Update on Mickey and some questions
- It has been awhile since I have posted on the heart group.To summarize, right now Mickey is doing fine, after getting over an undetermined fever of unknown origin, they did test, she had a slight fever, dehydration,vomiting,nauseous,would not eat, was treated several times at the vet,had an enema, complete cbc,nothing wrong there,,and now basically back to normal.It was about two weeks worth,of back and forth to the vet,getting her to eat, appetite stiumlant,etc.She is a very picky eater.She eats both wet and dry. For wet she likes Halo lamb,Fancy Feast turkey and giblets,liver and chicken. For dry she eats Science diet longeivity.She prefers dry over wet.Due for another ultrasound in October.Had two previous ones.Heart rate still normal about 150 at vet, respirations normal, although the specialist last year wanted to put her on atenolol, because she has sam. No enlargment yet in atrium.She is almost impossible to medicate.He also noticed an irregular heartbeat and wanted to do an ekg.I have read that sometimes an irregular heartbeat can be just the cat nervous at the vet too.Last year I never started her on atenolol. She was still in a normal range.And there are vets too that disagree that atenolol can really stop the progression of heart disease.When she had the fever, and slowly returned to eating, I had to give her the appetite stimulant, in liquid flavored form,and it was almost impossible,even with help.She freaked out.But at the vet they can do it easily. So my question is this=would it be good if I bought what they call- a cat medication bag?They sell it on the internet,and it holds the cat safely,while exposing the head,to give medications.Or would this tramatize her?I don't want her to become afraid, and then would not go into the carrier,to go to future trips to the vet.She won't take anything in food,and does not like treats.For the future, I think I might have to give medication again, and I need a good plan,that would work.Anyone out there have a nervous cat that is hard to medicate???Thanks for any help. Anna.