A number of readers of this blog have expressed kind wishes for Renn’s improvement. I am most gratified by these statements, and I want to thank everyone for them. I have the gladness to report that my big boy is better this morning. Since waking, he has, in small portions, eaten almost a whole tin of Fancy Feast, which is more than he would eat over an even longer time-period on his best days. This is, of course, merely making up for lost time: he is feeling the empty stomach caused by several days without food.
Inspired by Jackie’s sad comment that Flynn’s decline was begun by an unauthorised injection of Convenia, I have decided to tell my veterinary hospital not only not to give the slow-release buprenorphine to any of my cats, but also to receive my permission before using anything on them that has not been used before. I have no idea what may be available that a veterinary might think appropriate the use of which I might refuse.
I don’t think the new drug will have a lasting effect on Renn, but it may have proven dangerous to him in the short-term, too. It doesn’t take much to affect a body and mind, but I believe my big boy will pass through this ordeal and emerge from it in health reasonable for a mancat of his age.
I am really happy to hear that Renn has made a big improvement today. I think that is a very good idea to tell the veterinary hospital that they must consult with you and get your permission before using any new drugs.ReplyDelete
I had heard of some pets having a bad reaction and some even dying after Covenia. My own vet knew I would never let any pet of mine have it, but the locum obviously hadn't checked the notes.
What great news to hear that Renn is improving - slowly but surely! You're absolutely correct to request notification before any new medication is given to your cats. I would do the same thing if I were in your shoes.ReplyDelete
This is good news. We're happy that Renn is feeling better and eating!ReplyDelete
That's a great relief to hear poor Renn is eating again. I looked up buprenorphine, and it sounds like a pretty powerful opioid. (It's 30 times more potent than morphine!)ReplyDelete
That's an excellent idea to insist on being told in advance what medications your cats will be given.
Thank you for doing that. I hadn't yet, though I was going to.Delete
Glad you enjoyed your feast Renn.ReplyDelete
This is terrific news, I'm so glad Renn has eaten a good amount of food today and I hope he returns to normal quickly now. ♥ReplyDelete
So glad for both of you that Renn is eating good for now. Hope he continues along this line without any complications. That you canReplyDelete
start the new week with a sigh of relief.
Phew, I have to say I'm very pleased to hear that Renn is feeling better and eating well. I agree with your concerns and the message you have for the vets who care for your cats.ReplyDelete
So glad he is better !ReplyDelete
As I struggle to give Sweetie her daily capsule, I too wonder at how vets see what is going on versus those of us on the 'front lines', so to speak. Often, there is a disconnect. Perhaps the drug companies need to get more pet-friendly with their application of medicines, so that dosages can be controlled, instead of a 'one-size-fits-all' approach.ReplyDelete
Purring for Renn, and hope there is much munching in his future.
We too are sure glad Renn is doing better. We tell all of our Vets nothing goes until we discuss, no matter what it is.ReplyDelete
So happy for the little fella..! :).