I'm happy to report both my kitties are feeling much better! I ended up taking Switch to the vet. She had to stay overnight before giving a urine sample. She had a UTI, and got a shot of antibiotics. She's back at Clip Clip Hooray, complaining loudly because she has to stay in a cage until I'm sure she's back to her usual litter box habits.
Crack had 2 big pockets of infection open up (that same day) and she's much happier. They have to drain on their own though. Which means I've done alot of laundry this week between her and Switch. Lots of infectious leakage...EEEEWWWWW.
But the important thing is both of them are feeling better! I don't mind doing a few extra loads of laundry. And while neither cat had anything that is contagious, I've been extra careful in my cleaning and disinfecting procedures.
Preventing the spread of diseases is pretty important here at Clip Clip Hooray. As you can imagine, it's pretty easy to have a dog come in with something and spread it to every other dog. I'm always sure to disinfect my grooming tools and equipment after every use, clean and disinfect the tub and dryer nozzle after each bath, and clean and disinfect the cages after every pet leaves. I always try and wash my hands in between pets too. I wash my floors with a regular cleaner, then go over them again with a disinfectant. Dogs are never allowed to interact while at Clip Clip Hooray, and I try and discourage from owners letting dogs interact during drop off/pick up. Not only do you never know how someone's dog might react to your pet, you never know what germs he might have!
Today I'm taking some extra time to disinfect any other areas that might pick up germs and whatnot. I'm also listening to the "Siamese" whine at me. Poor kitty. Heal up quick and I'll let you out!