There’s never a dull cat moment in our house. Last week we noticed Olive was eating inconsistenly. She’s usually crazy for food – and non-food, so when she stopped eating for a few days, we thought she may have eaten something foreign or maybe started to develop fatty liver disease.
We got her checked out today and it turns out parts of her intestines are thickened and she’s got some hair stuck in there. The vet said this could be inflammatory bowel disease, which is apparently pretty common with cats. We might need to switch her diet a bit, or we might not. For now we’re armed with a steroid shot, antibiotics and a tuna flavored hairball elimination paste – delicious. We’ll see how she does with these and hopefully she’ll be back to chowing soon.
We’re just glad it doesn’t seem to be fatty liver. Matt and I definitely had flashbacks to Jack and kept comparing symptoms.
Not to be outdone, T also received a shot of steroids and antibiotics a few weeks ago for a swollen lip. His bottom lip became quite puffy like someone had socked him in the face. He apparently had an allergic reaction to something and part of it had become infected.
During both episodes Dr. Google was less than helpful. So, remember, it’s always best to get you kitty checked out by an actual vet if they’re not feeling well, and avoid the internet diagnoses.