Friday, March 02, 2007

Kucing dan Ikan Singgang

Went to see Adi at the Bangi vet two nights ago. Boy was he happy to see me! Dia nampak je aku masuk pintu, terus dia panggil, “Wweeeh…”, dan sua muka at the cage for me to gosok-gosok and cium ubun-ubun dia.

Alah, kesian Adi. He never had to sleep above his wiwi tray before, but had to at the vet. They inserted a tube/catheter to his pundi kencing and he just have to pee down to the tray and then the vet will check whether his pee ok ke tak.

Manja betul dia malam tu. Dah lama dia tak manja macam tu. Biasanya kalau aku dah gosok-gosok dan cium-cium kepala dia lama-lama, dia mesti nak menggigit. Kali ni, tak langsung. Kesian dia.

I asked the vet if he dah ‘yak at all (coz he hasn’t been since Friday, mind you). Vet kata tak lagi, and tak pe, biasa la kalau kena batu karang dia tak ‘yak sebab tak makan and we’ve been giving him soft food laadeeda. Aku macam….. musykil, la. But I left it at that.

Nearby, there was a cat who looked exactly like Adi, tapi tengah pengsan coz vet baru masukkan catheter. I asked the vet naper dengan kucing tu. She said, same case. Batu karang. Just that it’s recurring back after 3 years. Sebab the owner kasi dia makan balik Wh!sk@s and Fr!sk!3s la, she said. Those two catfood ada banyak garam and magnesium, so over a period of time some cats can get batu karang, especially yang kurang minum macam Adi.

I was like, holycat, man. That’s the cheapest and most easiest catfood I could get! A normal packet of that cost RM14, but IAMs or ScienceDiet (both are really really good healthy catfood) cost almost double that. Aiiieeeey.

And then the vet citer lagi yang cats sebenarnya tak leh makan ikan semata-mata, apatah lagi yang direbus dengan air garam. Sebab ikan ada parasite and would bertindakbalas in their colon and over a period of time would make them constipated and taik keras, while the garam would obviously encourage batu karang.

And wham! like batu besar jatuh atas kepala aku, I knew by then how Adi dapat sakit tak leh ‘yak and batu karang.

Coz we lovingly feed him fresh fish yang direbus dengan air garam and asam keping (a.k.a ikan singgang), everyday and almost everytime!!!! Si Adi pulak memang suka ikan rebus tu…sampai dia tak heran dengan catbiscuits! In fact everytime lepas kami rebus the ikan, he would jilat air rebusan sampai habis!

Aiyakkkkk!!!!

Lepas ke vet, terus singgah rumah jenguk Umi Ayah. Dah dua minggu tak jenguk… teruk aku ni, kan.

Told Umi Ayah about Adi and the possibility that our endearing love to him by giving him his favourite ikan singgang as his staple food was what made him fall sick (besides poket aku yang berlobang hangus habis hancus!!!). And the vet also advised to give Adi a special catfood for the next 6mths to a year. Back at the vet I saw the packet yang depa dah buka. Harga RM55/packet, you!!! MATIEEYYYY aku. Die die die.

While I was still at UmiAyah’s, the vet called to confirm that Adi tengah constipated sebab perut dia ada benda keras (taik tak keluar) and that she wanted to inform/warn me that there’ll be extra charge with the constipation treatment. *Sigh* I can’t leave Adi sick, kan? So of course lah aku kata “Yes, sure doctor. Thank you for informing, ya?”.

Semalam petang I called the vet up and she told me yang Adi dah ‘yak and beginning to makan makanan keras dah. Alhamdulillah.

Ni aku baru call the vet again, and they said Adi dah leh discharge, yeay! And it cost ¼ of my pay for the treatment. Adui. Naper la pet treatment tak de civil servant rate eh. Heh2. Tak pe lah, sayang punya pasal.

Moral of the story???

Entah. Adi was my first cat. Ibarat orang jaga first child, kan. Dari situlah belajar macam-macam. Never, never again ikan singgang for cats, no matter how berkejar-kejar and berlari-lari they’ll be at the smell of it. Never.

Ni sekarang nak kena fikir pula macam mana nak buat Adi, Labu & Labi comfortable at the apartment when both Adi and Labu are not at all on friendly terms.

And oh ya, for heaven's sake, naper laaaaaaaaaaa company-company Wh!sk@s and Fr!sk!3s tak terus buat catfood yang healthy ah??? Macam ada konspirasi dengan Vets worldwide je. Eiii benci.

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3 comments:

Abujoe said...

1/4 tu gaji+elaun or gaji saja?

Qisst said...

laa,ye ker bagi ikan rebus gitu bole dpt.sakit? abih laa kucin aku..

Roti Kacang Merah said...

abujoe:
the point is, it's A LOT.

qisst:
vet kata kalau nak bagi ikan rebus juga, kena gaul-gaulkan dengan nasik, jgn bagi ikan rebus saja-saja. and make sure your cat drinks a lot, too! insyaAllah, ok!

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