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alek0
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« on: August 07, 2016, 10:27:02 PM »

Would appreciate advice whether this is enough or should I arrange for anything else.

We have a trip 18-30 august to visit my family that we can't postpone (my uncle and auntie have been talking about nothing else since we mentioned we will visit this year, and they haven't met dh yet). Pet sitter is familiar with giving fluids, and I've scheduled one visit while we are still here to see how it goes. Also, during our absence vet will come twice for the checkup (22nd and 25th). Stefie is getting fluids 3 times a week, 100 ml at a time. Pet sitter is my usual pet sitter, cats know her and like her. She will be coming three times per day, and she will be sleeping over every third night (can't do it more often since her cats get anxious otherwise). I am printing out a table with schedule for meds (Max 3 pills, Stefie 2 pills) and providing detailed instructions, that worked fine in the past to ensure that there are no forgotten meds and no med mixups. Mitzie will not be getting her Denamarin (SAMe) while we are away, but vet assures me that is not critical and in the past it made no difference. Unfortunately I am the only one who can pill her, even vet finds that a daunting task.

Also while we are away Stefie will get B12 injection, when we are at home he gets methylcobalamin liquid orally and that seems to work well. He has not been anaemic in the past two blood tests, so anabolic steroids +vit B supplementation seem to be sufficient at the moment to keep that under control.
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2016, 05:46:56 AM »

It sounds like you have everything covered . Having the petsitter do fluids with you home should help Stefie accept her doing them while you are gone . Have a safe & fun trip !
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2016, 07:40:04 PM »

You have everything organized so well I think all will go smoothly while you're gone. Enjoy your trip and try not to worry about the kitties too much!
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2016, 02:29:11 PM »

Sounds like everything is very well mapped out for kitty care! Hopefully you can enjoy yourself without too many worries.
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