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January 31, 2006


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Uncle Irving appears to be feeling under the weather, as evidenced by his increased frequency of vomiting, red itchy areas around his ears and eyes (worse than usual) and a very raw, frighteningly bald and chapped patch on his stomach and butt that he will not stop licking.

Wish him luck. His dad takes him to the vet for a checkup tomorrow. Irving went to the vet and returned home with several creams, wipes, and my personal dream, one of those Elizabethan collars. Photographs to follow. I am a mean, mean mom.

Posted by callalillie at January 31, 2006 7:13 AM | Feline Musings


Good luck Uncle Irving! Poor little guy!

Posted by: rosie at January 31, 2006 11:36 AM

he looks stressed out!

mortimer might need a check up soon. any vet recommendations?

Posted by: tien at January 31, 2006 1:18 PM

aw, good luck!

Posted by: liz at January 31, 2006 1:21 PM

i hope that they give him one of those cone collars.

lex and i have 2 different vets. he takes his to animal kind in park slope (i don't like them) and i take mine to the 5th avenue cat clinic. i think that they are nicer and spend more time with you.

Posted by: corie at January 31, 2006 1:22 PM

Did this start since the cats moved in together? Looks like he is stressed out. I'm sorry, hope he feels better soon and that the dr. can determine how to help him.

Posted by: mary at January 31, 2006 1:52 PM

No, it actually started prior to the move. I should note that a) Irving always has that expression and b) he always has allergies. They've just been worse in the past few weeks.

Usually the vet puts him on prednisone.

Posted by: corie at January 31, 2006 2:26 PM

and a cone collar would be awesome. maybe with a butt wheelchair too.

those might be a bit far for us. then again, we could also drive. i have a friend of a friend who is a vet, so that's another option.

Posted by: tien at January 31, 2006 2:27 PM

Irving is the cutest cat with a very sweet face! Hope he'll have relief soon. I always enjoying checking out your snaps of the cats, the photos are great.

Posted by: mary at January 31, 2006 3:34 PM

Poor Uncle Irving! Good luck at the doc. I'm sending positive feline healing vibes his way. :-)

Posted by: carrster at January 31, 2006 5:53 PM

Poor Oyving!

Posted by: Sally at January 31, 2006 6:35 PM

That poor honey.

Posted by: Jane at January 31, 2006 8:09 PM

Oh no! I know how UI feels, and it is not fun. I've had hives for a month straight now and can't figure out what I'm allergic to. Hopefully, Uncle Irving will have better luck at the doctor's office than I did. Sending all my kitty love....


Posted by: Lauren at January 31, 2006 8:40 PM

Awww the poor little boojie. I hope the vet finds something to ease his itchies and his angst.

Posted by: Divaah46 at January 31, 2006 9:11 PM

Here's hoping to curing Uncle Irving's ailment(s)... :*

Posted by: Nora at January 31, 2006 11:26 PM

If you're cats still aren't getting along, you might consider trying Feliway. It's been getting ringing endorsements, including from novelist Neil Gaiman.

Posted by: Vic at February 1, 2006 12:41 AM

Dear Irving,

Get Better Soon!

Posted by: Tiya at February 1, 2006 9:49 AM

I know this may sound weird but...I have heard of vets recommending Bendryl to help with dog allergies; maybe it would work on cats too.

Posted by: Kris at February 1, 2006 11:21 AM

Sorry for typo should have read 'BENADRYL.

Posted by: Kris at February 1, 2006 11:23 AM

All my sympathies to Oybean -- he looks so much like my own tabby, although mine is fatter but does not itch. btw, did you know the "Feline Musings" link is gone from your home page? I like to scroll through the pictures whenever I'm having a "missing my cat" attack.

Posted by: kmkat at February 1, 2006 12:23 PM

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