Yesterday I took Fluffin to the vet to have her nails trimmed. While at the vet, I asked them to do a blood test just to make sure she was doing well, just like we’d done every time she went for a checkup. Well… She is 20 years old! And it was not a good idea, considering her age. She got so stressed from having her blood drawn that she stopped eating or drinking water for a day and a half. All 8 lbs of her. I got tuna fish and tried to make her eat that. I put some tuna juice in her water to get her to drink. I put some baby food on my fingers and she licked it off, she had half a jar of baby food like that. I bought all her favorite foods and catnip. She’s finally getting over the stress I stupidly, unwittingly caused her. She is so precious to me, and I am so upset with myself. If you’ve never had pets, you won’t understand. If you have, this post will make the utmost sense to you. One thing’s for sure, never, ever again any blood tests. Never.
She’s doing well today, she ate some cat food, and drank water and is sleeping in her fall residence today.
Gosh, the road to hell really is paved with good intentions. People, be careful of what you do with your senior cats, and dogs for that matter. They are a lot more fragile and cannot stand what they could when they were young. Just please take care of these precious beings. I’m so glad my Fluff is getting better, and I will not expose her to any more unnecessary stress.