While we might think of colds as routine and common, they can have a devastating impact on a cat's outlook on life. Here's how Popoki looked at her dinner on the first day I brought her home, for example.
Yeah, she's not planning to eat that dinner. And while it's a little funny (look at that pout!), cats that don't eat can become cats with very serious kidney problems or cats that develop weakness and muscle problems. In short, it's pretty darn serious.
So Popoki came here for some rest and relaxation. And she's also been taking some medications in order to treat her cold. She also thinks those medications are playthings.
|"Can I eat it?"|
|"Can I break it?"|
And Popoki is proof. Here's how she looked when she first came to me.
Note the watery eyes, the red face, the gloomy look and the pouty mouth. This is a cat that just really feels terrible.
And here's a photo I took of Popoki this morning, when she noticed that her food bowl was empty.
Her eyes are wide open, her face isn't so crammed with tears and she's perky enough to show a little attitude. A safe, non-shelter place to heal, along with some medications and TLC, have helped her to turn the corner. And boy, am I glad of that!