Happy Tuesday everyone! Joanie has promised us another tummy shot, but first a medical update.
Spooky had his blood test for lyme disease as well as his blood pressure checked. He has a prescription for blood pressure meds now because the vet felt it was high. Apparently, 160 is average for cats and they figure it can be 180 when stressed at the vets. His was 194, I am still not convinced he has high blood pressure, but it is a low dose of medicine (Enalapril) so I will have him try it. He gets more upset than any of the other cats when he has to go to the vet so I think his bp would have been extra high from stress.
He also tested positive for lyme disease, but apparently the test can’t tell if it is active or not ( information that would have been useful prior to testing). So I basically paid $100 for nothing, the vet should have just given him the antibiotic as a precaution. He hasn’t started either medicine yet because one drawback of the Wal-Mart pharmacy is that some meds are not on site. I will still go there because of the cost, but if this was an urgent matter, I would have bought the meds directly from the vet and paid more. In Spooky’s case, he has gone this long without, I figured a couple extra days would be OK.