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17 hours ago, Sunshine3601 said:

I am sure she is happy to be home and happy to see your smiling face again too!

That is great that your Daughters live nearby and are able to help.😍

I posted so much about my daughters but forgot to mention my son in laws.

They are both wonderful.The one who lives close by takes me to doctors,hospitals and will do anything for my wife and I without hesitation.He began dating my daughter when he was 18 and he will be 50 in a few months.My other son in law has physical limitations but he does as much as he can for us.

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I took both our cats to the vet yesterday for their annuals.  Both are so sweet and let you put them in the carriers.  Nothing more than mild squirming at the vet when being examined.  They had a rabies and another vaccine and a dose of very expensive flea topical drugs.  (Not going to use that pricey product again $62 per cat for a dose that lasts 3 months!  They are totally inside cats so I’m not sure why I’m even doing flea meds…no evidence of fleas on them.)

 

But in the way home poor Minnie threw up in her carrier…then again at home and was breathing very heavy…I called the vet and they said to bring her back.  I did and everything looked fine…they chalked it up to a bad car ride experience.  But both cats are not their normal selves.  Both are lethargic.  Minnie slept on my pillow all night whereas she normally comes and goes.  Diana didn’t come upstairs at all during the night, extremely unusual…and didn’t come up when she heard me get up.  She also didn’t eat breakfast.

 

I wouldn’t think a topical flea med would have such an effect…but nor do I think a rabies shot would either!!  Here I thought I was doing the best for them as I love them so much for getting me through covid and several deaths of friends and family…and instead I feel I poisoned them!

 

I’m sure they’ll be over whatever it is in a day or so but I feel terrible!

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11 minutes ago, helen haywood said:

I took both our cats to the vet yesterday for their annuals.  Both are so sweet and let you put them in the carriers.  Nothing more than mild squirming at the vet when being examined.  They had a rabies and another vaccine and a dose of very expensive flea topical drugs.  (Not going to use that pricey product again $62 per cat for a dose that lasts 3 months!  They are totally inside cats so I’m not sure why I’m even doing flea meds…no evidence of fleas on them.)

 

But in the way home poor Minnie threw up in her carrier…then again at home and was breathing very heavy…I called the vet and they said to bring her back.  I did and everything looked fine…they chalked it up to a bad car ride experience.  But both cats are not their normal selves.  Both are lethargic.  Minnie slept on my pillow all night whereas she normally comes and goes.  Diana didn’t come upstairs at all during the night, extremely unusual…and didn’t come up when she heard me get up.  She also didn’t eat breakfast.

 

I wouldn’t think a topical flea med would have such an effect…but nor do I think a rabies shot would either!!  Here I thought I was doing the best for them as I love them so much for getting me through covid and several deaths of friends and family…and instead I feel I poisoned them!

 

I’m sure they’ll be over whatever it is in a day or so but I feel terrible!

I hope your cats feel better very soon.

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16 minutes ago, helen haywood said:

I took both our cats to the vet yesterday for their annuals.  Both are so sweet and let you put them in the carriers.  Nothing more than mild squirming at the vet when being examined.  They had a rabies and another vaccine and a dose of very expensive flea topical drugs.  (Not going to use that pricey product again $62 per cat for a dose that lasts 3 months!  They are totally inside cats so I’m not sure why I’m even doing flea meds…no evidence of fleas on them.)

 

But in the way home poor Minnie threw up in her carrier…then again at home and was breathing very heavy…I called the vet and they said to bring her back.  I did and everything looked fine…they chalked it up to a bad car ride experience.  But both cats are not their normal selves.  Both are lethargic.  Minnie slept on my pillow all night whereas she normally comes and goes.  Diana didn’t come upstairs at all during the night, extremely unusual…and didn’t come up when she heard me get up.  She also didn’t eat breakfast.

 

I wouldn’t think a topical flea med would have such an effect…but nor do I think a rabies shot would either!!  Here I thought I was doing the best for them as I love them so much for getting me through covid and several deaths of friends and family…and instead I feel I poisoned them!

 

I’m sure they’ll be over whatever it is in a day or so but I feel terrible!

 

That's terrible!  I am so sorry you are going through this.  Indeed something went wrong at the Vets, I would be very upset with that Vet right now.  And my unprofessional guestimate...it's the flea meds. It is still a type of poison.  

