Friday, February 25, 2011

Oh kitty....

Most of you know or at least know of my kitty Issy- that is Isabella Sunshine Conchita Little Havana Brown Molen- and most of you who have had the "privledge" of meeting her you know she is every bit of that long name!!

Mark and I adopted Issy from our local pet shelter 9 years ago. We are pretty sure her Mama was a feral kitty because Issy has some...well...shall we call it...very unique personality traits. In other words Issy likes Mommy and Daddy and that is just about it.

So when I believed that she might possibly have a urinary tract infection (uti), I was very nervous about taking her to the vet. A little more background...when she was a little kitty and being the dutiful parent that I am, I took her to the vet for her vaccines (she is an indoor kitty) and she almost died from these vaccines- very scary...for us all! 

Time has passed and we have a new vet- they are aware and ready for Issy...so in we went and basically she had to be sedated for her exam and urine draw- we had a blood draw at the same time. We really like our vet- Dr. Madi

After all this, Issy did not have a uti, but something called FlutD...feline lower unrinary tract disease.
Which basically has all the charactertics of a uti...in Issy case, mostly caused from stress. Her symptoms were peeing in the tub and on the tile by our shower. Also being just more aggressive than usual just wanting to play.
 
Our vet suggested that we could put her on an anti-depressant...hummm. I am not quite there...so went up the street to the Whole Cat,  more homepathic remedies- they suggested tinkle tonic and it has worked out fantastic. We also have her on Bachs flower essences special mixture for calming and feeling secure. And something that we have in our house always is the Feliway air fermones. 
 
I think my little munchkin also was getting very lonely since both Mark and I work long days. I have been bringing Issy to my studio just about everyday- she is much happier and so is Mommy! 
You know they say in a household happy wife- happy husband- well we can certainly add to that happy kitty-happy Mama- happy Daddy!!
You may think- geez- all this for a cat...but I feel blessed that I can have her in my life- for she brings me such happiness and comfort too! 
 

5 comments:

  1. I love, love the story about Kitty. While perusing your blog, I thought your doll art looked familiar. Okay, I'm silly because as I kept being propelled through your blog...searching for all the doll art, it occurred to me that who YOU really are!!!! The maker of those Asian dolls that I love so well...found them in Susanna Oroyan (sp) God rest her! books and in the 500 doll book!! Yippeeee! So of course I am now a follower. Gosh, imagine my stumbling onto your blog! You are AWESOME dollmaker!!

    hugzzz
    Pam

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  2. Hi Pam-
    What a lovely comment!!
    Thank you for following and for writing!
    Leslie

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  3. I too have a kitty that I love. Thank you for sharing this great information, I have never heard of FlutD.
    Jill

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  4. Bless you for taking such loving care of your kitty child. I am sure she knows you love her very much, thank you for sharing her story. She is in her senior years and may need a special diet to keep her healthy. Glad to read you choose the natural route when possible with the medications.

    Best, Ani & Splash the cat - who found and adopted me! >^..^<

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  5. It was so great meeting Issy today. :-) and seeing your studio for the first time!

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