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Friday, 28 September 2007

Mitey Marwood

Image from Dorling Kindersley

We took Marwood to vet last night. He was very good and didn't give us too much trouble getting into the basket. He didn't like it much and he miaowed a bit on the walk to the vets.

Once at the vets he didn't bolt out of the basket when we opened the door, he didn't come out like a wild thing all teeth and claws either. In fact he was well behaved throughout.

He hated the vet cleaning his ears out with cotton wool and he wasn't too keen on the drops going in either. He shook his head almost instantly and we had to hold his back foot so he wouldn't scratch. He had a look of ecstasy on his face when the vet was massaging the drops down his ear.

We attempted to do some more drops last night. It took us half an hour to do it and I'm not sure how effective we were at doing it! Again he didn't bite or scratch he was just a bit lively and wriggled a lot in attempts to get away.

Obviously his condition is going to get worse before it gets better as he has been scratching his ears more since the drops went in. His poor flaps were looking quite pink as he has scratched them so much. I will have to keep an eye on these to make sure they don't get worse. I'll have to make him some mittens or get a funnel put on him otherwise.


Gill said...

oh poor thing! He must feel very uncomfortable. You'll have to knit him some mittens!

Karen said...

His ears aren't getting too scratched and nasty looking so I think he'll be ok. they still seem to be itchy though. we're getting better at putting the drops in though as we wrap him up in a towel so he can't get away.

i think he might be a quieter cat once his ears have completely been cured.

Gill said...

how are the mighty mites?

Karen said...

Seem to be getting a bit better - he's not scratching so much now and when we clean his ears before we put the drops in one ear comes out clean and the other is almost clear.

We're going to keep dropping him until we've finished the bottle.

mutterings and meanderings said...

The poor darling. Hope he's feeling less itchy now.

Karen said...

Thanks M&M while he's not completely cured he is much better