Monday, March 21, 2016

O'Malley At The Vet

What's over there?

What's over here?

What's up there?

Gotta be something over there

Maybe down on the floor?

Patty inside trap, wrapped with old sheet, and in the car

Patty's back was a mass of sores under his fur.  So, I set up the drop trap, made an vet appointment, and took the day off from work.  I trapped him at 8:00 am on Friday, and we were home again by 9:30 am!  The vet said his scabs were infected, but one shot of Covenia antibiotic should take care of that. She also gave him a CapStar pill to kill any flea eggs, even though she did not find any fleas.  His ears were clean too.  She called him, "A Big Boy".  The best guess was that he had been infested with fleas once which made him itch.

Patty was such a good kitty; he allowed me to hold him the whole time, and even explored a little bit. When released afterward, he simply walked down the deck stairs to rub against my ankles!  

Once again, setting the drop trap up for days on end, did the trick.  The 'O' cats began to ignore it, so when I put food underneath in the morning, they just raced inside and I dropped it around them.  I opened the exit door so Sweetie could run out, then we coaxed Patty from the drop trap into the portable TruCatch trap.  I threw an old dark blue sheet over that, and away we went!

This morning, I did a quick check of his back, and he is better but clearly not completely healed.  I will make a calendula tincture, and rub the liquid into his fur when the outside temperatures are warm enough that I know I'm not freezing the poor kitty.  Calendula has natural antibiotic and healing qualities, and Patty will enjoy my ministrations as I massage his body.

Next on the Patty agenda: weight loss!

12 comments:

  1. wow - he was a good boy for you. hope he is feeling better soon

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  2. Poor guy. We're so glad you are looking after him.

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  3. dood....sorree bout de nastee bass terd fleez bitez...we hope ya get ta feelin WAY total lee better way total lee soon, .... N never mind what yur mom said bout weight loss; her waz tired & knot of her mind ~~~~ ♥♥♥

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  4. Poor Patty. We hope he's feeling better soon.

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  5. Glad to hear Patty's gonna be okay. You know you kuld also use organic pure Shea Butter. And it wuld be safe ifin he decided to lick it too. We's sendin' purrayers he heals up fast.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi

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  6. I hope Patty's sores are healing. You are such a good person to care for him and the others like this. They are blessed to have you.

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  7. We are glad to know that Patty has you looking after him. He is a lucky kitty :)
    Purrs he does well.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  8. What a good boy he is! I think it's a thank you for your taking such good care of him.

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  9. I am glad you were able to take him to the vet.That is great that he took it so well. I will add him to my prayer list.

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  10. Oh Patty. So glad you got him to go to vet and he is healing. He is a very lucky kitty to have you take such good care of him!

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  11. He is such a dear. I'm glad you got him to the vet, and that he is on the mend!

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