Finding ways to keep track of what happens to the cat and at the vet's is a great idea. I have a notebook where I keep track of issues-vomits, upset stomachs, questioning behavior-anything to keep track of regarding all my cats. I list things to ask the vet. When it's time for any vet appointment but especially for my HCM cat, I check the list to see if there's anything to ask or discuss with the vet. Each cat has a file with copies of test results and appointment sheets which I also make notes on regarding what happened at the vet's and what we're to do and how things are proceeding.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "harris.rose@..." <harris.rose@...> wrote:
> I just learned this great trick from another group. I now put together everything that's happening with my cat; her history, what drugs they're on, age, weight, etc. Then I list why I'm there today, see below. The whole subject came up because I forgot to ask an important question when I was at the Vet and others said this is what they do. I also have a Vet who does not keep good medical records so with this I don't have to worry about it as much. Now of course this is when it's not an emergency, but thought I'd pass this on too.
> Date of Appointment:
> Coughing, sneezing, etc.: Y/N
> Diarrhea: Y/N and frequency if yes
> Energy level:
> Reason for today's visit:
> Any other unusual behaviors:
> List out any questions or concerns I have:
> Supplements & Medications: