None of mine ever lasted on that collar for more than a few hours.  I kept
an eye on them and nobody really tore up their stitches.  And the fact that
Frankie is blind makes that collar even more a nightmare for her!  As for
the pills, I've got one who is impossible to hold and pill---I have managed
to get him to take pills by cutting them up into quarters and squeezing the
pieces between 2 soft treats that he likes.  I make it into a little ball
that he sort of 'ingests' in one mouthful.  There's also Pill Pockets which
works for my other cats but of course, doesn't work for the one who
absolutely needs them--LOL


Christiane Biagi


Cell:  913-720-6888



[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Lynne
Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 10:13 AM
Subject: Re: my poor snowy


We can't keep the hood on her.  She became hysterical.  She can be a very
high strung little girl and fight like a lion when she has to do something
she doesn't want to.  I did manage to get the Clindamycin capsules down her
this morning with only one scratch. She is on this for a couple weeks so
we're in for a stressful time. I just called the vet and told them the story
about the hood and the technician said occasional licking is ok, it's just
constant licking that can present a problem.  When Bob picked her up last
night the vet told him he had washed her eyes AGAIN.  I had to take my dad
back home so wasn't able to go.  I think I would have given him a real
lashing if I had been there.  Whatever he put in her eyes stained her fur
horribly, not that I care what she looks like, but when we tried washing her
face with a warm cloth it smeared all over.  Fortunately we won't have to go
back there.  The vet did say to absolutely cancel her spaying though which
certainly makes sense.  


I can't imagine Frankie or any animal wearing one of those things for 2
weeks especially if the poor dear is blind.  There has to be a better way.
I hope Frankie's biopsy turns out ok.  



----- Original Message ----- 

From: laurieskatz <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>  


Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 9:00 AM

Subject: Re: my poor snowy


Poor baby. At least you found it! Frankie wa sent home with a hood yesterday
after his biopsy. He promptly removed it. He is blind so needs those
whiskers to navigate. I am not sure what I will do as he is supposed to
thave the hood on for 2 weeks!

BTW, that vet had no business washing her eyes without your permission, imo.


----- Original Message ----- 

From: Lynne <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>  


Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 6:32 PM

Subject: my poor snowy


Well I won't be taking Snowy in for spaying this coming week.  I went to
clip her nails tonight and noticed that there was a big lump on her right
paw.  When I touched it she meowed so I got her into the emergency vet.
They told me I did nothing wrong that this had happened to her over a very
long period of time.  Her nail had grown into her skin, along with hair and
they had to put her under and remove it.  It had grown far into her pad and
couldn't be removed easily.  I don't get this.  She had seen 2 vets prior to
our getting her and no one noticed this.  Now the poor little thing has to
be on antibiotics (Clindamycin) and wear one of those horrible hood things
so she won't lick her paw.  She had a piece taken out of it and cauterized.
I am so sorry for what this poor little dear has been through in her short
life.  I just hope all this trauma doesn't cause her herpes virus to
resurface.  The first thing the vet did when we got her there was to squirt
eye wash into her eyes and she got all upset.  I kind of yelled at him for
doing that and asked why.  He said she looks like she has allergies and I
said "she's a persian their eyes tear".  Fortunately there was a very
knowledgeable technician present who seemed to know a lot more than this guy



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