Monday, April 07, 2008

Meezer and Marmalade Monday




Meowm here:

The millie bed is very loved!

Junior and Orion continue to do well together. No snuggling together, but that may come with some time.

Orion had a cough yesterday morning that really scares me. I have never heard a cat cough as much as he did. It was like he wanted to throw something up, but nothing was coming out. Plus he seemed to be having trouble breathing. I think he had 4 lengthy coughing sessions before he settled down. He still does the kind of gagging thing, like he is trying to get something out of his throat, but just every now and then. I am watching him closely and hoping for the best...I am worried, but have no idea what the problem could even begin to be. I also hope that it isn't something that can affect Junior.

**Meowm is gonna treat Orion for hairballs for now. There has been no more coughing since the first episode.** Purrayers are welcome and appreciated that this will be what the problem is.

21 Comments:

Blogger Rosie(who else?) said...

.....please take him to the v-e-t....go to www.cecilthecougar.blogspot.com and to his info website 'feline direct' for more online assistance.........

April 07, 2008 5:30 AM  
Blogger Rosie(who else?) said...

.....oh....and the bed muffin rocks!.......

April 07, 2008 5:30 AM  
Blogger Spooky said...

Meowm,

That cough really concerns me. Please consult your vet...it could be very serious.

I love the little bed! I wonder if Spooky would like that...?

~ Treater

April 07, 2008 5:45 AM  
Blogger Spooky said...

By the way, Junior, I have something special for you at my place.

April 07, 2008 7:00 AM  
Blogger Cecil the Cougar: said...

Hi Orion,

Rosie tells me that you are having a little bit of a cough. Right now I do not have information about coughing on my website (www.felinedirect.com) but I will be putting up information today in your honor!

A cough can result from a multitude of things. As we all know, spring is here and that causes allergies not only in humans but also in cats! Changes in season also mean that it is once again Shedding Season. So the cough could also be a result of a large hairball. If you aren't experiencing any other symptoms: watery eyes, runny nose, lethargy, lack of appetite than one of those two options is likely. You might also be developing kitty asthma.

Hookworms and roundworms may also be the cause of a cough, so your Mommie should check your stools and bring a sample into the vet for checking.

Unfortunately a cough may also result from heartworm, so I hope that you are receiving a heartworm preventative.

And finally, if your cough persists or gets worse it may be the start of a larger illness, but I do not want to scare you too much.

Here is a really helpful link:

http://www.2ndchance.info/cough.htm


Hope this helps!

-Cecil

April 07, 2008 7:33 AM  
Blogger Cecil the Cougar: said...

http://www.felinedirect.com/cough.html

April 07, 2008 7:52 AM  
Blogger goldenshade said...

I hope that cough isn't anything too serious but it should probably been seen to by the good old vet.

Great bed by the way!

April 07, 2008 8:33 AM  
Blogger Dragonheart & Merlin said...

We hope that the cough isn't serious and we will purr that it doesn't return. Any chance Orion can go to the vet?

April 07, 2008 8:38 AM  
Blogger Cheysuli and gemini said...

We will purr that the vet diagnosis' that there is nothing to terribly wrong!

April 07, 2008 9:11 AM  
Blogger The Meezers said...

oh Orion, we hopes that you stops coffing soon! Billy sneezes LOTS and coffs lots too. we like "marmalade" monday!

April 07, 2008 10:26 AM  
Blogger Daisy said...

Oh dear! I hope Orion's cough is just something simple like a hairball.

April 07, 2008 11:50 AM  
Blogger Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Gosh Orion, hope yoo isn't bad sickie! We'll say some purrayers dat yoo yak a big hairball and effurything is okay then. Hi Junior, long time no see! We'z missed yoo...

April 07, 2008 12:33 PM  
Blogger Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Hey that's cool you're sharing the bed. Try not to worry about coughing, its probably just a hairball. I coughed in such a scary way when I was a kitten and I did it all of the time. Stressful different times will bring on flare-ups of the herpes virus (don't worry, if you've ever had a URI you most likely have dormant herpes its no biggie) and it will go away on its own or you may need antibiotics to help it if it gets worse. Hack up the hairball my friend!!

Kaze

April 07, 2008 3:29 PM  
Blogger Kellie The Orange Cat said...

I will purray that Orion's cough is just a hairball!

April 07, 2008 4:30 PM  
Blogger Adan´╝ŐMichico said...

I hope everything is ok!!!!
That Cough is just very small problem!

April 07, 2008 8:47 PM  
Blogger jh an Mickey Mantle said...

hairball ... dat'z it ... i think it'zza hairball.
wut iz it?
luv--jh

April 07, 2008 9:22 PM  
Blogger monkeybunkey said...

You make that bed HOT!

As for Orion, sure hope the coughing stops and all is soothing, sooner than later!

Junior, keep ur eyes on the mailbox!

April 07, 2008 9:23 PM  
Blogger Rascal said...

I'm sorry to hear about Orion's cough. Stuff like tha tfreaks Mom out too. I agree with the others, a nasty trip to the V-E-T sound in order. (It's for the best Orion)

April 07, 2008 9:39 PM  
Blogger meemsnyc said...

That is a wonderful bed. Sorry that Orion has been coughing so much!

April 07, 2008 10:19 PM  
Blogger The Crew said...

Upper respiratory infections are very common in cats and Orion should be checked out. If he has a bug, it's possible Junior can get it, too.

April 08, 2008 11:18 AM  
Blogger Princess said...

Ooooh yeah, maybe a hairryball. we do not know much about those... rex cats never get them... much...
Junior and Orion make a grand pair!

purrrs

April 08, 2008 3:48 PM  

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