Saturday, August 30, 2008

And we all breathe a collective sigh of relief . . .

. . . that Sophie (Ga'hoole Girl's cat) is not seriously ill. Over the last month or so, Sophie has lost a considerable amount of weight so that she is really light and her bones are easy to feel through her skin. I was concerned about diabetes, a parasite, hyperthyroidism, or feline leukemia (particularly leukemia since we have two other cats and it's contagious). Mr. Math Tutor and Ga'hoole Girl took the cat to the vet this morning and we found out that the cat has a fatty liver from not eating which probably started a month or so ago when we got them cheap cat food that Sophie doesn't like. Apparently, cats are prone to getting fatty liver when they have sudden weight loss. In addition, her immune studies were a little off, so the vet checked her for leukemia (which was negative). So, we have to give her pills daily and liquid amoxicillin (which she doesn't like as much as my kids did) twice a day then have her blood checked at the end of the week. It's not fun to have a sick animal, but it's very nice to know that it's not serious and she should be fine. Sophie is only four years old - it would be very sad to lose such a fun kitty in the prime of her life.

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