It’s the peep today. Gracie is recovering and taking it easy.
Readers may remember that Gracie has been having barfing issues. She’s had them ever since she joined our group. We’ve tried different things. Nothing worked. This year with a couple of new quirks, I decided to get a complete workup with blood tests and x-rays. Cha-ching, cha-ching.
Blood tests showed elevated white blood cells levels which scared me. That’s not specific enough to pinpoint a problem. It could be allergies or inflammation. A different veterinarian looked her over. His first comment was that she had a lot of hard stool in her. She’s a tiny eight-pound cat full of poop.
The x-rays showed no obstruction or any other issue. He gave her some subcutaneous liquids to “jump start” the process and I’ll be giving her “hairball medication.” In cat speak that’s a mild laxative.
He suggested pumpkin. I’ve heard that before and tried it with Jake (RIP) but he wasn’t having any of it. Gracie doesn’t like much, so we’ll see.
After she came home, she hollered her disapproval of the whole affair but within three hours, there was a monumental turd in the litter box. Score!
Gracie will always barf more than a “normal” cat. Now we know she gets constipated. We can handle that. If there is any leftover pumpkin, there may be a bread in my future. Maybe I’ll buy her the big can.
Have a great weekend!