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Old 19.12.2011, 15:30
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Conjuntivitis in a cat around Wollishofen, can anyone help?

Hello,

Very unluckily for me and for my lovely cat Babylone, today she has been diagnostic with conjuntivitis in both eyes. She is a british short hair and like persians they are prone to have this illness.

My problem is that she needs to be medicated (1 drop in her eye/ 4 times per day) for the next 6 days, and I am supposed to leave tomorrow early morning to spend Christmas with my family.

I am trying anything, from rehoming her (for the 6 days*), to asking my neighbour, looking for some website I long time came accross about retired people helping with pets, house works, etc. (Does anyone knows this website) to my dear EF which has been of help in the past with my animals.

So I live in Wollishofen, if there is anyone willing to come to help... please drop me a line, if there is any other suggestion, I am looking forward to hear...

If I do not find a solution I obviously won't be going home, but I also have parents that are looking forward to this time of the year to reunite their family together and it breaks my heart, specially because my parents are also getting older.

Thanks for any suggestions.

(*) she is sweet, well behavioured, shy, soft, tidy, she hardly maow and do not make her nails anywhere but in her post...
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Old 19.12.2011, 15:54
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Re: Conjuntivitis in a cat around Wollishofen, can anyone help?

Sorry I'm not close enough to help, but having administered eyedrops to a cat before (and lived to tell the tale) it might be worth saying something about how easily your cat will let strangers handle her.

One of ours won't let anyone else except me pick her up, and even then, she's smart enough to recognize the eye drops when they come out and head straight under the nearest bed.

If your cat is laid back, it may not be a problem, but if she's highly strung it's another story...
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Re: Conjuntivitis in a cat around Wollishofen, can anyone help?

That is a very good point that is going around my head. She is very soft and well behaved, but is also very shy with strangers, so in the event that I find someone, she will have to stay in my room, so she can be found easily... posibly underneath the bed. Once you get to her, you can easily handle.

But also, as you point out, I have seen this morning how the vet was handling her to make it easy, as otherwise I would have not known myself how to put the drops in any cat eye.
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Re: Conjuntivitis in a cat around Wollishofen, can anyone help?

That's the other thing I was going to mention -- there's definitely a technique to putting the drops in the eye. Are your drops liquid or is it an ointment applied directly to the eyeball?

If it were me, I wouldn't be comfortable offering to look after someone else's sick animal unless I was confident I could administer the medicine. And having administered the eye drops myself before, I wouldn't do this unless I'd been shown how by the vet.
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Re: Conjuntivitis in a cat around Wollishofen, can anyone help?

Could whoever was looking after her while you are away not administer the drops?
I do hope you find a solution to your problem and your cat is soon better, also I hope you manage to spend Christmas with your family.
Best wishes to you both.
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Re: Conjuntivitis in a cat around Wollishofen, can anyone help?

A Swiss Italian lady with two cats and two kids living around the corner is going to kindly give us a hand. She already came and visit Babylone, we spent probably 20min stroking Baby to put her at ease. She had to put drops to her cats sometine in the past of their 13yo life. Also my neighbour, owner of a beautiful dog, will be suporting her, as they know each other.

After a long stressing day, I feel quite lucky! And Baby is already being herself after starting with the medication, what else can I ask for.

Happy Xmas everyone.
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Re: Conjuntivitis in a cat around Wollishofen, can anyone help?

That is good news!
I'm so glad your cat is in good hands and is feeling better already.
Have a lovely stress-free holiday.
A very merry Christmas to you too!
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