Saturday, July 26, 2008

Much As I Love 'Em, Having Cats Can Be A Royal Pain In The Ass.

Bad news: Happiness has a bit of a urinary infection. Last night, for a period of about an hour and a half, she kept going back to the litterbox over and over every couple of minutes, producing at most a tiny little spot of pee. All the cat care books that I own agree that this is a Very Bad Sign.

Good news: I was able to get her into the vet this morning, and they gave her an antibiotic shot. Apparently this particular drug is very new, but they say they've had good success with it, and it means that I don't have to force any medicine into her, which I was frankly dreading.

Bad news: The vet also said that I should switch her over to special cat food for animals who are prone to urinary infections. Which means that now all three cats need their own individual food. I've been having a hard enough time with Vir and his diet food. The last thing I needed was more complications with feeding these critters. And I have no idea whether Happiness is even going to take to the new stuff. I put some in front of her when I got home, and she seemed deeply uninterested. Sigh.

Really annoying news: I had to get up at 9 AM to get the damned animal into the vet's. I have to work tonight from 8 PM to 8 AM. Meaning that, barring a successful nap, which seems unlikely, it's going to be about 24 hours before I can sleep again. Man, I really, really hope work tonight is not going to require a functioning brain.


  1. Ugh! At least she was using the litter box! When my kitten (now 2 years old) had a UTI, he peed on my bed!

    Trying to feed cats different diets is almost impossible. Good luck!

  2. Thanks! And, man, I'm gonna count my blessings on the lack of bed-peeage. That would suck.