It isn’t easy being Andy.
This has to be smeared inside the flap of his ears twice a day…for life. Alternating ears, for some reason, is necessary. The applicator is ingenuous, and you turn a knob on the end of the tube to extrude a single dose. The medication is absorbed through the skin, so it is imperative it does not get it on one’s skin if you aren’t Andy!
The condition is hyperthyroidism. Andy will have a follow-up visit in three weeks to measure how well the medication is controlling the problem, one that apparently isn’t that uncommon in older cats.
Happily, Andy has been very good while I apply the medications.
It sounds like it might be better than oral medication
Much easier to administer, that’s for sure
Sorry, you and Andy have to go through that. Glad he is good, though.
Me, too. It’s hard enough giving the medications with a good patient!
Sorry Andy has to take meds, but glad he is cooperating.
Me, too. His late brother got eye infections and he hated the medication. Andy is a snap to medicate compared with Dougy.
It is a common condition as cats age. I am hypothyroid myself so technically should not touch any of it – but I was given pills to give Snarky every day. She managed to take them and lived to be 19 + so it was worth the effort, and so will it be with Andy !
Thank you for that encouragement! I am happy I’m able to medicate him with a gel that comes in an applicator that dispenses each dose as needed. Pills are tedious when it comes to kitties!
Good Andy, you are a nice team, understanding to each others. Thank you, Love, nia
Andy is a mild kitty, fortunately. He is just nice about most things.
Thank you for your comments, Doug . I deleted the first as you ask.
Andy knows you care for him with love. He appreciates and supports the medication. He’s a good cat.
He seems to be getting to understand the eye drops and gel for the hyperthyroidism make him feel better, which means he is less resistant to their administrtion.
Wow, Andy is like me, he needs his medications often, Doug. You are a great cat dad!
I have to take several myself.
Me too, Doug, the medine cabinet looks like a pharmacy!
I’m down to six, and some are a vitamin that dialysis patients benefit from and another an antiacid. I barely count them. At one point, I was on 13! Ugh!
Wow, I have 12 I think! Terrible, isn’t it…
So sorry to know that – Andy is such a good, nice Kitty and you love him – amitiés
The main thing is his conditions can be treated. Thanks!
When I saw the tube of Methimazole, I knew what it was for for. Lucio was on that in pill form, since there were other cats about that would groom him and lick his ears. Wishing you and little Andy smooth sailing.
I’m happy I don’t have to use the pill form with Andy! It can be a big enough challenge as it is.
We haven’t had to do this but I always thought it was a promising new treatment. Although a nuisance in itself it beats trying to pill a cat twice a day. Many years ago we had to have a hyperthyroid cat treated for a week at a veterinary college, had to travel to get her there and back. All best wishes for success in managing Andy’s hyperthyroid.
No kidding! I’m glad I have this method to treat Andy.
Amazing how cats seem to get human illnesses. Do you think hyperthyroid might be the cause of Andy’s weight gain?
That was my thought, too, Dolly. At one time, he was lighter, smaller than his late brother, but two or so years ago, he passed Dougy’s final weight. It will be instructive to see how his weight goes after treatment for this condition. I will be taking him back in three weeks for an initial evaluation.
Best of luck!
what a good boy… we hope for good news from your follow-up..
For sure! Thanks.