Thankful Thursday: It’s Nice to Have Access to Specialty Vets



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Okay friends, here is an update on my Sister Zoe.  Tuesday night Sister Zoe had to fast.  Now she is usually pretty darn fast, but I figured out that it meant that she couldn’t have any food after 10PM.  So, she was sequestered in the big bedroom and up went the gates.  That’s nearly as bad as closing a door!  Sister Zoe wanted out of the bedroom and of course the rest of us wanted in the bedroom.  I did really feel bad for her yesterday morning when we got to have breakfast in the kitchen and she was still behind bars in the big bedroom.

Mom packed Sister Zoe up in the PTU and off they went to see the Dermatologist at Southeast Veterinary Dermatology & Ear Clinic.  They got to see a very nice Vet, Dr. Cynthia Bauer.  Mom says she was a super nice one.  Anyways, they conducted a serum allergy test on Sister Zoe to see if they could determine what is the exact issue.  The test results will be back in about a week.  They couldn’t do the typical skin allergy test unless Sister Zoe is off of all medications for one week, which at this point is not really a good idea.  Based on her experience, Dr. Bauer seems to think that it is a bad case of seasonal allergies, so we will see what the tests have to say.

In the meantime, a change of meds is taking place.  Dr. Bauer wants Sister Zoe completely off of the prednisone and the Prozac.  We will start the process of reducing the prednisone until we get to the zero level.  Zoe will be taking Atopica along with Comfortis as a flea treatment in case that was one of the underlying issues.  Even though we don’t go outside, the peeps do and can easily carry the fleas indoors.  Lucky us, there will be flea treatments all around.

That’s where we are, so keep those paws crossed while we try something new with Sister Zoe.  Oh, she sure was hungry when she got home and got a private brunch served to her by the Mom.  Sister Zoe was then plenty snoozy happy!

Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip!  Later!


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50 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday: It’s Nice to Have Access to Specialty Vets

  1. Playful Kitty

    Sounds like Zoe had quite the night! The kitties and I will be praying and purring that her test results come back definitive, but nothing serious. At least the fasting part is over 🙂

  2. Bev Green

    Aww poor Zoe..always so hard when you have to fast…and even harder when it’s a multiple cat house and others are eating…sounds like this wonderful vet will help get to ‘Zoe’s Mystery’ soon …paws crossed and huge hugs and treats for Zoe 🙂 Fozziemum xx

  3. Marg

    Oh I sure hope all the new medicine helps Zoe. We use the comfortis on our Dog for the fleas and it works great. I have two cats that are allergic to the fleas and it only takes one flea. So we sure are sending you lots and lots of purrs Sister Zoe. Take care.

  4. Hilary

    poor zoe… I hate when you feline have to fast… It breaks my heart since you don’t understand… Hoping the new meds help!

  5. Fuzzy Tales

    I just had to Google Atopica to see why she’s coming off the Pred and getting onto that, and I see it’s specifically for skin allergies. Okay, makes sense. (You probably know I’m paranoid about Nicki being on Prednisolone, into the 3rd month now, even at “only” 0.115 ml/1.15 mg every 36 hours and would prefer him off it, but of course not coughing either.)

    Fingers and paws crossed that the new meds work well for Zoe. Poor sweetie. Give her a smooch from me and head butts from the boys. Nicki and Derry send tons of purrs.


    P.S. Yes it’s fabulous you have access to such specialized care. At best, I’d have to travel 2 – 3 hours here, at worst, probably go to the University of Guelph (I’m guessing), which would be a day’s drive. This region really lacks cat-specific care.

  6. Selina

    Poor Zoe! We hope you get the results back fast & that they provide helpful information. I hope she’s feeling better soon!


