Cat mom. Nerd. Lacquerhead.
Natey Update: He's feeling a little better today. He loves his skritches as always, but he's getting a bit cranky about being kept in Cat Solitary. He hasn't barfed once since our vet visit (yay!) but there's only been a small improvement in the poop department. He's not pooping liquid anymore, which is an excellent sign, and he's going at normal intervals instead of every 20 minutes. I'm expecting an Amazon delivery of Fortiflora tomorrow, so that should help him (and Gemmy). But until I see solid, normal poop in his litterbox, Natey stays in Cat Solitary. .
Between the bladder stones last month and this recent illness, he's gotten so skinny - he weighed only 14.5 lbs on Tuesday (normally he's between 15.5-16.5 lbs). He needs calories right now to fuel his recovery, so I'm trying to get him to eat more kibble, but all he wants is gooshyfood... well, duh, right?!? .
So for now, Natey is out of danger & slowly improving. Getting him back to 100% is just going to take time, which I've got in abundance. He's had a really, really rough few months, poor guy. I'm thankful that he's an incredibly patient, good-natured, strong, and stubborn cat. I don't know if he'd have made it through last month otherwise.
I never thought I'd need to be this informed about my cat's bowel and bladder habits... but as basic & gross as it is, it's also an excellent indicator of a cat's health. If you see any changes in your cat's litterbox production, *pay attention*. When in doubt, *go to the vet*. They depend on us to take good care of them and be their voice. That's a small price to pay for what we get in return. ❤
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