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Saturday, October 24, 2009
Storytime: A Visit with Doctor Flowers
A visit with Doctor Flowers
A crate is just like any other box, only these have cozy little blankets in them.
It's all fun and games...for now.
Then the doors are latched shut. Da-da-da-dum!
Snafu was perfectly happy sharing a crate, but Owen begged to differ.
DP got a third crate out, opened this crate's door and Owen walked right over top Snafu, directly into the other crate.
Three cats in three crates. Simple as pie! Off we go!
Here already? It's only fifteen minutes away. Crates are fun, but moving vehicles...not so much.
All three kitties cried the entire time. It broke my heart for ten full minutes, then I finally got over it.
At Home Veterinary Care.
They make house calls in a big roving medical van with paw prints on it. It's mostly for farms.
We also brought two doggies, but hey, I'm a cat lady so I only took pictures of the cats. They wait patiently (and quietly now that they're not moving), while the dogs have their turn.
Yukon goes first.
"Wow! He's a beefcake!" was Dr Flowers remark when picking Yukon up and putting him on the scale.
Yikes! More than last year, but we changed to Science Diet weight control, so we think he is actually less now then he was a couple months ago. Really.
Hey fella...watch it!
Dr Flowers checks his hoo-hoo, but luckily Yukon does not have any poo problems like a lot of tail-less kitties.
Teeth are checked - Dr Flowers says his breath isn't really bad and his teeth look good now. We've also added Friskies Dental Diet to the mix. Of course some kitties just pick out the Dental Diet and leave the Science Diet on the floor.
Zen Master Yukon's final thoughts?
It's all good, Dude! No worries, Man!
After we put him back in his crate, he meowed his protest throughout the rest of the visit.
Owen's turn! His weight was pushing it, at 11.3 pounds.
He had a "halo of gingivitis" around one tooth, but otherwise his exam went so well, I forgot to take more pictures. No poo issues either...good eyes and ears.
Then there's Snafu. Remember why we named him that?
Well, at least his weight was perfect at 8.4 pounds and his teeth "are beautiful!"
It was suggested we put him on Lyscene to boost his immune system, since he still catches everything the cat drags in. (ha)
He has scarring in his right ear from a bad ear infection last winter. He likely has only 70% hearing in it. His other ear had some wax build up they cleaned out for free.
Snafu was fine with all the poking and proding and just loves the attention of four humans fussing over him.
Owen looks triumphant that everyone returned home with good health!
Angus hissed at weird smelling Owen as he came out of his crate.