All three cats went to the vet yesterday. Given the chaos of the day, I don't have any photos to share, and I apologize in advance.
Ringo: In for his annual check up. All is well with him, with the exception of we'll be monitoring his anal glands. I had the vet check them because he seems to lick his bottom more than other cats we've had. One was pretty full, so we'll see how he does in the coming months. He was a good boy during that, but let me know his displeasure by howling all the way home!
Sadie: She's had some fur loss for a few weeks, and I was monitoring her at first. Last week, she really started losing/pulling more--her belly, bottom, sides, and even her paws are getting bare. I had skin scrapings and blood work done on her--both normal. She's always been an unsettled cat, but it's worsened in the past year or so. She is afraid of storms, and will hide even if it is raining. Jim has been going through a stressful time at work, and she is his cat, so I imagine that isn't helping.
We will be starting her on prozac to see if she improves. I want her to feel more comfortable and happy with everyday life. We'll keep you posted on her progress.
Benny: At his last appointment a few months ago, I asked the vet to run a thyroid test. He started waking me up for food in the morning, a new habit. His numbers were on the high end of normal. We rechecked, and sure enough, he's now hyperthyroid. I've started him on medication and he'll get rechecked in a month.
His liver values continue to be high, but our vet said that hyperthyroidism can bump them up. We'll see what happens with them in a few months.