Ohai again. I've never heard of meds that are rubbed on ears - that sounds SO much easier! But you're right about others licking her, or even Max herself doing the lick paw-swipe ear-lick paw cycle. And Sweetie... I'm more than happy to talk with you about it. Been there, done that five times. All you can do is pay attention and count your lucky stars when one like that comes along. (((Hugs)))
So no new Leonard on the horizon, gotcha. I don't know what to say about Max. My late Millie had overactive thyroid. She'd eat the pill for it crushed up in gushy food and did well on it for several years. But she also had kidney issues and she would never take that med. I could get it in liquid but I only tried it (on food) twice and both times she salivated so severely she freaked out. I thought it better for her to have a good quality of life in her last years, rather than be so unhappy taking that med so I stopped trying. You should tell your vet that Max seems worse after taking them and ask if there are alternative medications available. There may be additional meds or supplements hat can ease her reaction to it. ++ Besides stroke, the "nooneshome" look can also come from petit mal seizures, at least in humans. These are apparently also called "absence seizures" though I'd never heard that name before today. In humans, they typically last from a few seconds to half a minute, with one of the more common symptoms being a blank stare and cessation of movement. There's more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absence_seizure. Human grand mal seizure disorders (most famously epilepsy) can be treated in most people with prescription meds. I think there are pet meds, too, but they would also be for epilepsy. I don't think petit mal seizures are usually severe enough for meds and I don't even know if there *are* meds for it. I also don't know if vets ever use electrode studies (EEG) on animals or not. Other than prolonged observation I'm not sure if there are any tests for petit mal seizures or if they even leave any traces after the fact. ++ I know with my Millie I figured as long as she was eating, using the litterbox, and wanted lovin', she was having a good life. I hope Max does too.
Hi PC - yup - Cupid and DaVinci an I are all adjusting to live together. He is a cutie. I see you added to your brood too -- hoping all is going well and new baby is enjoying fureber home! Cupid just had his 'booster' vaccine tonight, so - i'll be watching him for reactions tomorrow. Hoopefully all will be well He's a lively little guy who will attack the cursor on the pyuter if he notices it. **hugs** kris
Oh the "don't take if you're allergic ads" are from the drug companies - not personal injury lawyers. ++ How good of you to adopt yet another kitteh! Will Sheldon be joined by Leonard any time soon? How about Raj and Howard? Let me know when you've got those pics posted, 'kay? Have a great weekend!
Hiya PC! I saw that you faved the "if you have a throat or neck" LOL (http://cheezburger.com/7719984896). What a hoot! Have you seen the TV ads that tell you not to take Drug-X if you're allergic to Drug-X? NO! Really?! I dunno, maybe it would be better if folks that dumb just went ahead and took the stuff. But sadly, the gene pool for humans is no longer "self-cleaning" ya know? ++ So how ya been? Anything new or different? Same old here, though it's finally looking like spring will stay. We have a whole row of purple irises in bloom out front, that after years that they never even made buds. Also, our climbing rose (which has pretty much taken over the front of our porch) has dozens and dozens of buds on it. It will be a virtual sea of red when they're all open - and smell heavenly! We even had lilacs bloom this year, something else that's always spotty. Between the flowers and all the local "porch cats" that come to hang out, out house is looking pretty good. :D