Tummy Tuesday

Happy Tuesday everyone! Tuesday is medical day and fortunately I don’t have much to report. Stinky will be getting her teeth cleaned next week, her bloodwork has been checked already and is good. 004

Polar Bear is getting his blood checked on Thursday to be sure he is on the correct thyroid meds. I am shocked at how many male cats I keep reading about with a thyroid problem. I am wondering if there is something in the food. Out of curiosity, does anyone have a female cat that is hyperthyroid?

Millie was snoozing in Penny’s box so I got a tummy photo for Tummy Tuesday: 001Have a nice day!



    1. Thank you , I think your human would notice if any of you were getting too thin and get that checked.

  1. Great tummy shot!! Hope all the medical visits go well………..interesting about the thyroid thing. The only cats I know who have thyroid issues are males but they may just be a coincidence.

    Hugs, Sammy

    1. I know with humans, it is usually females with the problems so I just assumed it would be the same for kitties.

  2. I’m signing up to get notices of your bloggy – AGAIN – because we still aren’t getting them (insert unhappy face here……!).

    Hugs, Sammy

    1. Thank you for signing up again. I updates the jet pack, but I don’t know what else to do.

  3. I think it is just a coincidence about the male cats and thyroid. Our Audrey had hyperT and I know of several other kitties, now OTRB, that had it.

  4. stinky & polar bear…watch it guys….we think therz a trip bein planned for ewe both N itz knot like ta de south seez for fun in de sun….if ya wanna come hide out at trout twone…ya can ~~~~~ β™₯β™₯β™₯

  5. Nice belly shot of Polar Bear. Phoebe, even though you are not here today, we must tell you how beautiful you are! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  6. My Admiral developed it when she was 10 hers old. She did well with the gel in her ear flap. She lived will with it until she developed idiopathic hypercalcimia. Then, after less than a year she flew to the Bridge.

    1. I am sorry about Admiral. I mostly heard of males with thyroid issues until this post, a lot of people have had females with hyperthyroid.

  7. That tummy is inviting! My friend’s female kitty was hyperthyroid, but lucky for us, we haven’t had to deal with it personally. Am beginning to believe that things in food cause many problems for our kitties. And really, you call your cat Stinky?

    1. I do call her Stinky πŸ™‚ Some may think it is mean, but if you were ever in the room when she uses the litter box, you would agree.

  8. Millie, you look like the epitome of chillaxin in your photo πŸ™‚ Sweet!

    Our long term foster Tulip developed hyperthyroidism in her advanced years. I always thought more females developed this condition because at the time, I would hear only of other female cats developing it!

    the critters in the cottage xo

    1. Millie really likes that box. It seems to be about even with males and females now- just from what I read, no exact numbers though.

  9. Hi Ellen; Sherri-Ellen here. My bestie’s sister cats are 15 yrs old & BOTH have Hyperthyroid.
    Dr Dave told us it was due to cats living longer & not the food. I hope that helps a bit.
    You are amazing caring for all your furbabies!
    (((hugs))) Sherri-Ellen

    1. Thank you, I never thought of that with the age instead of the food. Phoebe sends her love to you and her Purrince. XO

  10. We think purrhaps Minko may have this issue…but so far the vet is leaning towards pancreatitis…we are trying to scramble up the funds to take him to another vet fur a 2nd opurrnion, and maybe tests and treatment.
    He is turning into a bone rack. He only eats when meowmy puts the food in his mouth, (2 3 ounce cans a day, sometimes 3), and he upchucks when his tummy is empty, which is one reason meowmy can’t believe it is the pancreatitis troubles. He will not even let meowmy feed him the purrscription noms for the pancreatitis…(Hills, ID)
    Years ago, meowmy;s furst kitty had this trouble and he was gaunt and disheveled…and still he was fine till the end of his 18 or so years…

    1. I would definitely get Minko’s thyroid checked. Poor kitty, that must be awful having to force him to eat.

  11. OMC! I am getting millions of comments and to blogs I didn’t even comment on…I will turn off the follow button fur a while and see is that helps…I was even getting comments on new WP posts fur furs that I didn’t even know…yikes! Not that the furs or you are bad, I just don;t want my inbox to be so flooded…

  12. Sending out a Big “Hello” to all the Pilch fur kids.
    Beautiful tummy picture.

  13. We sure hope not Miss Ellen, but weez gunna hav sissy checked fur dat this week too. Glad all is good in da healff depawtment at yous place.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

    1. Thank you and good luck to Lexi, but even if she does have that it is very treatable.

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