Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Kitty Ch'i

So Adventure Kitty has been feeling a bit cranky and under the weather for about 6 months now. After repeated attempts by the regular vet to cure him of a bladder infection using various antibiotics failed, I thought it time to give alternative medicine a try, especially because I'm so concerned about how antibiotics affect my own body, why would I subject a poor animal to them? And so we headed to Limehouse in Studio City for a consultation. Within moments, I felt at ease there, the staff didn't have the disorganized feel that our regular vet has (not mentioning any names...) they weren't tripping over each other to get the phone, there seemed to be only 2 gals working the front desk (not the crew of 17 that the regular vet has, so disorganized and slipshod, I often wondered how any work was accomplished), and the plus was I was allowed to take him out of the cage so that he could wander around and get his bearings. After meeting with the doctor, he deduced kitty's ailment and resulting inability to get better was caused by stress. Not too much of a shocker, we had moved a month or so before he was first diagnosed, to an apartment close to the airport. The apartment previously held two cats that have since moved next door so not only can he smell where they've been, they come lurking around outside while he is forced to watch them through the security door. And last but not least, I'm not the most calm and relaxed choice he could have for a caretaker. So we left after some kitty acupunture and laser therapy with some herbal tinctures, some homeopathic remedies, and a feline pheremone diffuser—and NO antibiotics. Too early to tell the effect the treatments have had, but he does seem to have a better aura about him. And no, I'm not just saying that. If any of it calms his sassiness down, I'll take it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hard to believe that the pictured is under stress. Looks pretty calm to me.
Oliver Davis