After a tumultuous start, Loki’s finally settling in. He had some sort of gastroenteritis that we weren’t sure any of us would survive.
Somehow we all made it through!
We’re still navigating the co-cat coalition…
News to me was that cats may at times need probiotics. For Loki’s uncontrolled bowel, our veterinarian prescribed a combination of antibiotics, prescription food, and a probiotic regimen which I was only able to administer by mixing it in liquid and using a syringe. It was several weeks of hell!
I was skeptical about all of this at first but ultimately it worked.
The veterinarian thought Loki may have eaten something toxic. All I know is that he was a very sick kitten.
Plants, the veterinarian said, are often the cause. We were referred to the ASPCA website to review a list of toxic plants: https://www.aspcapro.org/resource/17-plants-poisonous-pets
It has been awhile since we have had a kitten roaming the house. It was a little like having a baby again! Everything goes right into his mouth.
We still have no idea if Loki came to us ill, or if he got into something in our home. Regardless, he survived thankfully!
Typically, cats are very neat and easy to cat box train unless there is a serious issue.
Right now he is a bundle of energy, a coiled spring ready to snap! Teenagers!
We are counting our blessings that he is both healthy and happy!
Happy #Caturday all! And Merry Christmas!