Yes, my own cat is requiring veterinary attention.
In fact she has been requiring it for some time, but here's the very strange thing about it, when you spend all day diagnosing the sick you really can't bare to find anything wrong with one of your own. Largely because you know a few too many things that it might turn out to be and some of those are bad, very bad.
So I would really rather not know.
Until now. The vomiting is driving me insane.
She is bright and well, she hasn't lost weight, I know it is very likely that she has a mild inflammatory bowel disorder but I am terrified in case it might be cancer.
Today when I decided to examine her, she decided it was play time and sunk her teeth into my wrist several times. On occasion I thought I felt a mass in her abdomen and was almost reduced to tears, shortly afterwards to realise it was in fact nothing but plain old benign pooh.
It's obvious that when it comes to one of my own pets I'm very much an 'owner' and not a 'vet', I'm just not cut out for this particular job....
...I'm taking her to one of my colleagues.