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Cat Question

Postby Meganthemog » October 10th, 2018, 2:35 pm

I wonder if anyone could put my mind at rest please? Buddy is now in his 3rd week on confinement to a cage and yesterday on one of his daily out of cage cuddles I noticed he was rather nasal. He sounds like he has a bit of a cold but this is unlikely since he hasn't been anywhere except a brief visit to the vet last week when he was nowhere near another animal.
Could it be because he is immobile and is getting a bit congested?
I am very loathe to take him back to the vet - it's already cost me a small fortune and every visit seems to incite a further bill for £50+ :terrified:
I have looked on the internet and all the articles seem to be written by veterinarians so always say take him to the vet :lol:
Any ideas my knowledgeable friends?
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Re: Cat Question

Postby Chinchilla_lady » October 10th, 2018, 2:47 pm

Could very well be Megan, get some eucalyptus oil from the chemist and dissolve in warm water as directed, put a bowl of it in the same room, (not in his cage) see if that helps. Dont tell the chemist its for pet use though! They wont sell iot to you, 'elf and safety and all that. If that dosent work it may well be back to the vet. Or, is he on any meds he could be allergic to?
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Re: Cat Question

Postby earthmaiden » October 10th, 2018, 2:50 pm

I'd leave it a few days and see if it worsens (or improves!). Then I think I would go to the vet - have you any idea if he has had any vaccinations or anything or if anything has been introduced into the house he could be allergic to?

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Re: Cat Question

Postby Seatallan » October 10th, 2018, 3:57 pm

Megan, may be worth ringing the vet. You can probably initially get some (free) advice from one of the nurses and may well not need to take it any further.
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Re: Cat Question

Postby Meganthemog » October 10th, 2018, 5:09 pm

My lovely vet has just rung me to check on Buddy's progress :luv: he is rather handsome but that is beside the point. He agreed that I should just monitor Buddy's snuffles but more importantly he was ringing to say that he was knocking £350 off my outstanding bill of £500 :o He said that as we had taken Buddy in he thought he should try and ease the burden!
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Re: Cat Question

Postby TeresaFoodie » October 10th, 2018, 5:21 pm

The tale of little Buddy joining your family has the makings of a book about it. :wink:
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Re: Cat Question

Postby suffolk » October 10th, 2018, 5:43 pm

A lovely vet indeed .... you can tell him that he has a load of unseen Wildie fans :luv: :kneel: :wave:
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Re: Cat Question

Postby Zosherooney » October 10th, 2018, 5:51 pm

MTM You seem to have won the vet over ! Excellent news. So pleased for you and Buddy. :hug: :hug: My offer still stands.....
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Re: Cat Question

Postby earthmaiden » October 10th, 2018, 6:49 pm

Great news!!
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Re: Cat Question

Postby uschi » October 10th, 2018, 6:57 pm

Wonderful!!! You so deserve that!!! What a great vet!!!
As for Buddy, tell him someone in Germany is sending good vibes and saying: "get well soon, Buddy, and keep your ears stiff!!!" ;) :hi5:
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Re: Cat Question

Postby Grasshopper » October 10th, 2018, 8:04 pm

What a GREAT vet you have!
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Re: Cat Question

Postby Seatallan » October 11th, 2018, 9:49 am

Hurrah for the Lovely Vet say I!! :D :tu:
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Re: Cat Question

Postby Meganthemog » October 11th, 2018, 10:33 am

LOL yes he is lovely - if you want to see just how lovely check out the BBC Vets 24/7 site and look for Gareth :luv: In fact just about all the vets are pretty lush :lol:
Uschi I love the stiff ears comment - Buddy's ears are stiff! He's just demolished a Sheba tuna with prawns :hungry:
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Re: Cat Question

Postby Meganthemog » October 12th, 2018, 10:25 am

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Here are a couple of Buddy shots - his fixator is a bit scary. :scared:
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Re: Cat Question

Postby Chinchilla_lady » October 12th, 2018, 10:48 am

Wonderful what the vets can do, how are his snuffles?
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Re: Cat Question

Postby Meganthemog » October 12th, 2018, 11:01 am

Chinchilla_lady wrote:Wonderful what the vets can do, how are his snuffles?


The only time he snuffles now is when he's eating - he spent the whole evening sitting on the sofa next to me last night - without a sniff!
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