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06-07-2015, 08:09 PM
RE: Bad day for kitty
Just thought of a little trick our old vet taught me when I had to bring my crazy cat anywhere. Get him into a pillow case and tie it shut. They kind of go limp then and are at least easier to manage. You can get them into a crate that way.

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06-07-2015, 09:02 PM (This post was last modified: 06-07-2015 09:30 PM by Bucky Ball.)
RE: Bad day for kitty
(06-07-2015 07:12 PM)Smercury44 Wrote:  Thanks everyone. Three hours later, he's still under the bed, and our big kitty is just walking around hissing and growling at everything even though they didn't even touch him. I think the smell of fear, strange people, and medicine has him spooked. Not making for a comforting environment to encourage little kitty out from under the bed. Undecided


(06-07-2015 06:26 PM)julep Wrote:  Our cat was fine at the vet until we boarded him for a vacation and he had a bad experience with a physical exam there. Ever since then, he acts just like your kitty when we take him in. He's fine at home, very loving and friendly, but he goes into a very strong and aggressive mode. Protective gloves nowhere near enough to handle him, and the vet says being that upset is bad for him.

Now when he goes to the vet, he gets gas immediately and then they do the exam. It costs about twice as much, but it really limits the amount of time he spends stressed and scared, and the gas just makes him a little quiet for an hour or two after the visit.

I wish the vets could do something like that to calm him. Last weekend when I tried to get him in the carrier he hurt one of his paws. He's been limping pretty bad on it since then. I told them about it, but it was such a harrowing experience I think we all forgot to check it. I can't imagine that the wrestling match and him flying all over the porch and climbing the walls, bashing into windows trying to escape helped. They never offer anything like that though.

I don't know what I'll do if there's something seriously wrong with him. Ugh, awful awful day.

He's gonna get hungry. He'll come out. Thumbsup
You could put some catnip, or something he likes to eat out near him, so he smells it.
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07-07-2015, 12:10 AM
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Soft kitty, growling kitty, little ball of gurr, angry kitty, pissed kitty GURR GURR GURR.

I get that, my mom's kitty associates me as the bad guy. I was the one who corralled her at the adoption place, and I am the one every time she has to go to the vet who has to trap her and put her in the carrier.

My cat on the other hand, is my boss, he is a big baby.

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07-07-2015, 12:49 AM
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We rescued a wildcat when I was in middle school - she was a little bobtail kitty, just skin and bones in the church parking lot. My brother and I got some food, caught her, and brought her home. Daddy said we couldn't keep her, so we didn't name her and called her Cat as not to get attached. Well, Dad fell in love with her. So Cat stayed as an outdoor cat. She was more like a dog than a cat - she'd trot up and greet you when pulling up in the driveway, would play fetch, loved to cuddle...and then she'd climb up on your shoulder and just sit there and chill. She also liked to kill birds and mice and leave them at the door step "See! See! Aren't you proud of me?! I brought us supper!" She also liked to torture baby birds. God I loved that cat.

When she went missing all we found was cat vomit, never found her. Several other neighbors' pets had been poisoned, so I suppose that happened to her as well...


I've always thought rescue animals make the best pets when you save them from near starvation/nurse them back to health. Good luck with kitty.

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07-07-2015, 02:52 AM
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(06-07-2015 05:06 PM)Smercury44 Wrote:  What a shitty shitty day. I've been trying for a while to get my little wild cat to the vet. After much fighting, cursing, crying, and scratches, to get him in his carrier, I decided I'm not going to be able to do it. Even though I've been putting ornery cats into carriers my entire life. A local pet hospital agreed to do a house visit. It was me, the doctor, and her nurse with little kitty on the porch. And probably the worst hour of my life.

Just trying to get ahold of him so they could weigh him, give him shots, and get a blood sample was traumatic enough for me. My poor gentle sweet kitty Weeping they had to muzzle him because he was so scared he actually started lashing out. Ive never seen him try to hurt a person before. You only get a scratch as he's trying to flee, never as an attack. The yowling, growling, panting, he sounded like he was choking getting so worked up. Meanwhile I'm crying, and the vets are doing their best to keep ahold of him.

He got all of his shots, and his blood taken. Its done for now, but they say he'll need a booster in a few weeks. I don't know if I can go through this again Weeping

I know I'm doing the right thing for him, I just feel so bad for him. If he wouldn't fight so much it wouldn't be so traumatic for him, but now because the experience is traumatic he'll never get used to it. He's hiding under the bed. I hope he comes out for comfort soon, but I may not see him again until next week.

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So... a while ago at a different work site... Noted some other folks putting a milk crate on the street corner (They were council rubbish collectors).

Seems they'd found a bundle of fur in one of the bins before they'd loaded it into the compactor and simply put the pair of them aside in the milk crate (So, good that they didnt end up squished).

I come along and... pack my jacket into the crate around the pair of fluff balls and take them home.

With two kittens? Always go the extra mile and buy two bottles. You won't be able to feed them both equally at the same time, but it's better than having one poor thing crying, hungry and being left out at the feeding time, even though you know they're going to be fed asap.

In my profession... I do twelve hour shifts... some times three to four days in a row.

I just could not keep the poor little mites happy/going so asked around and they both went to good homes.

I see them occasionally and they still remember the scent of me/jacket savior.

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07-07-2015, 10:32 AM
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He didn't come out from under the bed until sometime after we were both asleep. I haven't been able to find him since. Not this morning, just ran home on my lunch break, all of his go-to hiding spots are empty. I've checked all the cupboards even though he's never gotten into them before, under and behind all furniature, and inside any space that he could pry open.

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07-07-2015, 10:33 AM
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Oh and now the big kitty is hissing directly at me, a rarity in our 9-10 years living together.

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07-07-2015, 11:08 AM
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(07-07-2015 10:32 AM)Smercury44 Wrote:  He didn't come out from under the bed until sometime after we were both asleep. I haven't been able to find him since. Not this morning, just ran home on my lunch break, all of his go-to hiding spots are empty. I've checked all the cupboards even though he's never gotten into them before, under and behind all furniature, and inside any space that he could pry open.

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I hope the little guy turns up soon. Sadcryface

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07-07-2015, 11:58 AM
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Hope you find him soon.

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07-07-2015, 12:00 PM
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(07-07-2015 10:32 AM)Smercury44 Wrote:  He didn't come out from under the bed until sometime after we were both asleep. I haven't been able to find him since. Not this morning, just ran home on my lunch break, all of his go-to hiding spots are empty. I've checked all the cupboards even though he's never gotten into them before, under and behind all furniture, and inside any space that he could pry open.

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