Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Buggin'


I noticed two lumps on Patty O'Malley's throat last week.  Tried multiple times to get a look at what these lumps are, but he's a squirmy cat and prefers nuzzling to examinations.  In addition, he's scratched the fur off of one ear, so I picked up some Die-Bug-Die stuff from the vet's office, and applied it to both Patty and Mama Mia.  The last time Patty had a lump, it turned out to be a big, fat tick!  I left Sammy off the list for now, since he'd had such a nasty reaction to last year's treatment.  

I try homeopathic things too, such as brewer's yeast and diatomaceous earth.  However, if a tick and/or fleas are already eating on them, then I feel I must go the distance.  Fortunately, the low-cost spay and neuter clinic also sells the spot-on treatments, and no appointment is necessary.  I enjoyed a few minutes petting doggies in the waiting area, then was on my way again.  

Patty really doesn't like the oily area on the back of his head, but a little safety may go a long way with that boy.  I included several photos of him, because his fur colors are just like a pint of Guinness stout!  Dark, almost black browns, creamy malty colors, and frothy hues too.  Makes me long for long-ago days, when traveling in Ireland, stopping at pubs and enjoying a rich glass of Guinness...or two.  Ah, yummy!

8 comments:

  1. Yippee for taking care of those bugs. Ick! Boy, that belly sure is tempting! We think kisses are in order! Purrs...

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  2. You are so wonderful to take such good care of them. Lovely photos of Guinness kitty :-) I've never been to Ireland, but would love to visit there some day!

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  3. We hope those bumps disappear promptly! That is indeed a most tasty looking fluffy belly...how does Patty feel about snorgles?

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  4. He looks like a pretty happy boy!

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  5. So happy to have found your blog. Found it when I was reading Stillness At Cherith.....hoping those bumps are nothing serious!!!! Love the name Guinness for a kitty and such a great looking kitty too! www.catchatwithcarenandcody.com

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  6. Yup, tick season has started here, too. Haven't had any on me yet but Peep #2 noticed a couple climbin' up a wall or somethin'. MOUSES!

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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  7. Wow, that is some good belly fur! Hope those bumps turn out to be nothing serious.

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  8. Yuck. We don't like bugs on us either. We just like to play with them.

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