Saturday, August 14, 2010

Quick Romeo Update

I will make a longer update tomorrow on the state of the carnivores, but did want to hop on to report that Romeo is doing much better.

I believe he passed his hairball Thursday night, because after that, his symptoms went away and he seems to be feeling MUCH better.  In fact, he seems to be doing better than I've ever seen him.  My guess is that he was already dealing with this problem when we got him at the end of May.  He had diarrhea then too, but the shelter vet gave us some anti-diarrheal and that was the end of that.  But if he's had too much hair in his intestines all along... poor guy.  No wonder he's been grumpy.

He's more alert, more active, and more interested in his surroundings.  He's still not certain of what to do with Bit, but she seemed a little less willing to attack him for no reason at all.  Maybe she senses that he's feeling better and may be more likely to wallop her?  I hate to wish violence upon her, but I almost wish that he would, to teach her some manners!


  1. Glad to hear that Romeo is feeling better!
    Those hairballs are no fun at all.

  2. I'm glad to hear that he's feeling better! It's possible that Bit sensed that he "wasn't right" and went after him for that reason. Sometimes that will happen. At the very least, I am so glad to hear that he's a new cat!

  3. Ah, I'm glad he's feeling better. I bet you're more glad than I am though- It's no fun cleaning up after a sick pet. Yuck. :P

    Hey, fyi, I gave you an award! Woooooo! There are stipulations I guess? Idk. I was told that to take the award you have to: 1. post it 2. Tell 7 things about yourself/blog/something 3. put out 15 blog sites that you read or that are new to you, and 4. award it to someone else.

    I know, it's a lot. Don't feel like you have to take it, I just thought you'd like to know! :)

  4. So glad to hear that Romeo passed the hairball.

    I have a feeling I awarded you the same thing Kerry did! Ditto on whether you feel up to it... :)

  5. Wow, thanks, both of you! I'll work on that when I get home from lunch. :)

  6. It's always good news when everyone is feeling better! Glad Romeo is improving. And thanks for visiting Critter Alley. Looking forward to getting to know you!


  7. So glad to hear about Romeo doing better. That must have been one serious hairball. Hope he continues being well.