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Poor Stewie...

Stewie, one of our cats had an ulcer on his eye.

My partner took him to the vet yesterday and the vet made an
appointment for surgery for that day with a specialist.

A very concerned girlfriend took him to the specialist where she was
told that normally they could get away with scrapping the ulcer off,
however in this situation it was recommended that he have surgery.

Stewie had the surgery and adding insult to injury it looks like he had
a bit of a chest infection too 😞

Now his right eye is sewn shut for 10 days.

I tend to be really good with cats, even the most timid I can typically
coax in to coming and accepting attention; our cats just don't back
away from me. Stewie did when I came home last night 😞
He's really really unhappy and sulks for ages when he gets eye drops
and given some antibiotics, very out of character.

I bought some ham to give him as a reward which helped a little, will
get some shredded chicken tomorrow...

One of those times where you just wish that you could accelerate time
or make your pet understand why it's happening. 😞

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kbannister Absent Member.
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Re: Poor Stewie...

Go to PetSmart or any other Pet Store. Get one of those little sock toys stuffed with catnip. Slide it around and back and forth near Stewie. He will snap out of it. Believe me. I had a 22 pound Maine Coon cat and couldn't get her to come out of anything. The catnip socky (which is grey and tattered now from kitty claws and slobber) did the trick! We lose it every now and then but it always shows back up. Good luck!
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Re: Poor Stewie...

Scott:

Poor fella. Hope he snaps out of it soon...

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Re: Poor Stewie...

Great suggestion!
A friends sister grows catnip, occassionally making cat toys. I don't
know how she grows it but it seems to be far more alluring than what we
get in toys. Will have to see if she can sort us out 🙂

On the plus side, the last lot of eye drops that we put in he didn't
enjoy, but quickly settled after some ham 🙂


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Susan wrote:

> Poor fella. Hope he snaps out of it soon...


Yeah. Looks like the ham did the trick - slept by our heads last night
and was smoochy this morning. 🙂

Roll on Wednesday the 28th...
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Scott:

Wonderful news! So he might have thought you were mad at him and took
his eye away. Getting the ham let him know you weren't mad anymore, or
was determined as fair compensation for the insult of the vet visit. : )

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Re: Poor Stewie...

Poor kitty! One of my "puppies" has an ear infection at the moment. I
have to corral him in the small bathroom to get the drops in his ear
because he "piddles" when the drops go in.

>>> Scott Campbell<potato@potato.potato> 4/20/2010 4:40 AM >>>

Stewie, one of our cats had an ulcer on his eye.

My partner took him to the vet yesterday and the vet made an
appointment for surgery for that day with a specialist.

A very concerned girlfriend took him to the specialist where she was
told that normally they could get away with scrapping the ulcer off,
however in this situation it was recommended that he have surgery.

Stewie had the surgery and adding insult to injury it looks like he had
a bit of a chest infection too :‑(

Now his right eye is sewn shut for 10 days.

I tend to be really good with cats, even the most timid I can typically
coax in to coming and accepting attention; our cats just don't back
away from me. Stewie did when I came home last night :‑(
He's really really unhappy and sulks for ages when he gets eye drops
and given some antibiotics, very out of character.

I bought some ham to give him as a reward which helped a little, will
get some shredded chicken tomorrow...

One of those times where you just wish that you could accelerate time
or make your pet understand why it's happening. :‑(



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Re: Poor Stewie...

Oooh! I'm so jealous! You've got a Maine Coon. I miss my Maine Coon, he
was such a lovey-dovey kitty.

>>> kbannister<kbannister@no-mx.forums.novell.com> 4/20/2010 8:56 AM >>>


Go to PetSmart or any other Pet Store. Get one of those little sock
toys stuffed with catnip. Slide it around and back and forth near
Stewie. He will snap out of it. Believe me. I had a 22 pound Maine
Coon cat and couldn't get her to come out of anything. The catnip socky
(which is grey and tattered now from kitty claws and slobber) did the
trick! We lose it every now and then but it always shows back up. Good
luck!


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Must be the season. Number 2 Kitty (black and very fuzzy) had hair mats so bad ........... we had to shave her back. She will not come out from under our bed. Poor little fuzz bucket. I better find her catnip sock tonight and coax her out. Darn kids .........
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kbannister wrote:

> Must be the season. Number 2 Kitty (black and very fuzzy) had hair
> mats so bad ........... we had to shave her back.


My partner generally takes the cats to the vet to get their stomachs
shaved when we go in to Spring - it seems to help prevent them from
getting knotty as they spend a lot more time outside.

One of my friends started to take her cat to get groomed after he got
pretty bad - apparently he loved it, and he is a temporamental cat 🙂

I have seen some of cat foods like Hills Science Diet which is supposed
to help with cats that get knots

> She will not come
> out from under our bed. Poor little fuzz bucket. I better find her
> catnip sock tonight and coax her out.


😞


> Darn kids .........


🙂
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Mary Matthews wrote:

> Oooh! I'm so jealous! You've got a Maine Coon. I miss my Maine
> Coon, he was such a lovey-dovey kitty.


Was just looking them up, I like the idea of cats big enough to make
dogs think twice 🙂
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Susan wrote:

> Wonderful news! So he might have thought you were mad at him and took
> his eye away. Getting the ham let him know you weren't mad anymore,
> or was determined as fair compensation for the insult of the vet
> visit. : )


Apparently not quite fair compensation, he's positively lapping up the
attention and is making a point of walking across me repeatedly at
night 🙂
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Mary Matthews wrote:

> Poor kitty! One of my "puppies" has an ear infection at the moment.
> I have to corral him in the small bathroom to get the drops in his ear
> because he "piddles" when the drops go in.


😞

It really makes me wonder what they think when they get subjected to
these things...
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Talking of Maine Coons, I had a quick look to see if 'Horse' from
Footrot Flats was based off a Maine Coon - apparently not, but the
cartoon at the bottom of the page made me laugh.

http://www.oneil.com.au/footrot/comics/ff25_75a.gif

from:
http://www.oneil.com.au/footrot/ch_horse.shtml
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kbannister Absent Member.
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Re: Poor Stewie...

This one was given to us. They said she was shy. We have determined she has a form of Feline autisim. So far she has cost us about 7k in new carpet, furniture and vet bills. However being the animal lover I am I just go with the flow ....... I hope your Main Coon was a good cat. I always wanted one but this one has been an unusual experience.


Mary Matthews;1964891 wrote:
Oooh! I'm so jealous! You've got a Maine Coon. I miss my Maine Coon, he
was such a lovey-dovey kitty.

>>> kbannister<kbannister@no-mx.forums.novell.com> 4/20/2010 8:56 AM >>>


Go to PetSmart or any other Pet Store. Get one of those little sock
toys stuffed with catnip. Slide it around and back and forth near
Stewie. He will snap out of it. Believe me. I had a 22 pound Maine
Coon cat and couldn't get her to come out of anything. The catnip socky
(which is grey and tattered now from kitty claws and slobber) did the
trick! We lose it every now and then but it always shows back up. Good
luck!


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