Friday, May 11, 2012

I Am Worried About My Turk...

My husband and I were away for a week and got home today.
For a couple of weeks before we went away I was watching Turk closely because he wasn't using the litterboxes properly which is very unusual for my cats, and any catslaves out there will know- a change in a cat's toilet routine is the first sign of trouble!
When we got home from our week away, I noticed Turk was breathing strangely and he looked to me to have lost weight...
Here's a short video I took tonight when Turk was curled up on my bed so you can see what I mean by strange breathing.
video
We went to the vet immediately.
He noticed some discomfort when he pressed on Turks' tummy, but said everything sounded normal and Turk had no fever. He was also eating a little before we left...
And once again, the vet underestimated how well I know my cats.
It frustrates me immensely when they do that. I work at home, with my five cats indoors. I see immediately if one of them isn't well or starts behaving strangely.
He gave Turk an antibiotic shot and gave me some more pills to dose him with for a couple of days.
His breathing is still laboured which worries me immensely and I am seriously considering taking him to another vet in the morning...

2 comments:

Elaine said...

Poor Turk. I hope he is doing better today and if he is not, I hope another vet will know what's wrong.

SheBee said...

Aw shame poor Turk! I'm not sure if this will make you feel better or worse, but SeaSeaCat (Turk's mommy, for other readers) also used to breathe like that off and on.