Cat Diary July 28th 2011 - Update on Cats health
shelley in the sun
Well what a few weeks we have had. I reported on July 8th that both our cats were sick and that we were going to take them to see the vet.
well it turned out to be more serious than we first thought. the cats deteriorated over a period of four days, not eating, not drinking, limping and sleeping all the time.
After three visits to the vets they were finally taken into a vet hospital because they were both severely dehydrated, both had very nasty mouth ulcers and Byron was jaundiced.
After more tests it was discovered that they had caught the calici virus, which meant that they were highly contagious and at one point we were told that they may not pull through.
I was devastated, we weren't allowed to see them for five days and every day I thought I was going to get a call telling me that they had gone.
However because they were vaccinated it had given them some immunity against the virus and after a week they started to recover.
Both cats are now home and are still improving every day.
the vet bill was over £2000 which luckily our cat insurance will pay.
I nearly lost them and so now I love and cherish them even more. I just don't know how I would have coped if I had lost them.
They are both out now enjoying the sun and look like they are the happiest cats in the world.
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