That’s something I just can’t seem to do.
I took Ciara’s temperature this afternoon. She has a fever. Not a big one, but she’s up a couple of degrees. She’s eating and drinking and I saw her push out a very nice poop (note to self: make an appointment to see if she can go off of pred, not that I’m all that diligent about giving it to her on schedule). So, I started her on amoxicillan. If her temp doesn’t drop by Thursday morning, I’ll call the vet.
Then I notice Chandler licking his butt. A lot. I try to get a closer look to see what he’s licking. You know, if it was his butt or his penis (penis would indicate blockage). It’s his butt and he’s licked it sore. I thought maybe it was because of fleas (I haven’t treated since December), so I dosed with Advantage (note to self: when you buy the six pack of dog Advantage, it would be a good idea to always leave it in the same place so you can find it and don’t have to go buy more) (second note to self: pick up another package of large dog Advantage at the vet’s). I know he’s got fleas because he’s been chewing on his back…the little scabs are a dead giveaway.
I tried to look at his butt and he’s very tender. His butt and his tail. He did not like me touching it, I’m hoping because it’s so raw. I call the vet and ask what could make a cat’s butt sore. I described what he’s been doing. Liz suggested tapeworms. Yeah, it could be tapes, since he’s got fleas. I said I’d give him some Droncit (it’s generic) and watch him. She said I could also put a little Neosporin on it, but if he doesn’t get better, to bring him in.
Poor kitty cats.