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by Miss Aislin
Sat May 31, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Old before her time
Replies: 1
Views: 427

Old before her time

The backstory here is that Sugar, my British Blue hoody, came to me last May. She'd been advertised on preloved and I was told she was 4 months old. When she arrived, at an estimate I'd have guessed much younger, she was tiny - but had been kept on her own in a plastic tank-cage not suitable for eve...
by Miss Aislin
Sun May 25, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Old girl dragging one leg - no sign of pain
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: Old girl dragging one leg - no sign of pain

Massive improvements with her leg, walking almost normally now, and alarmingly quick. I hate fighting with her to get her back in the carrier though :( she hates it so much. A few more days and she should be okay to go back in the cage.
by Miss Aislin
Tue May 20, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Old girl dragging one leg - no sign of pain
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: Old girl dragging one leg - no sign of pain

The vet says it is a break! He's doubled the dose of metacam she's on and recommend I keep her in the carrier for a week to try let it set on its own before we try anything else. Poor mite - she was so good for the vet too! He says he can't confirm that it's a break without an x-ray (he had a feel a...
by Miss Aislin
Mon May 19, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Old girl dragging one leg - no sign of pain
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: Old girl dragging one leg - no sign of pain

Hopefully it's nothing too major - google only freaked me out. She had a funny... Episode? A few weeks ago, where she just suddenly threw a wobbler - it looked almost like a panic attack. She started screeching like she was terrified and hurled herself at the walls of the bath for no reason whatsoev...
by Miss Aislin
Sun May 18, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Old girl dragging one leg - no sign of pain
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: Old girl dragging one leg - no sign of pain

Gonna book Cate for a check up at the vets on Tuesday (not that I can really afford to :/) as her leg feels weird. No pain, swelling or inflammation or even discomfort as far as I can tell, but it feels... Loose. I can't explain it, it feels like it's not even attached (it obviously is!). I've given...
by Miss Aislin
Sun May 18, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Old girl dragging one leg - no sign of pain
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: Old girl dragging one leg - no sign of pain

HLD can initially affect one leg, but the difference isn't really that large. It sounds more like she's twisted/ strained/ sprained it somehow. If there's no pain, it's possible that the nerves are involved somehow. I'd stick her on metacam for now (will help with swelling etc. internally as well a...
by Miss Aislin
Sun May 18, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Old girl dragging one leg - no sign of pain
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Old girl dragging one leg - no sign of pain

My 26 1/2 month old girl Cate has been a little worn and wobbly for a while now but today she's positively dragging her back paw, like it's tucked up beneath her in completely the wrong direction. I had a good poke and a prod and she didn't squeak or thrash or panic so I don't think there's any pain...
by Miss Aislin
Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: How on earth do you bandage a rat!?
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: How on earth do you bandage a rat!?

Thankfully she SEEMS to have stopped bothering it. It's a little bloody, but it's dried and she's not actively attacking it. *fingers crossed*
by Miss Aislin
Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: How on earth do you bandage a rat!?
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: How on earth do you bandage a rat!?

For now I'd try a chemists for a wrist support bandage (a child's one if needs be) or something. I can't think of anything else you'll be able to get asap at the end of the working day. I have one of those (*edit: It was an ankle support bandage, so it's probably a bit bigger than a wrist support.....
by Miss Aislin
Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: How on earth do you bandage a rat!?
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: How on earth do you bandage a rat!?

I used this stuff: http://www.fancyratsforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=11716&p=119628&hilit=sesame+bandage#p119628 Good luck! Looked it up and none of my local pet supply shops seem to have it ;/ so I'd have to order it in which isn't really going to help for right now but it's something I'll defi...
by Miss Aislin
Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: How on earth do you bandage a rat!?
Replies: 7
Views: 548

How on earth do you bandage a rat!?

Cate had a lumpectomy yesterday and she will NOT leave her wound alone, she stayed at the vets overnight for obs because she was bothering it, I got her home a couple of hours ago and I literally cannot stop her chewing her wound! I tried putting her in a sock - she got out of it, I tried wrapping g...
by Miss Aislin
Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: 2am, inner ear bleed - help?
Replies: 19
Views: 2634

Re: 2am, inner ear bleed - help?

wow what fabulous news :D It is, I was really expecting the worst, especially when she went all limp and quiet on the way to the vets but that was probably just the blood loss :/ I also have to say I REALLY love my vets (Holly House), not only did they take brilliant care of her and give her lots o...
by Miss Aislin
Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Health
Topic: 2am, inner ear bleed - help?
Replies: 19
Views: 2634

Re: 2am, inner ear bleed - help?

Well, unbelievably Sugar seems 100% fine now! There's no wobbliness, tilting or confusion to indicate a neurological nasty, her wince has gone (pain related maybe?), she's eating drinking toileting climbing and playing as normal. I'm leaning towards the blood clotting disorder - a tiny nick or bump ...
by Miss Aislin
Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Health
Topic: 2am, inner ear bleed - help?
Replies: 19
Views: 2634

Re: 2am, inner ear bleed - help?

Her face looks much better this morning! If I weren't watching out for it it's not something I'd even noticed, she looks like she's wincing very slightly with one eye which is possibly pain related rather than some neurological nasty! http://i44.tinypic.com/2636a.jpg We're working on a new theory: a...
by Miss Aislin
Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: 2am, inner ear bleed - help?
Replies: 19
Views: 2634

Re: 2am, inner ear bleed - help?

Well, it’s been a looong day but I’m home - AND I HAVE SUGAR WITH ME! An hour before I took her to the vets this morning the bleeding got a dozen imes worse - it was EVERYWHERE, she stopped responding to her name, the fresh air, the taxi ride, the cats miaowing in the surgery etc. She sort of went l...

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