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Another Vet Visit!

June 11th 2012 10:01 pm
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After getting my bloodwork results back on Saturday, the vet lady and Mawmee decided I should have another Convenia shot since my white blood cell count is still elevated.

So, I went back to the vet today. The vet lady I saw on Friday wasn't there today, and the vet lady I saw a couple of weeks ago is on vacation, so I saw another vet lady today.

This vet lady isn't our favorite because she is the one we saw when we first moved here who told Mawmee that because Gleek has FIV, he shouldn't be around other cats.

Mawmee decided that while I was there, she would let them give me fluids because they could get more fluids in me than I will tolerate at home. So, I got my shot, and my fluids.

This vet lady asked if I was eating any special kidney food. The first vet lady said it was more important for me to eat anything. But this vet lady said the kidney food would help my kidneys not to have to work so hard.

They gave us a couple of cans of Royal Canin kidney food, and I really like it! So far, I've eaten two meals of it. We'll see how long that lasts!

This vet lady also said I should get my blood checked in a week, but Mawmee said we aren't made of money, and she is going to wait two weeks because that is how long the Convenia shot lasts. What is the point of doing the bloodwork again in one week? She wants to give the shot a chance to do its thing, and then we'll get it checked again.

It's interesting to see that all these vet ladies have different opinions on kidney issues!

Purred by: SKIDS KITTY gone, never forgot (Catster Member)

June 11th 2012 at 10:08 pm

I am so glad you got the special food and that you like it, I liked it tooo and I ate it for almost a whole year. My kid knees did fail in the end cause of my age and stuff but the food really helped me and I felt so much better. Purring and purring for you my friend.
Purred by: ♥Simon♥ (Catster Member)

June 11th 2012 at 10:19 pm

Glad you ate some and like it too! We'll keep purring for you that things move in the right direction! It must be a bit confusing dealing with all those vet ladies and their opinions!

Hugs and purrs,
Simon & Reuben(an angel)
Purred by: Rocky Ann Forever (Catster Member)

June 11th 2012 at 11:32 pm

I think that is a good idea too that you eat kidney food. That will maybe help bring your phosphorus numbers down and also make you feel better plus help your kidneys not work so hard. There are a couple of brands you can try but great you liked the first one you ate. Eric and Paul's cat Casper is on renal food now too and he loves it but Casper loves all food!

Seems like there is a little positive to each Vet lady and a little negative. It is funny how they all think differently. Bestest I think you need a whole team of vet ladies!

Hope the shot, fluids and food help make you feel better.



It is too bad your Mawmee wasn't made of money. MOL!!
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

June 12th 2012 at 12:12 am

Glad you're liking your food!
Purred by: Ka - zar 1.6.1998 to 25.2.2014 (Catster Member)

June 12th 2012 at 4:03 am

Sending purrs that you keep getting better mate.
Purred by: Timo Katze - DB #105 (Catster Member)

June 12th 2012 at 4:22 am

Dude, you're so lucky to always get a lady vet. Are there no dude vets working there? I always get the dude vets at our place. Purring that your blood will get better and you keep liking this food.
Purred by: Pipo (Catster Member)

June 12th 2012 at 6:14 am

There are/have been a variety of vet dudes and gals where we go, some of them meowmy likes better than others, some are more ready to hear her side to what she wants done others seem pushy with their own opinions...and by the way, wow, there are a lot of doctors for humans with those different styles, too...meowmy knows a lot of them only too well, MOL!

I hope you keep enjoying those new noms...and I hope that your Mawmee may learn to grow money...MOL!
Meowmy agrees about waiting a bit for those labs.

