Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Kitty Not Well

Me, my dad, and my girlkitty Kadie went on a merry trip to the vets yesterday. Lately she's been kind of sick. She's been throwing up and making messes these past few weeks. It kept going away though so we weren't too sure of if she had to go to the vets. We finally gave in though and got her there. See would be sick, and then be fine for a few days, then do it again. Oh well.
The poor mite on the way
When we were at the vets we got some less than pleasing news. Don't worry she's not in any real danger. She just probably has worms, which the vet nicely treated her for there. She also has fleas. Which probably gave her worms. It also seems that by giving her ham occasionally I made her sick. She might have a sensitive tummy and as such we have been given special uber sensitive food. We got 12 pouches of it, and she has to be fed it three times a day. This is also all she's allowed to eat. There are a few problems with this. One, it's freakin expensive (that's not so much of an issue I guess), and two, she's a scavenger. She eats most of the things she comes across. I've even seen her eat cardboard and wood before. She eats pretty much anything and that also probably made her poorly. I don't know if she'll stick to this, and it's not like we can force her to. 

There is one thing that really sucks about all this though. I feel like shit over this. If you're a mother, and you've ever felt like you did your kids wrong, like you let them down, then that's how I feel. But I reckon it's probably worse. I really really care about my cats, and they are ever so precious to me, and I feel like shit that I made her poorly. It's my fault she's sick. Still I suppose it's going to be okay. She'll recover, and as long as I accept the lesson that I wasn't treating her right, she should be okay later on too. 

I <3 my kitties. More than I love almost every person outside my family. 

PS I count Jessie as part of my family.

30 comments:

  1. My first pet was my cat. Had a long life. She was an outdoors cat but I don't think she ever scavenged for food. She loved the stuff we fed her way too much.

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    1. I'm not sure how much she scavenges outside but she eats leftover food here and really doesn't like the cat food we get much.

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  2. She's still in good hands with you around, doesn't sound too bad, I don't keep any pets since I don't feel I have the needed commitment to look after any animal.

    Unless you can find zombie pets.

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  3. Being a parent is hard. Even if they are fur babies. You have at least done the right thing in getting her to the vet.
    Worms and fleas are easy to sort and I am sure you will get her diet sorted.

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  4. Lev is sitting next to me and your use of poorly made her feel poorly.

    Lev: "Also poor Kadie! Right when we were talking about her a few days ago >,>. I really don't think you should feel so bad over it though, it's not like you're force-feeding her cardboard."

    Bien you should no longer talk about other people's pets. Curses will happen.):
    Nah but really, it's a good thing she's doing fine. Could've been something worse, so feel glad for that!

    Lev: "You're a great mom, don't give up!~"

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  5. I feel the same way about my dogs but not about her chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys or horses!

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  6. Sorry about the cat Mark, here's hoping she gets better soon, at least it doesn't sound life ruining or anything which in my opinion is a huge blessing.

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  7. It's normal to be upset over a sick pet but there's no need to beat yourself up over it. You weren't to know. Besides it is only fleas and worms after all, that's like a child getting chicken pox. It's practically expected.

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  8. I feel sorry for the cat. Bad Mark, feeding the cat ham.

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  9. Poor both of you! I hope the kitty feels better soon, and that you feel better about taking care of her. So maybe ham and cats aren't a match made in heaven, but let's move on and make everyone happy and healthy! :D

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  10. or you can do it the way we did it back in the 50.s, take it out back, shoot it. get a new one the next day :P lol here comes the hate mail.

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  11. Poor thing. Hope she gets better soon.

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  12. Awww, it's not your fault. Garfield the cat eats all kinds of Italian food and doesn't get sick. How were you to know? Anyway, the kitty is lucky it has someone like you to take care of her.

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  13. You're right with not being able to influence her to choose. Cats will do what cats do. I hope for her speedy recovery and that she'll really think the new expensive food is enough for her from now on.

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  14. It's tough when a pet is sick, but like someone else states above, fleas and worms are pretty standard for cats. I mean hey, worms are pretty standard for people too (at least here they are)

    Just like kids with their moms... if you love your cat, which you obviously do, you can be sure she knows it. And if she knows that you love her - then there's really no way you can hurt her.

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  15. I hope things will go better for your cats. :(

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  16. aw, sweetie! don't be so hard on yourself. i give my babies people food too; it makes them so fucking happy, how can you not? please don't feel so bad, you didn't do it on purpose, you did it because you love her. i think you're a great dad :)

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  17. Awww...poor kitty! Try not to be so hard on yourself, she will be just fine!! (And I know its way easier to say that than to feel it!! Hang in there!)

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  18. You take such great care of your kitties! Hope this kitty gets well soon!

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  19. Hope your kitty gets well soon. My dog has wicked seasonal allergies and he's just starting to really scratch. I have to give him steroids everyday to help. It alleviates some of his itching. Plus, he can hit a whole lot of homeruns.

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  20. I'm surprised your cat didn't eat the fleas. Try switching to Spam, it's much healthier..lol

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  21. I'm sure she's in good hands and she'll get better soon. Don't stress: Everything will turn out fine.

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  22. Aww, poor kitty. I'm sure that once she's treated, she'll be back in tip-top shape. :)

    (I can relate to how you feel about your pet. I heart my Demon Chihuahua very much.)

    -Barb the French Bean

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  23. It doesn't sound like you weren't treating her right. Don't animals pick up worms pretty easily? It seems like it's a fairly common thing...

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  24. I love animals, but I only like cats. However, the fact that I am not as fond of them as I am of other creatures does not mean I want them to suffer. Poor kitty. I hope it gets better soon.

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  25. I hope your cat feels better soon. I sympathize with worrying about sick pets (I've had my share of animal urgent care visits over the years). I also know that I too favor my pets more than certain members of my family.

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  26. I lost my cats during the flood, it was horrible..I missed them so much :(

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    1. Awwwww :( I really am sorry for your loss.

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