 

Many years ago I lost my beautiful, and very healthy all his life,  8 year old Tabby just days after going to a new Vet when we moved.  That Vet insisted I get a cocktail of shots and meds into him.  It was just supposed to be a check up, he died in the middle of the night before I could get him into emergency. After that I got very hesitatant to just accept everything they wanted to administer to my girls I had later, and of course changed Vets.   I think that nefarious new Vet was just in it for the money.

 

Not saying your Vet is like that, but does seem very suspicious.  I hope your babies are doing better soon.  Nothing more heart breaking for a pet parent to see our helpless fur babies suffer.  My heart goes out to you.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for all the support! I suspect the flea meds as well.  Would have to be pretty potent stuff to last three months!  I don’t blame the vet because I asked for a different flea med as we’ve been religiously using Pet Armour monthly and yet I saw one flea on Diana.  I will call and report how it affected my cats to them.  
 

 

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1 minute ago, helen haywood said:

Thanks for all the support! I suspect the flea meds as well.  Would have to be pretty potent stuff to last three months!  I don’t blame the vet because I asked for a different flea med as we’ve been religiously using Pet Armour monthly and yet I saw one flea on Diana.  I will call and report how it affected my cats to them.  
 

 

 

Keep us posted, and all the best wishes sent to you for your babies to recover from this very soon.  

 

 

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21 minutes ago, helen haywood said:

I took both our cats to the vet yesterday for their annuals.  Both are so sweet and let you put them in the carriers.  Nothing more than mild squirming at the vet when being examined.  They had a rabies and another vaccine and a dose of very expensive flea topical drugs.  (Not going to use that pricey product again $62 per cat for a dose that lasts 3 months!  They are totally inside cats so I’m not sure why I’m even doing flea meds…no evidence of fleas on them.)

 

But in the way home poor Minnie threw up in her carrier…then again at home and was breathing very heavy…I called the vet and they said to bring her back.  I did and everything looked fine…they chalked it up to a bad car ride experience.  But both cats are not their normal selves.  Both are lethargic.  Minnie slept on my pillow all night whereas she normally comes and goes.  Diana didn’t come upstairs at all during the night, extremely unusual…and didn’t come up when she heard me get up.  She also didn’t eat breakfast.

 

I wouldn’t think a topical flea med would have such an effect…but nor do I think a rabies shot would either!!  Here I thought I was doing the best for them as I love them so much for getting me through covid and several deaths of friends and family…and instead I feel I poisoned them!

 

I’m sure they’ll be over whatever it is in a day or so but I feel terrible!

My guess would be the flea meds too.  I have indoor cats and don't do flea meds unless I actually see one.  My vet uses Revolution + if needed. Don't feel bad you trusted your vet to do what was right for your pets.  

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1 hour ago, island lady said:

 

That is so amazing how well they are doing knee surgeries now.  I also had a neighbor who was walking down the street just days after her surgery.  Her doctor recommended she walk as soon as 

possible.  

 

If and when it comes down to me having to get one...I won't hesitate.  

I had mine in ‘99. The only prep was being measured for crutches. Which I never used because…no good reason, I was miserable with them. Used a walker to go to rehab, and after a week or two was given the okay for a cane. 
My friend was given exercises to do starting 3 weeks before the surgery, and got the improved technique so her scar is much shorter. She was also told to eat a high protein diet and drink protein drinks for a week before surgery and a couple of weeks after. Never told to use any kind of aid. 
Definitely, knee replacement has changed for the better. Way better!

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10 minutes ago, Keksie said:

My guess would be the flea meds too.  I have indoor cats and don't do flea meds unless I actually see one.  My vet uses Revolution + if needed. Don't feel bad you trusted your vet to do what was right for your pets.  

I had a great Vet.When we brought our cat to his office he would lie down on the floor and talk to the cat when she was in the carrier.Very strange but the cat was very relaxed when he examined her.

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3 minutes ago, jagsfan said:

I had mine in ‘99. The only prep was being measured for crutches. Which I never used because…no good reason, I was miserable with them. Used a walker to go to rehab, and after a week or two was given the okay for a cane. 
My friend was given exercises to do starting 3 weeks before the surgery, and got the improved technique so her scar is much shorter. She was also told to eat a high protein diet and drink protein drinks for a week before surgery and a couple of weeks after. Never told to use any kind of aid. 
Definitely, knee replacement has changed for the better. Way better!

