Lynne, I understand. I always insist on blood work up as that will tell you if everything is normal, no matter what the age of the cat. Some vets only want to do this on older cats.
I would give her L-lysine twice a day, 500 mg each time until she goes in and for a few days after she gets home (late notice I realize) ~ this is for the herpes. Winston's acts up when he is stressed and he gets stressed going to the vet. I crush a 500mg pill and mix in with canned food. I recommend,if you are so inclined, you turn this over to your higher power, the universe, etc and RELEASE any negative energy you are carrying about this. You don't want Snowy to pick up on your fears. I find I bring to myself those things I fear...Frankie is having a biopsy tomorrow so I am in the midst of this process, too. I practice breathing when I go to that place of fear... I take a breath in and think or say "in with peace" and breathe out and think or say "out with negativity"). The serenity prayer is another way I calm myself. Our best to you and Snowy. Headbutts, Laurie and Frankie ----- Original Message ----- From: Lynne To: email@example.com Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 7:47 PM Subject: spaying Hi all, I haven't posted in a while but have been reading all the emails. I guess this is a little off topic but I need some reassurance. This coming Thursday we are taking our Snowy in to be spayed. It was part of the contract I signed when we adopted her from the foster mom. She's the rescued girl we got after BooBoo died. She's a 3 year old persian and I am scared to death about doing this. We've had her for about a month and the vet thought it a good idea that we wait til she adjusted to us, which took about a day. She had been neglected in the past and had basically lived in a cage until she was rescued. She had feline herpes and a respiratory infection when she was taken but recovered nicely and was immunized when we got her. I just keep thinking that if we had not had BooBoo neutered he may have fared better. I truly believe that it hastened his demise. I hope I'm wrong about this and even though we have always had our cats neutered, I realize spaying is a little more complicated. The vet assured us she would be fine but if we lost her I don't think we'd ever recover. She is an amazing precious little girl. We haven't had a younger cat in the house for a long time and she is so playful and comes to bed with me every night when I go upstairs. She talks to us all the time in these little meows and you can tell she is really happy. The field worker who investigated BooBoo's previous owners came by last week to meet her and see how she was doing and was amazed at her too. He commented that we were lucky to get her because hundreds of people applied. She's kind of a poster child in this area for abused animals. He also said she was very lucky to have got us, which was very nice of him. Lynne