The new vet was lovely, as was the vetinary nurse that was there to assist and I was really impressed with the animal hospital as a whole. They have a separate waiting area for cats and exotics with feliway plug ins and there was feliway in the exam room too. They both greeted Rory with soft voices and lots of attention before they started poking and prodding her about.
Poor Rory has a nasty abcess on her upper gum, swollen glands and a high temperature 😦 The vet reckons the pressure from the abcess could well have effected her eye. There was nothing but healthiness to be found in her actual eyeballs – Thank the Starry Skies!!
She has to have 2 enormous antibiotic pills a day (at the same time and a squirt of liquid anti inflammatory pain relief. That should clear up the infection.
But we have to monitor her eyes over the week until her check up just in case there is an underlying neurological problem.
And 😦 my Rory needs dental surgery. But she cant have that until she loses some weight 😦
It was an expensive day. £15 in taxi fares, £73 at the vets and a further £40 on low calorie cat food and toys designed to help clear tartar from cat’s teeth. Plus a new toy just for Rory to encourage her to be more active.
I do not understand how we didnt know about the abcess. I was mortified when I saw it – it looks *so* sore 😦 I have had cats all my life apart from 3 yrs and we’ve never had a cat with dental problems.
We suspect it could be because Rory “hoovers” her dry food instead of crunching it.
So a new feeding regime begins in the morning. They will all be having “light” dry food. This is available to them at all times as usual.
Wet food – Rory has her low calorie stuff and will be fed at the same time as the others but in a different room. And if they dont eat all of it, it gets binned. We dont want Rory having access to normal food the others save til later.
Treats – well either 100% chicken jerky or special dental treats for Rory. No more cheese, bless her. Although we got the antibiotics into her by mixing the contents of the capsules with a bit of cream cheese. But the anti biotics are pretty damn important right now.
So, on the one hand I am relieved, but I won’t fully relax until her check up next week. And we have the challenge of the weight loss and the dental surgery ahead.
We knew she was overweight, but she is also taller and longer and has much denser fur than the other two, but apparently the scales say she is flat out unable to have surgery.
She’s such a homebody though. Zoe and Mitch can be outside for hours at a time and they leave the garden. Rory doesn’t. She spends most of her time keeping me company and goes out for just a few minutes at a time.
But this is an incentive for me as well. If I go up or downstairs, Rory follows me. If I go into the garden, she comes too. So, in order to get Rory more active – I will have to be too.