Sunday, August 31, 2008

Weekend Disapointment

Well, I didn't go to the agility trial this weekend. Thankfully, Moxie has no clue what she missed out on. I didn't tell her about it beforehand to save on the incessant pestering. Thank goodness she didn't know, or you know I would have never heard the end of it.

In other news, I'm worried about Kobie. He's becoming increasingly neurotic. (I know, I know, how can I tell, right?) He's so clingy and very wary of the other cats. He can't stand the other cats to molest him in any way. When I pet him, he can't tolerate me petting him beyond his shoulders. When he's laying asleep he's violently thrashing his tail. He's unhappy. I'm beginning to think its all pain related.

I got him after he'd been hit by a car. The vet that fixed him up did a piss poor job of it. He did a shitty job on the hip and didn't even try to fix his pelvic fracture. He's been gimpy his whole life, but increasingly so lately. He doesn't run, leap or play anymore. He can't tolerate another cat even sleeping with him. I think the other cats perceive his weakness and pick on him even more.

The limits of traditional medicine are many. There is just no effective way to manage chronic pain in cats. Pharmacology has failed us. So I'm looking into alternative treatment methods. Perhaps a chiropractor could make some adjustments. Or regular acupuncture could give him some relief. The trouble is finding a practitioner that I can trust. I know some of you readers take your pets to chiropractors, if you have a recommendation let me know.

4 comments:

The Girl said...

Oh, Rachael, I'm so sorry to hear about Kobie. I sure hope you can find something to help him. Perhaps acupuncture or feline massage? I don't know whether those would help, but there must be something. Good luck, little Kobie.

Brown Dog Kisses,
Dannan and The Girl

JJ said...

Dr. Ave does both acupuncture and chiro and comes highly recommended - and if you're looking for a holistic vet, Dr. Pam Montgomery in Dallas. Let me know if you need #'s!

Saint Lover said...

I'm sorry you missed the weekend. I was looking forward to video.

Gentle hugs to Kobie. I hope you are able to find something to manage his pain. Its no fun when they feel so bad.

Debra Kay said...

Poor Kobie!