Purring for you, Violet!
Purred by: Skylar db#39A (Catster Member)

June 12th 2012 at 6:57 am

I like the lady doc at our place best, although in the past we have had some of the other doctors. Mom likes them each to see me so that they are at least familiar with my condition, should I come in as an emergency. You are in our purrs!
Purred by: Renee R

June 12th 2012 at 7:20 am

if the food will help & you like it all the better. I have to eat mostly renal food too. It sure is something and can be really confusing when you get all these different advices. oh and if your momma learns how to grow one of them money trees, our momma says let us know cuz we need lessons on how to grow one too.....
Purred by: Bibi (Catster Member)

June 12th 2012 at 7:52 am

Anything that makes you stronger and feel better is great! Purring for you.
Purred by: Ozzy (Catster Member)

June 12th 2012 at 8:54 am

Violet pal, you know that Harriet and I are still purrrrrring away for you!

^paw dude!
Purred by: Platelicker ♥ DB#69 (Catster Member)

June 12th 2012 at 9:06 am

Sendin' more beeg ((HUGGS)) to you Violet : ) and purrin' all goes well...

Purred by: Bella My Beautiful Angel (Catster Member)

June 12th 2012 at 9:35 am

Oh Violet, yes indeedy!
Mommy got the 'bad kitty mom' lecture from one for giving me some raw chop meat I enjoy. Mom figured that it couldn't hurt me, because I had eaten it all my life as a treat. She got told that it was very bad for me and they sold her some of the kidney food I wouldn't eat, then the other vet said it's more important that I eat. I do eat, but am still a very skinny minny. Mom has to make another vet appointment for me. I eat, I lay in the sun, but I have the worlds stinkiest poopy! This morning my feetsies got put in the sink to get washed again! I didn't like it but could do nothing about it!I protested, to no avail, but my feet were clean afterward and I was happy with that.

We hope that you feel so much better, Violet! We think you're super and we sure are purring for you!
Purred by: Ember (Catster Member)

June 12th 2012 at 12:54 pm

Glad you're liking your food Violet, and we're sending you many purrs and good wishes!
Em & Family
Purred by: Riley (Catster Member)

June 12th 2012 at 12:55 pm

Glad you found a food you like! Time to grow a money tree!
Purred by: Pansy (Catster Member)

June 12th 2012 at 3:16 pm

Purred by: Xena Princess Warrior DG#23 (Catster Member)

June 12th 2012 at 5:25 pm

OH yeah Riley we all need the money tree!!!!do the vets think our Moms are made of Mom says she works to pay our vet bills...thank goodness she has insurance for me and they pay for a lot of stuff....

We are purring for you Violet, I know how hard it is for the fluids and getting the right food...Mom tried me on the same food it is OK, but I smell Zeke's and Tu Two's food then I won't eat my special food, so Mom says it is better for me to eat than not...
Purred by: Biggles (Catster Member)

June 13th 2012 at 9:32 am

Purring that this shot helps you.

Every vet lady/man has a different opinion on everything it seems. We are now listening to what they have to say and Mom and Dad are making the best desision based on what they feel is right. That is all your pawrents can do.

So glad you like your kidney food. Eat up !!
Purred by: Natasha (Catster Member)

June 13th 2012 at 1:49 pm

Well, I tried that kidney food and did not like it. My other vet said that it was important that I just eat....My mom did add water to my food to keep me hydrated. I never needed fluids since my numbers never went high enough. It was liver cancer from my iris melanoma that got me. My mom was getting so much information about giving fluids and it never happened. Eating is just so important as we get older....
Purred by: Taffy, angel girl ♥ (Catster Member)

June 14th 2012 at 10:56 am

Your Mawmee is a smart cookie! Bloodwork in two weeks should be just fine. I say that's another knock against the vet lady you don't like.

We're glad you like your kidney food! I never did like it much. :( I am purrin and purrin for you Violet!
Purred by: Worlds Coolest Fluffy & Alex (Catster Member)

June 17th 2012 at 11:37 am

We're glad to hear you're getting some food you like! It really is most important that you just eat. Purring fur you dear Violet.
Love, Fluffy & Alex.
Purr purr purr purr purr purr purr purr........
Purred by: Eva V

June 17th 2012 at 7:00 pm

Violet my pal, I am so glad you like your food. Hope you still do!
As for vets? I don't know. My mom has lots faith in them.
I sure hope you have better luck with them.

As always, my family and I are purring for you.
We love you,


Violet - Forever Loved


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