What the *bleep* is doing all that scratching behind that door!?!?
Star goes from roaring growling Princess Hissyface to meek tiny little Princess Jellyknees. She won't stand up, she stays crouched down low to the table and nothing, I mean nothing will make her lift her belly from the surface. Try to lift her up and her feet stay tucked up like a turtles, she comes off the table instead of rising to her feet.
She's not passive though, not my feisty girl. Try to turn her over to see her belly and it takes two people! She will not roll over for anyone! She does, however, try to tuck herself into her daddy's arms!
So the vet gave her a thorough going over and while he suspected that fleas intensified her seasonal rash, he couldn't find any fleas or debris on her. Which means we probably eradicated the fleas with the bath, but the damage had already been done.
She got a shot of depo-medrol and a course of antibiotics. Star is very easy to pill, we just have to put it in gooseliver/braunschwiger and she'll eat anything! The only issue was that he only had pills for larger kitties and doggies. Star is a little girl and he'd have preferred to give her liquid but we can't do that.
Star will run from us if we try to force liquid meds down her throat every day for two weeks! So what we wound up with is capsules. I'm not sure she will eat capsules embedded in gooseliver or not, so I'm going to open them, mix the powder in a little bit of the gooseliver then wrap another layer of non-medicated gooseliver around that. Hopefully she'll scarf it down before she discovers the funny tasting stuff in the middle!
As of right now, she's curled up next to her daddy, happy as a clam, and already seems much better. That shot must act fast! We so very much appreciate the purrs!
Oh, and just in case we've missed a flea, which, as I said, they couldn't find evidence of, we got some advantage, for use after she heals up a little more. (No flipping out again Spitty, she's still certified flea free!)
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