My adopted cat, Orange, looked tiny on the vet´s table. He was kind of scared.
After a week since the heaven sent us a beautiful cat to adopt, we figured that his flu and running nose were not going to go away on their own, we needed to bring the cat to the vet.
We also wanted to inquire if it really is a mute because after days of being with us, we never heard it meow or make any sound. Although its mouth moved as if it´s meowing, nothing could be heard. The cat also had difficulty breathing and it sneezed a lot. Every time it sneezed, plenty of green phlegm came out.
It´s clear that the cat was left in the cold for days, or probably, it was actually living in the streets for a while. The winter´s chill was just too much that it contacted sickness.
We waited for a week before bringing Orange to the vet because we weren´t sure if we could have it. We didn´t rule out the possibility that somebody would look for it and take it back. But because it´s painful to listen to its labored breathing whenever it slept, my husband decided that we had to bring the cat to the vet.
Because we didn´t have a cat travel box, we simply wrapped it with a thick blanket, it was freezing cold outside.
The first thing the vet and his assistant did was check if the cat had a chip identification. To our relief, there was none. Then the vet doctor told us the cat is a male. I was shocked because we originally thought it was female since we couldn´t see his balls or penis. But the vet confirmed that indeed, our cat is a he. He´s about five or six months old and that because its color is orange/red, the vet advised us to expect it to be wild and naughty.
Then they checked the cat´s temperature by inserting an instrument through his anus, something that our little Orange hated a lot. The doctor also checked the heart and lungs. We found out that although our cat didn´t have fever anymore, it has acute bronchitis which is the reason why it lost its voice. The vet assured us that our cat isn´t mute.
Orange´s coat didn´t have fleas but his ears have insects inside so the assistant put a medicinal gel to eliminate the insects. Other than the antibiotics for the bronchitis, the vet also gave Orange an injection. The injection was given quick but due to pain, Orange jump off the table with a sharp scream. Indeed, he isn´t mute.
We were told to bring Orange back after a week, when all antibiotics are finished, for further check up.
On my next post about my cat, I´ll share about Orange´s journey to recovery and how quickly we fell in loved with him.