Tuesday, June 09, 2009


So, Thor went back to the vet this afternoon. Exactly two days after Loki realized he was not some impostor Thor and stopped hissing at him.


So, Thor has not been throwing up as much, but still some. I asked for (and received) an X-ray just to make sure there wasn't some sort of toy/fur/rubber band/masking tape bezoar in his stomach that was just partially obstructing the intestinal sphincter.

Nothing there but still some stool up in the transverse colon. So he got another dose of sub-cutaneous (or more accurately, sub-hide, fluids). No enema this time for which I'm sure Thor was extremely grateful. We'll double up on the hairball/laxative remedy and see how it goes.

He had lost a tiny bit more weight (he'd lost an estimated half a pound when weighed last week). So I have orders to fatten him up.

But not to let Loki gain any more weight.


I bought him some kitty treats and some of that yummy tasting but not so good for you dry cat food. Tomorrow I'll try to find some kitten food as per the vet's recommendation.

Loki sez: I'm not fat. I'm just big furred.


Anonymous said...

thanks for the update.....I'm sure once his brother smells his breath and realizes his getting short-changed in the food category he'll be hissing again.....Good Luck, Pam, South Bend

Kelly Love said...

Good info and good idea about the kitten food. My vet says my Miss Kitty is underweight and tried to sell me some kind of weight-gain prescription stuff that was like $40 for a month's supply. I'm going to try kitten food now! And switch vets - I'm going to start taking her to Animal Medical West where Lou goes.

Hope Thor feels better soon!

JanetLee said...

Pam - This hissing round seems much more mild. So hopefully he'll be over it quicker.

KLo - I used to go there and loved them. But then my favorite vet from there opened his own clinic in Summerville, so now I go up there to see him.