Chloe has an ear infection

Chloe had her yearly veterinary exam last week…I brought her in a few months early as I suspected an ear infection–which she has.

She was prescribed Mometamax–4 drops per day for the infection. Chloe is extremely difficult when it comes to giving any type of medication. I think the memory of her early years when she was very sick and required alot of care have stayed with her. She seems to have a second sense when it comes to knowing I am about to give her medicine. She usually manages to outsmart me and the ear drops are no exception.

To make it even more difficult..the bottle that you are supposed to squeeze for the drops to come out is so stiff, you can hardly get anything out. I tried using another type of dropper, but that didn’t work either.

She may think she has won this round, but with an infection, I will have to persevere and find a way to get the drops in her.

Wish me luck!!




Chloe has a bout with Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)

Several months ago I had gotten so busy with work that I neglected to do a monthly ThePetCheckup test on Chloe and Kate.

Sure enough, Chloe developed litter box problems. She would go in the box but could not pee. Kate would stand next to the box, wide-eyed, staring at me with a look that could only be interpreted as “something is wrong with Chloe and you had better take action quick!”

A trip to the vet and some medication solved the problem pretty quickly. We were lucky that it was caught early. But there was no real diagnosis as to the origin of the problem. Some research I did showed that for least 50% of cats with FLUTD the cause of the illness remains undetermined. Sometimes it is called FiLUTD or Feline Ideopathic Urinary Tract Disease, or Ideopathic Cystitis. It can quickly develop into something serious, so should be treated right away.

Once again, I was reminded how significant the role ThePetCheckup plays in keeping Chloe and Kate healthy.