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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Cassie’s Back

Our cat Cassie is home from her veterinary adventure. She is not quite settled in nor is she fully her usual self. The good news is she doesn’t glow in the dark - well, not appreciably! She did have to wear a special I.D. collar during her ride home in case (heaven forfend) we were in a car accident, knocked unconscious (or worse), so that the rescue folks would know Cassie was radioactive had just had Iodine-131 treatment!

They sent us home with a special clumping kitty litter. Why? Because even though it is clumping, it is flushable. So for the next two weeks we need to scoop her litter box twice a day (while wearing gloves) and send it down the toilet. Because most of the residual Iodine-131 is excreted through Cassie’s urine, we cannot put that into the waste stream. But it has a relatively swift decay rate and is water soluble. So it’s pretty safe, just requires us to take extra precautions for a little while.

3 comments:

dancingmorganmouse said...

Crikey - exciting litter adventures at the Pink House!

Pink Granite said...

Hi DMM -
Oh my, my, my - exciting indeed!
And Cassie has yet to eat a meal in its entirety, so we have to watch to make sure she eats the food supplements they prescribed - and not her "sibling" Abby!
Good times at the Pink House!
;o)
- Lee

dancingmorganmouse said...

Oh yes, if I give our girls something special for a treat, I have to stand over the old Small to make sure gobble-guts Pingu doesn't scarff the lot!