The only thing I can conclude is that she had been too well-protected. But those were her circumstances as she walked into our lives as an abandoned or lost pet (with a collar) when we were about to move house. To leave her in the old neighbourhood would have meant she would live as a stray, so we brought her along. Over here in the new house, everyone had to be confined since it was a new place and I would afraid they would run back to the old house as cats are prone to do.
In any case, Tabs is on the road to recovery now and I am truly thankful.
Her appetite has returned (though not completely, and she is not as "greedy" for food as before) and she is actively escaping from the grille again (back to her old tricks). However, she started sneezing yesterday, and I mentioned it to the vet who said she ought to be alright as she is still covered by antibiotics. This must be another secondary infection.
The vet did say Tabs is fat (as seen from the X-Ray, so there's no denying that, we saw the fat deposits) and needs to lose weight after this. Her ideal weight is 4kg and she was 4.45kg just before she got sick. Then, she went down to 4.3kg after having not eaten, went up to 4.7kg (after days of force-feeding and being on drips) and is now, about 4.5kg (as of yesterday).
We're getting there....slowly. Obesity kills, so please, please...chubby may not be good. Bunny & Tiger's weight are both down now. I'm working on Cow and Timmy. But alas....Timmy!! Timmy is a very challenging case.
Meanwhile, I have been fortifying Bunny, Tiger and Indy with Vetri DMG, just in case. Why not the rest? The rest cannot be force-fed anything without the risk of me getting scratched, bitten, going for another tetanus jab or even getting a finger amputated (that would be Cow, Pole and Cleo). I might put the liquid Vetri DMG into their food and pray they won't smell it out. They just might.
By the way, Vetri DMG can be purchased online here: www.entirelypets.com. Take a look at their prices. I have just ordered. But please find out about the company's track record before you make any purchase.
After having gone through the antibiotics (tomorrow being the last day of her injections), it's time to replenish Tabs with prebiotics and probiotics.
The vet had prescribed Gentle Digest and I'm adding this...Nutri+Gen Probiotics. I've asked and was told Korean products are reliable as they do extensive research.
But as always, our disclaimer holds. Please consult your vet before you give any supplements to your pets.
It is all natural; GMO/fat/chemical free.
Tabs loves the taste.
She has claimed this spot and the chair as well.
The good thing is that ever since Tabs came back, no one has bullied her, not even Bunny. I guess they know when to draw the line.
Good boy, "Mandela" Tiger!