About three weeks ago now my cat Mira laid down on the bed and moved very little fortwo days and would not eat. I had no idea what could be wrong. After some conversation with a friend, I gave her a teapill of a strong antimicrobial. She then began to eat and move about slowly. I then observed a lump forming on her back and decided to take her into the vet, where she informed me that she had an abscess probably from a fight with another cat.
I was given an antibiotic for her to take after a possibly routine but what seemed excessive procedure that involved an impressive incision across the back, a large bald spot, and a plastic collar. She didn’t tolerate the medication very well. She frothed and slobbered in a fashion more befitting that other common household companion.
I also noticed that her stools were on the creamy side and there was a bit of crusted tears about the eyes. Furthermore, her appetite was not so robust. All of these signs point to a water metabolism problem. From slobber to tears to loose or soft stools, the body is not generating sufficient transformative action to allow body function to occur as it normally would.
I prescribed for her a digestive aromatic in nature. I crushed one pill and mixed it in with cream cheese. I then dissolved the teapill in about a tablespoon of water and poured it over her food. At first she turned her nose up at it but eventually ate it. Despite her appetite returning, her bowels were still creamy. I used another teapill the firms up the bowels. I dissolved it and poured it over her food, but she would not have it or much of it without fanfare. She got enough into her where the stool was starting to be formed but then tailing off into creaminess. Progress. I thought I’d try one of both dry sprinkled over her food, which she tolerated. I sifted the remainder of the power and put it in a pellet-sized cream cheese ball. That went down ok.
Before going into have her procedure, I thought to give her two pills of antimicrobial in a day. The second administration elicited the same drooling and signs that her body could not tolerate such harshness. I took this as a lesson about how much she could tolerate and prepared me for her reaction to the antibiotics.
A little short of a week and Mira is well on her way to recovery. Being an outdoor cat, she is obviously bored beyond belief. Sometimes she sits by the door bellyaching in the hopes I’ll let her out. Overall, however, she’s been a good sport about it and has taken the opportunity to be more social with her humans purring all the while. I have no doubt that Chinese herbs have aided in her recovery. The thing about small animals is that they respond quickly, good or bad. This takes much guesswork out of determining whether what she’s been given is working.