A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper

A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper
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Friday, June 12, 2015

Friday Roundup

It's been a crazy Friday at the zoo.  Harlow went to an emergency vet visit this morning because she had an episode of dry heaving.  No throwing up but going through all the motions so I took her in to see if they wanted to add/change medications.

She had a very thorough examination and we are leaning towards the cause being a symptom of her FIP - or perhaps a bacterial bug because after she started the antibiotics she started to get better.  The last time she had the heaves was 8:30 this morning.  We have eased back into her feedings and she will be a bit short on ccs for today but not terribly.  All in all her day wasn't that bad - once she got to feeling better mid morning she was quite active and playful.  Tonight she took her medications and ate a fair amount.  I will do another feeding around midnight and then one at 3 am.

The other ferrets are all well - wild children as usual.  I am pleased with their level of engagement, appetite, outputs and general health.  I have been watching them very closely since Harlow got sick to ensure no one exhibited any signs of illness.  So far so good.

Kitties are doing great - everyone is lazy and laid back.  My thyroid kitties have all had their medicines today and Aggie - my only non thyroid girl is snoozing on the back of my chair as I type this.

Winston was an exceptionally good piglet today - he didn't get in trouble one time today.  It was nice this morning and he was able to get some outside time with his treat ball on the deck.  He is usually really well behaved after he gets outside time.  Emma was a good girl today as well - partly because it was rainy for a minute and she went under the bed - there is not much trouble to get in under the bed....

So - with a bit of a rough and worrying start to the day - we quickly moved to a not all that bad kind of day. Here is hoping tomorrow has no rough patches at all.....

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