View Full Version : lol Now Zuzu is going to the vet...
02-01-2011, 09:29 PM
So one of my kitties, Zuzu, is headed to the vet tomorrow. I am pretty sure she has an ear infection as she has shown all the signs of it. But she is also having some trouble jumping up on things, even low things. This makes me think her equilibrium is off from the ear infection, but better to have professional advice. Plus she needs antibiotics for the infection itself.
So I will let you all know how it goes. I am sure it will all be fine. I think my vet might be secretly sick of seeing my family lol but he is just too nice (and too professional) to say anything about it.
02-02-2011, 08:43 AM
I'm glad you are getting Zuzu in to see the vet. Ear infections are no fun, and if her balance is off it's gone into her inner ear.
All paws crossed for her, keep us posted.
02-02-2011, 12:41 PM
Well, my mom just informed me this morning that she thinks she has seen ear mites in her ear. So either way, she needs antibiotics. But I am rooting for the ear infection. Not that it is better than the mites health-wise. It just doesn't come with bugs lol
02-02-2011, 12:57 PM
My cat once had ear mites and I know he was very itchy. So if Zuzu is itching his ear a lot, and really digging in there, then it probably is mites.
I hope everything gets well!
02-02-2011, 08:02 PM
So, it was a chain of events for this one.
She got ear mites, they built up a lot of gunk which brought an infection, and the infection got into the inner ear causing her equilibrium to be off causing her fall.
Ultimately, the vet cleaned out her ears really good, gave her a shot to kill the mites, gave her an antibiotic shot for the infection, and gave me drops to put in her ears. He gave me extra drops to do all the cats' ears just to make sure.
The only question now is, how did she get the mites? The vet said they are a type that only goes from cat to cat (so my dog and guinea pig are safe!) but she has been indoors for weeks now. Even after I opened up the dog doors for Adagio because she couldn't get her tubby butt over the baby fence. The only times she has been outside, she has had strong supervision since there seems to be a problem with the people around here being idiots (long stories). Maybe they can hang out in the grass for a bit or something? We do have a lot of strays here... Anyone have a clue?
02-03-2011, 07:56 AM
It's likely she had them when she came inside. Be aggressive with the treatment, I mean don't slack off when you see improvement, do the whole course of drops, and the other cats too. Long term untreated mites can cause a lifetime of chronic ear problems. I'm glad you got her in when you did.
Is the drops Tresaderm? if so remember to keep it refrigerated. :)
Keep us posed on how Zuzu is doing.