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Sunday, September 16, 2007

$150.90 later....

This is what my poor baby looks like. Tiger looses hair on her back above the tail every summer. Yes, it is a seasonal thing, I believe from swimming in Trout Lake. If she can't get someone to scratch her, she goes under the bushes in the yard and scratches, uses furniture, rolls back and forth on the carpet, you name it she knows how to scratch. This year is especially bad, now she is getting little sores that are bleeding. So last Friday off to the vet we go, $54.00 just to walk in the door, since we are there $14.00 to trim her nails, the rest is medication and the cone. She is on antibiotics and antihistamine, which seem to be working well. She doesn't scratch (as much) and each day is less and less. Now, the cone, not sure why the vet wanted her to wear it, Tiger can't reach that part of her back with her paws. She had it on for maybe 15 minutes and I could not stand it anymore :), She must have thought the world ended, the look on her face was pitiful and all she would do is stand and look bewildered. Strange part is they never suggested she wear a cone when she gets ear infections and that would be when it is really needed. She is my baby and worth the cost, but it will cut into the stash fund.

My goal of finishing WIP's this month is not getting very far. I'm still working on one and I have a few to do. I really what to start stitching something new, but will try and restrain myself :)

6 comments:

Pumpkin said...

Poor Tiger! It's funny you mention that though Irene because Duncan has been doing A LOT of scratching this year and ended up doing the same thing but on his belly. He would crawl around on his belly just to get it scratched!

I don't blame you for removing the cone. When you see those sad eyes they just break your heart :o(

Mindi said...

Poor Tiger! I'm so glad you removed the cone, she looked absolutely pitiful in the picture. Glad to hear the meds are working for her.

Sally said...

Awww poor Tiger. She looks so fed-up in that picture.

Lelia said...

poor thing ... and sorry your wallet is flat after your vet visit.

I dread taking in the pets -- but, what is the alternative???

Carolyn said...

I know how costly vets can be. A few months ago Our Cat had an infection near its mouth and they had to drain the infection and used a cone so he wouldn't scratch that area. The next morning it was off and I kept it off. Poor tiger. I hope he is feeling better soon.

~ Sadie Jo's Mama ~ said...

Poor Tiger and you had to take a picture...mean mommy. So now she needs a blizard.