Friday, 5 October 2012

Ewww! Thank you, cat!

I awoke yesterday morning at about 6 to hear the sound most cat owners will recognise, the sort of  glugging sound they make just as they're about to throw up.  Sadly, it took me too long to wake up and realise what I could hear, and the cat threw up on the duvet right between us.  Yuk!

I did a minimal clean up with bog paper, then when we got up, put the duvet cover and top sheet through the wash.

We're feeling quite sorry for the poor little mite just at the moment.  She's lost a bit of weight over the last 6 weeks or so and this is emphasised by the fact she has a skin condition which is obviously itchy.  She's licking herself vigorously all over, and scratching where she can't lick, with the result that she's lost a lot of fur.  There are places you can see skin, which is not good.

We took her to the vet on Monday and he has had comprehensive blood tests done, but we don't know the results yet.  Most likely a thyroid problem, but could be diabetes.  Skin condition might be a side-effect of the underlying disease.

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