  7. Kitties Blue

    We really hope this new vet can get Sister Zoe straightened out. We know when Mom can’t eat ’cause of blood work that she gets really grumpy. Hope Zoe didn’t have that problem. We’ll be purring and praying that the vet can find out what is ailing Zoe and get her fixed up. BTW: That is a way adorable photo of you Brian. XO, Lily Olivia, Maurico, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  8. Sherri-Ellen T-D

    Yow Zoe me feelz fer ya little gurl!!!! Me hatex da fastin no food bit! Howeber ya needz to bee die-ag-nossed so ya can bee treeted. me hoped Dr. Bauer figurez out what iz causin da trubble n can give ya new treetmint….
    Me had to come of da Pred too n it will bee okayz…
    Mum doez topeecal flea treetmintz on me ebery 5 weekz just in case too 😉
    Take guud care n enjoy yer caturred brunch!
    Lub Nylablue n Mum x0x0x0x0
    Pee ess: IF we do nott appear online fer sum time it will meen lappytop died; it went funny again last nite n said “monitor not connected”?? Mum did a reestore n we hopez it will bee okayz butt we not nose what will happen… **FLOUNDER**

  9. Pat Hatt

    Being locked away is sure no fun, but hopefully the changes work and the allergy test gives some insight. Then it was worth it indeed.

  10. da tabbies o trout towne

    zoe…eye haz seasonal allergeez two…N de minit de furst frost hits…bam….they be gone; eye stop lickin me bellah raw N get bak ta doin what eye due best…nappin, sleepin, snoozin & gnawin on butter stix…..

    hope de vet can pinpoint thiz for ewe ♥

    butter lover boomer o cat

  11. Angel AbbyGrace

    Zoe I bet when you got home you got some a big plate of your favorite meal. WE are glad she is working with a specialist and hope hope hope this will help her overcome the itchies. Annabelle has flea dermatitis and when it’s unchecked whoa nelly is it bad. She had to use the Comfortis to get the flea allergy under control. Now I use a topical.

  12. Caren Gittleman

    Glad they are taking you off the Pred. I was shocked to read that she was taking it every day. Cody takes it a few times a year for his seasonal allergies but he never has been on it indefinitely. He takes it for approx a week or two and then is weaned off til next time.

  13. Whisppy

    We’re glad the fasting part is over and done with! We hope the test results will give Dr Bauer the information she needs to draw up a proper treatment plan for Zoe.

  14. Katie Isabella

    I am deeply grateful to learn this news for I feel things will be alright for Sister Zoe. Love and kissies to her. xxoox

  15. Flynn

    I hope the results will give a better idea of what is causing Zoe’s allergies and the change of medication improves her condition.

  16. Connie Marie

    Sending purrs and love to Sister Zoe, hope they find an answer fast. Pred I don’t think is good for
    anyone, so at least she doesn’t have to take that! We know for sure though allergies aren’t any fun either!

  17. siku marie

    Zoe, you have our sympathies about having to go without treats and breakfast. YoYoMa had to do that before his vet appointment on Monday and we know firsthand the Song of the Starving White Dog! We are sending you our strongest White Dog healing and non-itching energies…and lots of strength and patience. Waiting is sometimes as hard as skipping breakfast!

  18. Cathy Keisha

    I hope Zoe can get some relief. She’s been thru the wringer, as we say up here. I’m sending more healing purrz. Allergies are sure bad this year.

  19. Fraidy Cats!

    we sure hope and purr the test results will give you all some answers and the Doc will be able to help poor Zoe! hang in there!

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  20. KB

    I sure hope that Zoe is on the path to feeling better now. I do like having access to specialty vets but I wish that all our beloved animals never needed them!

  21. Everycat

    This vet sounds like he’s right on the case and keen to get Zoe sorted out and back to her old self. Sending rumbly purrs for Zoe, it’s a hard slog to sort this sort of thing out.

    I tweeted for Scuttles again.

    Luff Mungo

  22. Clooney

    It is really great that you have access to specialty Vets for sure. Purring and praying for sweet Zoe, and we hope these new findings and recommendations will help her to feel better.

  23. PepiSmartDog

    Oh poor Zoe! Hope this week has been better for her. So tricky when meds have to be juggled. UGH. At least she is at home with you all and not camping at the vets.
    Thank you for joining our Thankful Thursday Weekly Blog Hop again. We really appreciate you and your posts and hope to see you this week too. (((HUGS))) :=o)

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