My husband and I recently “adopted” a cat.
(In reality, it forced it’s way inside our home… and our hearts, haha)
His name is George.
As part of being an indoor cat, we wanted him to learn how to use the litter box.
Unfortunately, he never took to the litter box and the only thing I noticed was that he kept eating the litter!
I actually got alarmed with this behaviour as I also noticed that he started eating soil, too, when we’d let him out of the house to pee and poop.
When I read that, I decided that a trip to the vet was definitely in order.
So today, we went to Vets in Practice in Alabang.
The vet gave him an x-ray and a blood test.
The vet was quite alarmed with what the x-ray showed. This is how a cat’s x-ray should normally look like.
Because of George’s scan, the vet ordered that an enema be done. (I’m so sorry, George!)
As for the blood test, it confirmed that George is indeed an anemic cat and was prescribed antibiotics and a B-complex medication.
As for the litter problem, our vet suggested that we use newspaper first as litter while treating his anemia. Hopefully when the anemia is cured, we can try litter training again.
I also want the anemia to be cured as soon as possible so that I can have George neutered, too.
Neutering and spaying your pets have many benefits and it’s a good idea to have them neutered or spayed when they reach 6 months.
So that’s it for this entry of my Pet Diaries!