We had a talk with the vet Monday and he added more of the capsule meds along with the last week of antibiotics. (why can't I ever remember what the capsule is called? I know it starts with a C.. anyway..) But that will push his recheck back another week! Argh! He wants him to be off meds for a while before the recheck. I guess I understand that, but it's hard to wait! Right now, his appointment is on the 16th and we decided to go with the direct tap of the bladder/kidney rather than wait for him to go on his own. It's supposed to be more accurate, if more expensive, but I need to know.
I had a question about how I was giving the meds, and I think I've finally got it worked out so it's no problem now. At first I was putting a little food in the dish, mixing in the meds and giving him that before giving him the rest of his snack. Well, meal now, not just a snack. That worked fine, he'd eat it, but as soon as he was done with the little bit, he would run to Star's dish because he wanted more. Of course he did! He just didn't want to wait for me to give him the rest.
So what I do now is still mix the meds in that little bit, then I put the rest of his food in the dish and top it with the medicated bit. It's on top, so he eats it first, and the rest is right there so he doesn't have to run after Star's portion! Whew! Finally figured him out!
We also mixed both fish free new dry foods (one with grains one with peas) with some of their old dry food and they are both eating it better. I thought they might pick out just the 'good stuff' but that doesn't seem to be the case. They are eating it all.
I'm still watching him carefully when he, (as I believe it was the Katnip Lounge that coined the phrase), goes into the Playing The Cello position to make sure he's not being excessive. But nope, just normal grooming.
Whew! Things are definitely looking brighter around here and we're all breathing easier. But we'll breathe best after the 16th and his test!
Yeah, it was HOT out, but he wanted a little window whiffy... how could I resist letting him have one? Star got a whiff too before we had to shut it because the air was really working!
I'm lookin' up and havin' sunnier days!