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Tara the cat: photo & medical update

Tom Winnifrith
Monday 10 August 2015

Thanks for all the enquiries about my cat Tara, who I snapped as she slept earlier today as you san see below. Last night we took her to the vets for emergency blood tests as she was refusing to eat or drink and barely moving. She had lost 600g in bodyweight in six weeks (going down to just 2.7kg) and we feared the worst.

She came home with a jab to combat nausea but still refused to eat or drink despite being dehydrated and very thin. We had also lost 254 pounds during the visit to the vet. Fearing the worst when the results came in she slept on our bed last night. I moved round to sleep with my legs on the floor but next to her. We both thought this could be the final night.

This morning she was a bit perkier. The blood tests showed nothing wrong. And she has nibbled at food for the first time in 48 hours. She is perking up and so today’s vets visit (£39 inc VAT) saw a discussion about a possible growth in her stomach. We are now considering a full scan (£254) as the next step.

Pro tem, the Mrs and I feel a bit poorer. Tara less poorly. Thanks for all the kind messages.

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Tom Winnifrith is the editor of When he is not harvesting olives in Greece, he is (planning to) raise goats in Wales.
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