June 1st 2013 3:24 pm
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Ya'll cannot believe what happened at that place. I will NOT go into details, but gheesh! ...I do feel better though. Oh-and now mom won't be here to let me on the 'puter, what a bummer, we're going to miss what's going on with everyone.
...Um...someone's in the kitchen...
From Mom Dawn:
So the vet circuit made for a tiring run! The dogs are fine, with the vet complementing Jack on his weight-loss and seeming “young” for almost 9. YEAH! The kitties, on the other hand are a mixed bag, and now we have every cat needing to be fed separately from anyone else. That will be easy-NOT!
Calísta did pretty good. She’s fairly used to the vet and knows how to behave. She was good until the Dermatologist took about the fourth skin scrape, then she vocalized her protest. On the fifth she made it very clear that she did not approve, and he decided to stop. She is on a complete “exclusion diet” now; nothing but RC hypoallergenic food, and lots of prednisone (temporarily). We got mostly canned food, but the formula comes in dry too, so I can give it to her as a treat (shhh-don’t tell her that it’s just her food!) It makes her feel like she’s getting something special since she can’t have any treats anymore (including her freeze dried turkey/chicken) She likes it and seems happy, but she has a sore that still hasn’t healed up that I’m worried about.
Next was Crouton and Czar. Czar didn’t want to go in the taxi AT ALL, nor did he want to come out when we got there. He was unusually apprehensive. Maybe he had a foreboding. He even hissed at Crouton while we where in the exam room. But, ultimately, he did really well and let our vet look at his teeth and take blood and urine without really any resistance. Unfortunately, we got bad news back from the tests (sadly somewhat expected). He is in Renal Failure. Since that appointment though he has been switching over to his new food surprisingly well. Other than the weight loose, you’d never know; he’s not showing any outward signs at this point.
Crouton gave us a big unfortunate surprise. He has the beginning of kidney disease also, which I did not expect at all. Then, on Sunday he stopped eating. I thought this was odd since his shots were on Thursday and he had never done this before. We took him back and he got an anti-nausea shot. Although he was the perfect gentleman at the first appointment, on the second trip they also tried to pill him. He will not let anyone in his mouth, (3 techs and the vet to pill him?!?!) As of right now his appetite isn’t the best, and I’m concerned.
Then Pistachio was taken in for “failure to use the appropriate fecal disposal system.” He was nervous going in, but then did really well. Turns out he had an issue I always associated with dogs, not cats. He needed to be ‘expressed,’ which made him grumpy and tender for a bit, but fixed the issue immediately.
Now, I have to leave my babies with their dad and grandma for the next 2 months...it cannot be avoided and I hate it...(honestly the opportunity of a lifetime but HORRIBLE timing) Hubby and mom will do the best they possibly can. This is actually the longest I will EVER have been away from Lísta. So we will be off of catster for awhile. I apologize in advance for special dates and important events we miss. :( So, purrs until we meet again!
Have a good time with your dad and grandma!