- Poorly cat :(
I came home today to find my cat in a bit of a poorly way.
The left side of his face seems pretty badly swollen, and very unusually for him, he’s not interested in any food (mine or his!) He’s normally fairly active, but all he wants to do is just sit there, but not in his usual spots. The swelling doesn’t appear to be painful to touch, but is causing him to dribble a lot. I can’t find any puncture marks around the swelling either.
He’s off to the vets tomorrow first thing, but I just wondered if anyone has an idea of what’s up with him?Posted 5 years agosamuriMember
unfortunately not. I was pulling up weeds, suddenly surrounded by wasps. I got stung on my hands a couple of times so walked away, a load of them settled on my head and started stinging away like crazy. I killed a couple by slapping my hand against my head and then things got really nasty. A few managed to get up my shorts legs and stung me on my arse and legs.
It was my head that really looked bad though. Normally I look like Brad Pitt.Posted 5 years ago
I was able to get a very quick appointment this morning, and got Ollie looked at.
It turns out he has cellulitis from an infected bite, so was given some antibiotics and painkillers and should be as right as rain in a few days. Poor little bugger had a temperature of 104°F so it’s not surprising he was feeling a little off colour.
Very pleased it wasn’t anything to serious!Posted 5 years agoretrogirlMember
Sounds like what my cat had. He went off his food and had runny eyes and nose and a lump at the side of his neck. turned out to be a very juicy abscess. The vets lanced it and it was left to drain and he was soon back to his old self. What he didn’t like was being kept inside until the wound healed and he spent the best part of a week planning his great escape 😉Posted 5 years ago
He’s normally OK with other cats, and used to play with my previous neighbour’s cat regularly
He likes bringing me rats back though, some more alive than others, so I wonder if he came off 2nd best to one of them.
He bought this one back a while ago (I’ve got size 8 feet…) so he’s not afraid of going for the larger ones!Posted 5 years ago
An update for those interested, after the initial Cellulitis diagnosis, the vet now things Ollie actually has cowpox.
I won’t post a photo as they’re a bit gory.
I think this means in his spare time he’s planning on weaponising smallpox and has vaccinated himself in preparation.
He’s now sporting a cone of shame, and is not a happy kitty.Posted 5 years agoprojectMember
My cat also suffered the same, took her to vet, and she all her teeth taken out, not bad fr a 16 year old cat, she jumped around next day when i got her back, like a kitten, and no pain or appreciable blood from her, she was like a new cat, 89 quid.
Then she is now suffering from slight strokes, face has dropped one side and cant walk straight, she jumps and runs, eats ok and is a happy little cat.
The vet said the frequency of the stokes could get worse and more cloeser together, and that will kill her. Oh and 30 quid for that advice.Posted 5 years ago
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