Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Two for One!



Both Angel and Chuck were rudely scooped from their noon naps, for a trip to Dr. Sheppard at Sheppard Alternative Animal Care on Saturday.  I managed to pull Angel out of her crate, but she hid in the bookshelves.  In the end, we had to unbuckle Chuck's crate into two halves, for his examination!  This was Angel's third visit; Chuck's first.  Angel is doing well, yet we've got some vitamin and herb work to do with her.  The doc got Chuck's full vet file, including his asymmetric cardiopathy, kidney issues and digestive problems too.  We have five bottles of remedy pills for Chuck now, because in spite of everything, Dr. Sheppard noticed that Chuck's liver needs some real help.  Heavy metals may be good to listen to, but not in a kitty's liver!  The idea is to crush up the vitamin pills, and mix them in to each meal.  Angel and Chuck share three vitamins, so that part is easy. The extra amounts will be sprinkled on their respective bowls.  In Chuck's case, we may simply add the pills to his twice-a-day routine.

However, Chucky hasn't taken to his new stuff well, with another accident late last night.  Today's blog post at The Whiskeratti conveys just how hard it is to know if we are doing to right things for our kitties.  We certainly don't want to make our feline's lives more difficult, and yet there is a need to keep a certain quality of life for the household.  Quite the balancing act, and The Hubby, unfortunately, bears the brunt of much of this because he's home more than I am.  Both Angel and Chuck tend to run to him when they are nervous or worried (or, having digestive issues).  And what can I do from 45 minutes away?

13 comments:

  1. Oh No da VET. So sorry they have to take medicine. We sure know 'bout dat here. Sissy was on so much medicine da last year it's no wunner her didn't wanna eat. :( Sendin' purrayers.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi

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  2. Oh, we feel your pain, truly. Especially with cats; so small, and delicate. It's always a balancing act. We will purray for good health for yours.

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  3. guys....we send de best oh all types oh fishes two ewe both that thiz treetment plan...werks....

    it iz knot eazee for de peepulz ta troo lee noe...whatz werkin, whatz knot....whats good...etc...etc...

    wood that we catz could speek...human ~~~

    ♥♥♥

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  4. I send many purrs to you both.
    And hug to your human.
    I hope everything get better for your fameowly
    xox

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  5. I wonder how Chuck's liver got a build up of heavy metals? I will be praying for him.

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  6. It's tough dealing with this issues, isn't it??

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  7. Oh my goodness, this is a tough situation, isn't it? My mom would probably be a basket case. I hope Chuck's stats improve with all this.

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  8. Oh, and Mom *always* has to undo the troll box when I'm in it!!

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  9. As much as we want to fix any health issues, we want to keep good quality of life for them. It's a balancing act indeed.

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  10. I hope the new vitamins help both of your babies. It is always hard to know what to do with health issues.

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  11. I know only too well how hard it is to get meds into kitties. Thanks for coming by today.

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  12. We understand about the scooping up, unbuckling the cage for the vet, and taking medication/vitamins. Sending good thoughts and all the patience we needed a time or two!

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