Monday, October 10, 2016

Ringo's unexpected vet trip

On Sunday afternoon (it's always on a Sunday, right?), Ringo started pacing to the litter box. He'd dig a hole, squat, and nothing came out. After a few times of this, I scooped the box, and found no clumps.
MOM, why am I in this carrier?


While our regular vet is closed on Sundays, another vet nearby has "urgent care" hours. I had taken Tucker there once before on a Saturday. They got Ringo in quickly.

Thankfully, he is not blocked, but his bladder was pretty empty so they could not get a urine sample. I opted for some sub-cutaneous fluids and several days' worth of pain medication. Since he had a bit of a problem with his anal glands, I had them express those. While they were about 1/2 full, they weren't the cause of his problem.

I got the cold shoulder the rest of the day, but it was worth it. It can be a dangerous thing if kitties get blocked.

We'll keep a close eye on him this week.

11 comments:

Random Felines said...

better safe than sorry...we hope Ringo is feeling better soon

Colehaus Cats said...

Oh noes! We hope Ringo feels better and soon. We agree with RF, always better safe than sorry!

Eastside Cats said...

Same thing happened to Angel on Friday; they tried to test her urine, but bladder was empty. Here's hoping Ringo gets better quickly!

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

purrs that this is the end of it.

dezizworld.com said...

Oh Kittens, we're sendin' lots of purrayers. We're so happy there wasn't a blockage.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I hope Ringo is better after that! It's scary when a kitty (especially a boy kitty) has a litter box issue like that.

The Island Cats said...

We hope Ringo is okay. It was good that you took him in.

Eileen said...

We're sending our purrs that Ringo is feeling better soon. Poor little guy!

Sasha, Sami, & Saku

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

Feel better soon, Ringo.

Caren Gittleman said...

Hoping he is ok, and YEP you are exactly right, it's always either Friday night or Sunday. My Vet always says that Cody has a sixth sense and waits til he is on vacation to get sick. catchatwithcarenandcody

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am glad he is OK, better safe than sorry.

It's too warm to sit in your lap. . .

But I can sit on the arm of the chair near you instead!