I swooped down on her while she was at rest on the bed. She had to go without an appointment as it was imperative that she get there. She was somewhat overdue for her allergy shot and she is in horrendous misery without it. She escaped me last week when I tried two days to get her there. When I came back from the weekend trip she was far worse than when I left..sadly so. But now, two hundred and eight dollars later she is going to feel better. She needed her allergy shot, yes, but she also needed some flea meds though she never ever goes out. The pet sitter had to have brought them in, and that added to her misery. I will now spring for year round flea meds against the times when the fleas get carried in. The 6 month supply, 6 tubes and 1 free, were $108.00 alone. The secondary infection she developed on her skin from scratching so much required an antibiotic which was $55.00. Then, there were a few other services but he didn't charge for her pedicure or the re-check. That saved me thirty five dollars.
I am telling all of this in case someone has a cat or even a dog with certain symptoms so that they may ask me my experience and what was done.
She was so glad I was home yesterday. I laid on the floor loving on her for about 10 minutes and then got the things into the house. That's when I discovered a few fleas on her poor back and that she had been tearing out fur. There were clumps everywhere, Now, she will be immediately better and good to go for a month or so The fleas will be history I hope after a few days.
That is the peril of having a pet sitter. They go from house to house and if there are fleas on the pets they are caring for, they cling to the sitter and escape into YOUR flea free home where the animal never goes out. Makes me mad but this is the third time in 6 years I have had a flea problem in the house. I hope I got it sooner this time before it became obvious. Then, it's too late and it takes months. So now, I have to give her flea meds every month against pet sitter visits.
Anyway, thanks for reading it. I know it boring to non pet owners. Maybe even to those WITH pets but..it is always an ordeal collecting her for her necessary meds,
Here is a photo I took Saturday uptown Charlotte NC. Biggify for a better view. ♥