Tummy Tuesday

Happy Tuesday everyone! Joanie is ready to show you her tummy, but first I will tell you about Lucy’s tummy troubles. We were doing pretty good for a few weeks with no medical news to report. I have been getting increasingly more worried about Lucy though. She is a kitty that has always cleaned her plate and lately she does not. I also noticed her stool is a little runny ( sorry, hope you are not eating). 007

I held off making an appointment because I do tend to rush there over every sniffle ( and it drives my hubby crazy) plus her blood work was excellent 2 months ago. I am glad I decided to bring her in though because she has lost a pound and a half over the past 2 months. I was thinking she may need an antibiotic, but she was actually given a probiotic. I was giving her yogurt at home, but it was only a small amount and wouldn’t have been enough. I have to give her some paste for a few days and sprinkle the capsules on her food for a week. Only problem is there are no directions on how to get the paste out and the tube is apparently human proof. 008

Has anyone else ever used this? I am praying it helps. I can also give her 1/4 of a pepcid tablet which I haven’t done yet because she wants to eat and doesn’t have trouble holding it down. She also hasn’t had a dental in a little over a year so some teeth look like they could be a problem, but we will deal with that once we get the tummy settled.

And here is that tummy you have been waiting for , she promises not to bunny kick 🙂 007

016She also wanted to do a #tongueTuesday too !

59 thoughts on “Tummy Tuesday

  1. Cute tummy Joanie! Sending purrs for Lucy to feel better soon! We can’t offer any advice on that probiotic because we use Forti Flora probiotics and it’s just sprinkled on our foods making it taste even better so we eat it all up!

  2. We’ll have Lucy in our purrs and prayers. Hope you can get her back to good health. That was a lot of weight loss in a short amount of time. Joanie has a very nice tummy and tongue. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  3. I use Bene-bac Plus for Raven, which comes in a similar syringe-like dispenser. With mine I just push the plunger until the desired amount is dispensed. Hopefully that’s all Lucy needs to get her digestive system back on track.

  4. I am sending purrs to Lucy – I don’t think my human could figure out that contraption either!

    My human picked up your package from the post office today – we’ll open it up in the morning (Tuesday – it’s still Monday here). Yay!

  5. Hope that helps her! If you twist the circular piece upwards, it should allow you to squirt some of the paste out. It’s likely there are numbers labeled on the plunger. Each number might represent a mL or something. So if you twist one number up, you’ll be giving one mL. Hopefully I described that well lol… I had some ear medicine like this once and it took me a while to figure out how to get the stuff out.

    • Thank you for the directions- I wish I would have read the comments earlier, I could have saved a trip to the vet. Although, they gave me a new one because I broke the other one by trying to force it 🙁 They really should explain these things when we get them.

  6. Oh I hope that helps Lucy! We found that paste online but no directions on using the plunger – perhaps someone above has the right “hint” in their comment! Thanks too for the tummy peek – YAY!

    Love, Sammy

    • Yes, Ann of Pawsitively Pets knew how to work it 🙂 I had to get a new one from the vet though because I broke it trying to force it. Joanie is glad you like her tummy. XO We can’t wait for flat Sammy to get here.

  7. Joanie has a cute tummy! Wish I could help with that thang…maybe the vet’s office can help? Tummy trubs seem to be making their way everywhere; Chuck isn’t doing as well as I’d hoped; his vet visit is this Saturday. Oh! I forgot to mention that I borrowed the shark hat from The Island Cats, and will post about that soon!

    • That is cool that the shark hat is traveling like Phoebe’s bikini 🙂 I have Chuck on my prayer list, I hope he feels better soon. Joanie says thank you.

  8. I hope Lucy is soon feeling better. The syringe is the same as those used for horse wormers. The ring around the plunger is to ensure you give the right dose. Give it half a twist or however far you need to twist it to let it move freely on the plunger. Pull the ring up so the required dose is showing below it. The plunger should be marked in increments. When you have the required dose rotate the ring so it doesn’t move again. You can then push the plunger and only the required amount of medicine will come out. I hope that helps.

    • Thank you Flynn, I ended up having to get a new one because I broke that one by forcing it. They showed me how to work this one. 🙂

  9. Oh do we know about human proof packaging… Dad recently had some pills that were supposed to pop out with pressure……we don’t think even an Elephant could have popped them out. Dad had to use a letter opener. thank goodness he didn’t but his fingers
    Hugs madi your bffff

  10. Lucy, let us know how you do. My mom has never succeeded in dosing ME with anything so she is useless for info. xox

  11. I have not used that kind, i generally use the probiotics I take for myself. they are in capsules and are easy to open up and mix in some baby food which is universally loved in this house

  12. Hope Lucy feels better soon. Pepsid was a great help for Tommie when he lost a bunch of weight. It seemed to sooth his tummy. It was just 1/4 tablet and I was able to squish it into a soft treat – Whisker Lickin’s chicken flavor.
    I’m glad to see you figured out that odd medicine dispenser. I’ve never seen one like that.
    xxoo

  13. Once again, mes losted your posts from my reading list! This is so frustrating because wes forgets to goes and searches for yous. Mes sorry about your tummy problems Lucy and it is such a cute tummy too! My Mommy would LOVES to snorggle that tummy!
    Mes hopes that yous feels better soon and mes will keeps yous in my purrayers!
    Kisses
    Nellie

  14. Chloe Jo takes probiotics for several issues. They are given for more than just digestive, now. My vet went to a seminar on this subject. They prescribe them for a lot of autoimmune issues, which Chloe Jo has. I hope they work for you, too!

  15. Deer Lucy mee hopes yur Mumma can get thee meddycin into you an wee hopes you feel better soon. LadyMum doess not know watthat meddycin iss so shee doess not know how you can open it!
    An Joanie yur tummy iss lokin furry an soft an thee tongue foto made mee mew mew mew…
    ***paw patsss*** to both of you an ****paw kissesss****an ~~head rubsss~~ to mee Purrincess Phoebe~~
    Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  16. It’s a pity that cats can’t speak when they have something. I had troubles with Pookie and all the troubles came from her teeth ! Ever since they all have been pulled out she is back to normal again !

  17. Weez sendin’ purrayers. And weez glad yous got everyfin’ figgered out. Weez not read all da comments so yous might have alweady been told this, but stead of pepcid yous might wanna twy a natural alternative furst. Slippery Elm Bark works like an antacid but is all natural.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

    • Thank you for letting me know about the Slippery elm bark. I know a lot of people use Pepcid on kitties with good results so I will try it if needed, but I am holding off on that for now. I am having a hard time getting the paste with the probiotic in her- I can see why, it smells awful.

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