Friday, August 19, 2011

Dorf Goes to the V-E-T

Well, Maw thought she was done for a couple of weeks. G.T. saw the dermatologist on Monday. Obi saw the v-e-t yesterday for his eye ulcer, and everything was clearing up fine, so Maw thought that maybe she would have a couple of weeks without any trips to the v-e-t.

But NO. Dorf was going to various litter boxes today and not leaving any deposits, and then standing without a litter box and trying to go, but nothing was coming out! Good grief. So Maw calls the v-e-t, and off they go. So Dorf likely has cystitis, and he got a steroid shot and a bunch of clavamox pills. And Maw forgot that Dorf spits out pills as fast as she puts them in his mouth.

Paw says, "Don't you remember that Dorf is impossible to give pills to?"

Maw says, "No."

Maw tends to forgot these various nuances of the numerous poodins in this house. It's been about 4 or 5 years since Maw gave Dorfie any pills. So Maw cuts Dorfie's pill in half, and tries numerous times to pop it down his throat. And the whole time good ol' Dorfie is growling and hissing at her. Luckily, he has no TEETH, so if he bit her it wouldn't hurt too much.

So there you go. Another trip to the v-e-t. Good grief.

Luf, Us


Gemini and Ichiro said...

Ah poor Dorf. Purrs for a speedy recovery!

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Oh no! Just when you think you can take a deep breath! Purrs fur Dorf and fur Maw! Good luck. xoxo

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Poor Dorf - cystitis is SO not fun! Purrs to him, and good luck to your human trying to pill him!

Brian said...

My sisters and I are all sending you purrs sweet Dorf. We sure hope you feel all better soon!

Marg said...

Oh Dorf, our Mom knows just how you feel about the pills and the many trips to the vet. We sure hope Mom figures out a way for you to keep those darn pills down Dorf. We are also sending many purrs that all of you get all well and no more trips to the vet for at least a week. Take care.

The Island Cats said...

Oh we hope Dorf is better soon!!

(Have you tried pill pockets with Dorf? They even make ones for cats with allergies now.)

Fuzzy Tales said...

Yikes! Poor Dorf! We're sending healing purrs for a quick recovery.

Have you tried the pill pockets? How big is the pill? When the mom had to give Annie pills, just before she passed, the mom took about half a pill pocket and wrapped it around the pill pocket, sat on Annie, pried open her mouth and popped it down at the back of her throat. (Massage the throat a bit after.) The pill pockets have a rubbery/slippery texture so they don't get stuck in the throat.

But if the Clavamox pill is large...Hmm, not sure about that! Unless Dorf will eat one whole?

Good luck!

Fr. Tom Fishworthy said...

Good heavens, Dorf! You've got to take the pills so you can be back to your old self, my furriend!

Take care,


Random Felines said...

sigh....mom says she feels your pain. :) Hopefully Dorf will decide to cooperate (or not - he is a cat). Good luck....and we are sending some purrs your way!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Had Dorf been giving Hannah tips about not taking pills!! Mum cuts hers in half and grinds them down and mixes in some tasty food but then she has to stand there to make sure she eats it!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Meezers or Billy said...

oh Dorfie, mine toofless brofur from anofur mother, please take your pills. I hates them too, so I know. Get better buddy! - Miles

Motor Home Cats said...

Dorf, we are purring for a speedy recovery. We hope you feel better soon.

Cody and Gracie

Athena said...

Poor Dorf! I hate taking pills too, I know how you feel. I hope you take yours so you feel better!

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

Poor Dorf! Poor Maw. How will she ever get them down him?

The Chair Speaks said...

Dorfie has no teeth! It makes pill giving much easier! Sending lots of healing purrs!


Oh Dorf
We hope you are feeling better.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Come on, Dorf. Cooperate a little with your Maw, OK? You and her will both feel better.


Beau Beau & Angie Over the Bridge said...

Awwww Maw we is sending healing thots to Dorf speshully cuz we bet it hurts bad wif dat kind of litter box fing. Fanks for thinking bout me wif mine little panic adventure. I will be fine and will stay home for a while.
~Beau Beau

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