Monday, April 10, 2017

Better Living Through Pharmaceuticals!

The Chuckster in black and white
Chuck's vet appointment on Saturday went well!  The shadow on his lung was gone, meaning it was excess fluid that has now been taken away by the water pills.  The vet was rather embarrassed about Chuck's tail sustaining some sort of injury when shaved at the last visit, but she looked it over and said that it's healing and there is nothing else to do.  She told me that they take a cat's blood pressure in the tail, which was news to me.

In addition, he didn't get all 'stinked up' by vet techs wearing perfume either, as he has the last few times.  Angel KNEW something was up, but she just remained wary for a day, without any hissing.  Two thumbs up!

We are having a slight issue with Chucky not eating as robustly as he once did, while Angel manages to devour anything that Chuck ignores.  So, he's a lightweight, while his twin sister is getting a bit too zaftig!  The Hubby says that when I'm away at work, he slips Chuck extra food when Angel is not around, hoping to balance the scales. In addition, all of the special-brand foods that the holistic veterinarian has recommended aren't doing the trick, so everyone is now eating Trader Joe's food (at $.79 a 5.5 oz can!)  I will travel to the chain pet store tomorrow, and see what else I can find to temp Chuck's tastebuds.  Human baby food and Fancy Feast may be on the list, per input from other cat folks who've been in our spot before.

18 comments:

  1. Finding a good tempting food is never easy, good luck shopping!

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  2. OHHHHHHHHHHH no not a stinky vet tech. Mom cannot stand it when humans wear so much smelly stuff and I can surely understand why the other kitties were sniffing.

    I went thru a spell of being finicky with canned food. Vet wanted me on Senior food but I did not like any..at least after the first meal. Then mom found Pro Plan Prime Plus for 7+ years. I love it.
    Evidently it is fairly new and they make a kibble formula too. Lots of flavors. My least fav is turkey and giblets. I like it ok fresh out of the can but once in the fridge it looses its appeal.
    All of the fish flavors are winners
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  3. I am SO glad the spot on his lung is gone! We ran into this problem as Tucker aged. He wasn't as interested in eating as much. Have you tried warming up the food a little? Fish flavored Fancy Feast worked ok, as did rotiessiere chicken pieces, some flavors of Sheba.

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  4. dood...glad ta heer ya getted a grate ree port N if ya like it; fancy feest kitten will help put a few ouncez on ya... til ya get bak ta fitin weight !~ ♥♥☺☺

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  5. Good news ! Sometimes we get finicky about eating too - it's a fun game! - and then mom brings out the fancy feast broth toppers or the Sheba cuts. Lots of gravy.

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  6. We'll be sendin' purrayers too. We've been there with da no eatin' kitty, so we feel fur ya'. And by da way, did we tell you dat your LumaSoothe is bein' shipped today? Sorry ifin we didn't. Mommy's been so out of it. Anyways, big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  7. Glad to hear Chuck is doing better. We hope you can find him something to eat that he really likes. The mom knows all about that...getting us to eat sometimes is a struggle.

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  8. Good to hear that Chuck is better and his lungs are fine! Picky eaters are hard to please.
    Our Georgia is a bit picky too.
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

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  9. I am glad the shadow in his lung is gone. I hope he starts eating better. Have you tried heating the food? That helps sometimes.

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  10. That is GREAT NEWS! We took a vote and think Chuck should get his own 2 piece meal from KFC to celebrate!

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  11. Blood pressure in the tail, huh? Well, that's new to me as well. As for the eating, I long for a good hearty meal. This special kidney stuff they got me on is, well, boring and not very filling. Oh well, for my own good, I suppose.

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  12. So glad to hear Chuck's vet visit went well. Yahoo for no stinky vet tech! The other commenters have such wonderful suggestions. Hope you find something Chuck likes.
    Robin

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  13. Glad Chuck is doing better.

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  14. We're glad to hear Chuck is doing better ! We hope you'll find something he loves to eat. Purrs

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  15. Sounds like a pretty good update for Chuck!

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