We have many friends and neighbors who have had knee replacement surgery,all with wonderful results.It is amazing how much medical treatments have improved over the years.

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45 minutes ago, helen haywood said:

I took both our cats to the vet yesterday for their annuals.  Both are so sweet and let you put them in the carriers.  Nothing more than mild squirming at the vet when being examined.  They had a rabies and another vaccine and a dose of very expensive flea topical drugs.  (Not going to use that pricey product again $62 per cat for a dose that lasts 3 months!  They are totally inside cats so I’m not sure why I’m even doing flea meds…no evidence of fleas on them.)

 

But in the way home poor Minnie threw up in her carrier…then again at home and was breathing very heavy…I called the vet and they said to bring her back.  I did and everything looked fine…they chalked it up to a bad car ride experience.  But both cats are not their normal selves.  Both are lethargic.  Minnie slept on my pillow all night whereas she normally comes and goes.  Diana didn’t come upstairs at all during the night, extremely unusual…and didn’t come up when she heard me get up.  She also didn’t eat breakfast.

 

I wouldn’t think a topical flea med would have such an effect…but nor do I think a rabies shot would either!!  Here I thought I was doing the best for them as I love them so much for getting me through covid and several deaths of friends and family…and instead I feel I poisoned them!

 

I’m sure they’ll be over whatever it is in a day or so but I feel terrible!

Now you know that flea med was too strong for  their systems, and will say no in the future. There is no way to know till you tried it. Give them some extra loving and they’ll be themselves again soon. 

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3 hours ago, dani negreanu said:

 

Graham, how is your eye ? 🥰

 

Thanks for asking Dani.

The distance reading lens is equal with the other eye.

This is the first time in 50 years the eyes have been equal without glasses.

So far I am delighted with the result.

Graham.

 

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1 hour ago, Keksie said:

My guess would be the flea meds too.  I have indoor cats and don't do flea meds unless I actually see one.  My vet uses Revolution + if needed. Don't feel bad you trusted your vet to do what was right for your pets.  

 

That is what I used for my girls as well.   They were indoor cats, but they did go out on the screen pool porch.  Easy for fleas to jump from the grass through the screen.  

 

Indeed only used it if I saw a flea, and did the application myself.  Never had a problem with the Revolution meds.  Though the girls sure hated the smell and one of them would salivate and scrunch her eyes up at it.  

 

Hopefully Samantha stays flea free!  🙂 😸

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7 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

Thanks for asking Dani.

The distance reading lens is equal with the other eye.

This is the first time in 50 years the eyes have been equal without glasses.

So far I am delighted with the result.

Graham.

 

 

So happy to hear it went well for you, and was oh so worth it!!  🙂 

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1 hour ago, helen haywood said:

I took both our cats to the vet yesterday for their annuals.  Both are so sweet and let you put them in the carriers.  Nothing more than mild squirming at the vet when being examined.  They had a rabies and another vaccine and a dose of very expensive flea topical drugs.  (Not going to use that pricey product again $62 per cat for a dose that lasts 3 months!  They are totally inside cats so I’m not sure why I’m even doing flea meds…no evidence of fleas on them.)

 

But in the way home poor Minnie threw up in her carrier…then again at home and was breathing very heavy…I called the vet and they said to bring her back.  I did and everything looked fine…they chalked it up to a bad car ride experience.  But both cats are not their normal selves.  Both are lethargic.  Minnie slept on my pillow all night whereas she normally comes and goes.  Diana didn’t come upstairs at all during the night, extremely unusual…and didn’t come up when she heard me get up.  She also didn’t eat breakfast.

 

I wouldn’t think a topical flea med would have such an effect…but nor do I think a rabies shot would either!!  Here I thought I was doing the best for them as I love them so much for getting me through covid and several deaths of friends and family…and instead I feel I poisoned them!

 

I’m sure they’ll be over whatever it is in a day or so but I feel terrible!

Dont feel you did anything wrong.   Hopefully they are just having a reaction to their shots and flea meds.  

One of my previous cats always got sick after getting his shots.  One time he had a fever and got sick a couple of times but after a day of rest and me plopping him front of water bowl to make sure he drank water he was feeling much better the next day.   

After that reaction the vet started to give him half doses of his shots then I would bring back 1 month later for next dose that seem to do the trick.  

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