Monday, March 13, 2017

Dreaded V-E-T visit!

Good morning!  Painter Pack Mom here!  Last Friday we had our yearly V-E-T visit!  Thankfully, we have a great vet who does housecalls!  So we were able to do everyone, one at a time.  Here is how it went!

Miss Sophie cat got her yearly rabies.  There have been several cases of cats in our area of Georgia that have had rabies!  So even though our girls are inside only, we don't take any chances!  She was super scared at first.  Sophie does not like to come out of the bedroom.  So, we had to lock her out about an hour before, otherwise she would have hidden under the bed and we would never get her out!  She cried and cried!  But, she did well with the actual vet.  I am so sorry Sophie!

Mya does worse than anyone else when it comes to people.  She has so much anxiety, we are always afraid her eyes might pop out!  It's that bad!  She has to be muzzled and it takes 3 of us to hold her.  She got a new HW test (which is negative of course-all the girls are on HW meds consistently), had her nails trimmed and her rabies.  It was not an easy job to trim those nails!  The vet recommended a supplement to give her for calming.  So I've ordered it and hope it works because she needs to be brushed!  And it is a nightmare to brush her!  

The bad thing is that the vet said Mya has the beginnings of arthritis in her front paws...kind of like where a wrist is on us humans.  This could explain her pain and discomfort a couple of weeks ago...I thought she had a hurt nail, but it may have been her actual foot.  She is about 15-20 pounds overweight, so the vet said she needs to lose it now more than ever.  Mya will begin taking a supplement in a couple weeks for the arthritis, soon as I have the money to order it! 

My sweet Ninja Cat, Salem, acted out!  She didn't like the vet or the assistant touching her, so she flayed around a bit. Other than that, she did ok.  Rabies done!

Our sweet Reesie did fairly well.  The vet tried to trim her nails, but cut one too close, so we had a bit of blood.  Other than that, Reesie is still overweight.  She also needs to lose about 20 pounds.  Being a labra-dork, she loves her treats and food so much!  It won't be easy trimming her down.  We've tried for a
The BIGGEST news is on our sweet girl, CoCo!  After her HW test, she is completely NEGATIVE!!  *Happy Dance*

She is turning 13 in a couple of months and is in perfect health!  No weight issues or anything!  LOL!  CoCo is the best!

So that is the good and bad of the vet visit.  It took a lot more money than I thought...but still not bad considering it was a home visit, took an hour, and she saw 5 pets!

Hope everyone has a Monday!!!  Smile and show some love!


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