Medical Updates

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today is medical day so I thought I would give you some updates on the kitties:006

Millie continues to take his thyroid pills ( mostly, I found a couple on the floor). I took Polar Bear back to the low cost vet for the 4th time in 3 months. The first few times they wouldn’t do blood work because the vet I dealt with claimed his upper respiratory infection could lead to incorrect results. He continues to lose weight so I insisted on the blood work and this vet was more than happy to cooperate. Good thing he did because Polar Bear also has an over active thyroid. I find it an odd coincidence that my 2 white males around 10 years old both have the same problem and they are not related. He still has some sneezing so this vet gave me something to help suppress herpes virus instead of another antibiotic.Β  016

I also had Stinky get some bloodwork so she can get her teeth cleaned. I am happy to report that her blood work was perfect. I need to schedule her dantal now- we go to a VCA vet and they are having a special until the end of March for 20 % off dentals. 004

Prancie had her dental a couple weeks ago. I was nervous because she has a heart murmur and we opted not to do tthe ultra sound. Well, hubby opted not to, he figured we had one 2 years ago and it is probably the same problem. I am happy to say that went really well too and she didn’t even need an extraction.015

In an ideal world I would get everyone dentals yearly or at least every other year. Currently, I do a few a year based on who needs it most. I hope everyone’s kitties are doing well.

30 comments

  1. Sounds like pretty good news for your crew. I found it a bit annoying to find a pill on the floor when you could swear kitty swallowed it. At least none of the others are helping themselves to meds they don’t need. πŸ™‚

    1. I am curious to know more about which cats are more likely to have thyroid issues. Judging from my own and other blogs, it seems more of a male issue. I am reading your book now and will review it next week on my blog even though it isn’t a cat book πŸ™‚

  2. st francis’ blessingz two everee one…him all ways haz plentee ta spare & heez willing ta share…..best health fishes ~~~~~~ β™₯β™₯

  3. Sorry to hear that both the boys are hyperthyroid. Getting those pills down can be tricky, huh?

    Good news about Prancie’s dental. We hope Stinky’s goes as well!

    Hugs!

    1. It sure can be tricky. Polar Bear is semi feral and I can’t stick it in his mouth. I have to depend on him to eat what I stick the pill in.

  4. I think I’d rather give a cat a shot than stick a pill down a gullet lined with teeth! The hubby does the pilling around here, but I tried to help out at an adoption event on Saturday; I held the cat while someone else opened the mouth and tried to throw the pill down. I’ve got lacerations, and we were victorious only after wearing the poor kitty out a tad. The sweetest cat on the planet too!

    1. Pilling is tough. I can do Millie’s pretty easily, with a scratch to the hand once in a while. Polar Bear is impossible, but he loves food so if I stick it in something he will eat it. Sorry you got lacerations-ouch!

  5. Pawsum news. So glad dat fur da most pawt evewykitty be duin’ good. Weez’ll be purrayin’ dat all continues to go well. As fur da “coincidence” weez not so sure ’bout these diagnoses these days. We hav anudder furiend dat has a housefull of kitties and doggies, and seems evewy mumff a new one is comin’ down wiff diabetes. Like it’s contagious or sumfin’. Weez not know ’bout dat eevew. Mommy just be fwustwated wiff all these kitties and udder anipals gettin’ sick wiff all these diseases. Mommy be a skeptic and wunnews ifin it’s all fur weal or fawlty tests, or….anyways, sorry fur da soap box Miss Ellen. Hav a blest day.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

    1. I wonder about the quality of the food and treats, but I am not a chemist so I need to trust what the bags say.

  6. I am glad the vet did the blood test and you were able to find the reason for Polar Bear’s weight loss. I hope the thyroid pills bring it under control.

    1. Thank you Flynn, I have been lucky with Millie’s so I hope his goes well too. I am praying your gel will help you.

  7. Not receiving email notices of your new posts! Sorry I’ve not been visiting but I MUST blame that since I rely on them……ANYWAY, I’ll comment on the last couple of posts – that kicker design you made was brilliant – and perfect…looks like it was a major hit. As for medical issues, seems strange (I agree) that your two white cats of ten BOTH are hyper-thyroid – not related – just both have it….makes you wonder about food, etc. additives…..I’ve thought about that too regarding my Sammy in fact. We just do the best we can to help our “kids” through whatever they are dealing with….and love them lots!

    Hugs, Pam

    1. I wish I could figure out why my posts are not getting to people πŸ™ I am glad you checked in with us.

  8. Mee-you soundss like you has yur pawss full there Lady Ellen with thee kittiess…pleese know mee iss purrayin fur all of them…..
    Speshelly mee sweet Phoebe <3 Kittygurl of me heart …
    ***paw kissess*** an healin purrss
    Siddhartha Henry…Phoebe's Purrince πŸ˜‰

    1. You are a sweetie Purrince Siddhartha- Phoebe is going to write about you on Thursday. XO

  9. You take very good care of efurryone! Dentals are expensive and it probably isn’t good for a cat to be “put under” in order to clean his/her teeth every single year , in any case! πŸ™‚

    the critters in the cottage xo

  10. Good reports for the most part.
    Our oldest kitties( JJ and Treasure are 17) have their issues.
    JJ-Thyroid
    Treasure- all teeth removed in 2 sessions.He is doing very well.
    WE think you take very good care of your kitties πŸ™‚
    We also understand the expense.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

    1. 17 is an age where there are problems, but as long as they are treatable is what matters.

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