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Not Sophia's week

July 18th 2013 7:31 pm
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What a week we had. Sophia went to the vet because she had been having potty issues. She received flying color blood work. A clean scan and a check with a scope and nothing bad was found.
On the first visit the Vet did not want to put her under anesthetic because of her heart condition. So the poor dear had to endure the Vet trying to remove a very large hard poo from her bottom. Sorry for the detail but, we are cat people and I have to tell you so you understand the rest of the story.
I was holding Sophia. She was hissing and in real pain. Now at this point, I wondered how this was going to be a better approach then putting her under. In the process Sophia bit the Vet real hard in the finger showing him her total objection to this procedure.
The bit was bad and the poor guy's face turned red as a beet. No bad words but, he did need to leave the room. When he returned he was bleeding pretty bad. I got to see just a flash of the wound. It looked deep. Knowing the real power a cat's jaws, I knew he was in pain. His finger turned purple. I mean real purple.
This Happened last Friday. He was having a real problem with the finger so he went to the Emergency Clinic. He explained he was a vet. He had to give them my name, phone, cat's name the whole deal. They of course reported it to the Health Department. The health department call the vets office to check on her shot history. They of course told them we keep all our guys up to date and we are there a lot.
Now, Sophia is a total indoor cat. Never been out in her life. The Vet has his Rabies inoculations up to date. Sophia had all her shots up to date.
All the vet wanted was some antibiotics from the clinic..
Today, almost a week later, I receive a call from the Health Dept.. The report was turned in buy the emergency clinic a week later. .
The man on the phone did not have a clue that this was a vet who had his finger bit by his patient.
I told the man the vet had his finger up Sophia's bum. She had had enough. He said, he would have done the same thing himself. But since it was reported he had to go through the whole process.
Now, our sweet Sophia is in a 10 day quarantine. What really bites (pardon the pun) is it has already been 7 days since the bite happened. The worst part of the whole ordeal ??? When the vet went to the clinic the Dr. asked him if he put the cat down for biting him. Now, come on. Why was that even said??? Since when is it cat suppose to be destroyed because she objected??? What a heartless comment.
Sophia is the easiest, gentle gal we have. She would hurt a fly. After 3 visits we are $600 broker. The Vet, I'm sure is broker too. We now have a kitty who would not hurt a fly in quarantine. Quarantined week longer then needed since the clinic waited a full week. The good part of this story??? The vet said while Sophia was under, her heartbeat was 100% purrfect.


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Purred by: Linus Lacey's Baboo DB56 (Catster Member)

July 18th 2013 at 8:25 pm

OGC! Poor Sophia! This is a perfect case of human stupidity! I am sure the vet is embarrassed, too! Goodness little old Cookie bit mom and she had to go to the dr but nothing like that! I been pretty mean to the vet, too, goodness. We be purring for Sophia. Poor baby!
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

July 18th 2013 at 10:46 pm

All of this really stinks!
Purred by: Princess Tu Two (Catster Member)

July 19th 2013 at 3:33 pm

That really sucks! poor Sophia I would have done the same thing...Mom says she wouldn't have any kitties because sometimes we do bite....some humans are so stupid and unkind!

I can't blame Sophia I think any of us kitties would have done the same thing if a vet or anyone was getting into our very private places like that.

We hope this will be over soon and Sophia will be out soon...

We send her love and hugs
Purred by: WeBeesSiameezers (Catster Member)

July 19th 2013 at 11:17 pm


That is so silly of the health dept...we here had that happen once with the dog...because in a puppy issue, he bit meowmy...when the quarantine officer came to check...she giggled at the fact that this was the dog who bit...but it wasn't her fault that she had to proceed...then she gave him a treat, MOL!

That poor vet. Too bad he can't write his own scripts for things like that. Or a standing order?

We are glad that no vet has evfur had to do that with us...
But, Toki and Simba were biters too, even just fur a booster shot, MOL! Gloves on and three peeps to hold/help...too funny but not if you get that bite, OUCH!

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