So, off we toddled today, to take Louis to the vets. She’s hoping that it’s just an infection, but saying that, he didn’t have a temperature at all. (You should have seen that cats face when she stuck a thermometer up his bottom!). He has antibiotics tablets for 10 days, and she gave him a painkiller injection, because I said he was miowing in the night.
(PS Louis is thankfully quite good at tablets, but we will have to sit with him whilst it dissolves in his mouth. Last time, we thought he was so good, but he just disdainfully spat it out as we put him down! Hannah, however, is a different story.. this rings very true with her!)
However, there is a still a possibility that there are crystals causing the problem, so they must have a urine sample to check.. even if he seems better. His bladder was empty, which unfortunately meant they couldn’t do anything there and then, but on the positive side, did mean that he’s not blocked at all. That means that we now have to get a sample..
She’s given us a bag of non absorbant litter stuff, plus a pipette – the idea being that Louis has a wee on these things, in his litter tray, and we can simply suck it up. Okay… So, how do I stop Hannah from weeing on it instead? Hmm…
I ended up buying a new litter tray (as it’s probably time we changed it anyway), and I’ve put the new things in there. I’m now watching his every move, to see if he goes. However, I also have to watch for Hannah coming down (she’s curled up on a bed upstairs, like any self respecting cat should be!), to make sure she doesn’t go in there! When I can’t be watching, I’ll have to remove the new tray.
If I’m not successful, I’ll have to leave him at the vets for a day, so they can try. And I would imagine that will be quite expensive! So wish me luck!
Vet’s bill – £50
New litter tray (with filetrs and lid) – £20 (!)
Cat’s face with a thermometer up his bottom – Priceless!