Monday, December 11, 2017

Three cats visit the vet

Three of the cats were due for visits to the vet. While more work, it is more efficient to bring multiple cats in at once (and our vet gives a discount).

I used a cart to wheel them in this time, and it worked great.

Lucy needed her annual check up. She was very good and sat on the counter the entire time. I realized recently that, given her background, she had likely not have any vaccines (outside of the rabies she'd had last year). So I opted to give her the distemper combo. She'll get a booster in 4 weeks.

Ringo only needed his anal glands expressed. He tried to squeeze himself under the counter.
No one will find me here!
Benny was due for blood work. The IDEXX testing is finally available in our area, so I opted for that testing. Thankfully, his kidney levels are stable and relatively good for his age (17). His SDMA is 19, a little high (the high end of normal is 14), but not terrible.

Unfortunately, he lost more weight, despite us feeding him whenever he asks.
I like my carrier.
We are thankful it was an overall decent vet trip with no surprises.


Anonymous said...

I agree it is better and more convenient to get as many cats you have to the vet in one trip. Get it over with, I say! Good news no major issues! Ready for Christmas they are!

Eastside Cats said...

I took two cats to the vet yesterday, and my back is wrecked! Gonna have to get a cart!

Amy Johnson said...

Had to zoom in to see who got the fun round carrier to himself. :-)

Benny: Aerin advises training your humans to include bits of ham and cheese along with the cat food anytime rule. :-)

Summer at said...

I'm glad the vet visit went well... although I wish Benny would put on a few ounces!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Did Benny get his thyroid checked? That could be why he lost weight.

The Island Cats said...

I've taken 2 cats at one time...and that's a handful! I can't imagine 3 at one time. Glad everyone checked out okay.

Mary McNeil said...

Glad you got good results - hope Benny gets a bit more weight. Have you tried baby food ?

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

it is always a bit relieving when you get good news from a vet exam

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