Thursday, November 30, 2006

Spencer's pharmaceuticals.

The Happy Traveller and Feliway I bought for her. The capsules contain valerian, german chamomile, Kava Kava and St John's Wort. The Feliway is synthetic pheromone.

The vet said Max has IBS because he is stressed. And Spencer overgrooms, because she is stressed. He looked at me, and asked why all the cats are stressed. I told him because the owner is stressed too!

He suggested hormones for Spencer, but it will make her eat more, so we immediately gave up the idea. Then he suggested Bach Rescue Remedy, containing flower extracts of rock rose, impatiens, clematis, star of bethlehem and cherry plum. I know about this product, almost trying it myself some years back. So now I am supposed to dab 3 to 4 drops onto the Spencer's throat, temples and behind the ears, 2 to 4 times daily. I guess if it all gets too much for me, I can always take it orally to calm myself down too!!

Then the vet gave Spencer her annual booster, on the shoulder this time, so as not to aggravate the lump. He asked about Spencer's general mental and physical health, and her relationship with Max. I explained to him about Spencer's highly strung personality, her vocalness, and the difficulty I face in making her lose weight.

When I looked through the vaccination card, I realised Spencer has been seing this same vet for 6 years now. Lucky Spencer, to have found such an understanding vet. Posted by Picasa


At 9:33 am, Blogger Mary said...

Why so stress cat aunty? Relax and take things easy, okay!

At 4:03 pm, Blogger san said...

:) My friend takes St john's Wort also. he takes it for depression :) Bujang was depressed and stressed out a long time ago over Miss Akira. I took him for walks and played with him constantly. Take care cat_aunty. How about a short weekend off?

At 12:25 am, Blogger CatDonna & Cats said...

I agree with mary and san.

I'm concerned that you've been very stressed about work for the past few months... and I'm sure the festive season is only making things worse.

I hope you find time for a good rest + recovery soon.

Take care and hugs for you & all the cats! :)

At 1:49 pm, Blogger cat_aunty said...

Thank you Mary, San and Catdonna. I also don't know what is wrong with myself. Granted, there are some big upheavels aat the store and management levels. Some days I was grumpy and tired, some days I went on and on like an Energizer rabbit. I had applied for a transfer, so hopefully it will improve.

And listening to that blasted Xmas carols for 10 hours a day JUST DRIVE ME NUTS!!!!


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