Carmine: If mes stays in my cube, nobodys can give mes that horrible medicine.
Hi everyone, it's the Mom with some updates about Carmine and Milita.
About two weeks ago, I noticed Carmine turning his nose up at his favorite wet foods. Once I'd put a little bit on his nose, though, he'd lick it and decide it was good and start eating his dinner. I suspected that he couldn't smell his food.
Then, he started having a weepy eye. So I called the vet and moved his appointment up to the first opening they had. I figured he was having an upper respiratory infection and wanted to get it treated as quickly as possible.
By last Tuesday, Milita was starting to sneeze and cough, so I ended up taking her to the vet with us on Wednesday.
After the examinations, the vet determined that Milita probably had an upper respiratory infection, but she wasn't sure about Carmine. I don't like giving Carmine medication if he doesn't need it, but we decided to go ahead and give Carmine antibiotics along with Milita because we didn't want them passing the infection back and forth and because Carmine gets so much sicker than Milita when he has an upper respiratory infection.
Both kitties are on Amoxicillin and an eye drop for the infection now until this Wednesday. Neither one are happy about it, either.
By the way, I wrote an article on upper respiratory infections last week. If you missed it, you can read it here.