I caught Garnet and Tribble playing tug-of-war with a toy this week! Garnet came from an abused background before we got her, and although she likes to carry the stuffies around, it was the first time I ever saw her play. It warmed my heart.
I noticed Nami wasn’t eating last week and she vomited some. The veterinarian gave her an anti-nausea injection, and she perked right up! Because she fights so much if we try to medicate her, we gave her appetite stimulant in transdermal form, which was easy and did a great job. I’d never used a transdermal on a pet before, but I liked it. You just rub it on the inside of her ear and walk away. The vet agreed with my suspicion that Nami’s has arthritis, which we haven’t treated because of her violent opposition to medication. I asked if we could get the arthritis medication as a transdermal medication. It took some research, but she found a compounding pharmacy to make it. We are thrilled! Nami likes the heating pads (she has three spread throughout the house) to alleviate some of her arthritis. We are hoping the new transdermal medication will help ease her senior years and allow her to be more active.