Thursday, July 29, 2021

Preliminary Results

Thank you all for your encouraging words for The PO'M! 

He made his first trip to the veterinarian in a carrier, as all previous trips had been in a humane trap.

The blood tests will take a few days, but here's what we know so far:

PO'M is FIV negative.

He probably has a flea bite allergy, hence his licking and often hairball expulsion.

He's got wicked bad teeth.

WARNING: Turn volume down for video below, otherwise you'll drive your own cats crazy!

Singing the song of his people before the vet visit
Looking out of his room
Always the hair stylist!

Dental appointment is set in a few weeks, but we may move it forward, once the blood work gives us the green light.  The vet said at least three canines would go.

Paddy took the grabbing, carrier-stuffing, and being vet-handled poorly; can't say I blame him.

But, he's allowing me to pet him, smooch him, and rub his belly, so he'll be okay.

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34 comments:

  1. Purrs for dear Paddy, we're glad tat part of the Vet thing is done. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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    1. We are purring for Brian too; Paddy and Brian have similar coloring...don't you just love tabby cats?
      Thank you for hosting every Thursday.

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  2. You'll have him all fixed up in no time. He's going to be a wonderful addition to your inside babies.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. ♥

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    1. You know it! We love him so.
      Thank you for your positivity.

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  3. Poor P'OM! Well, that is over with, just one more to go sweet boy - we're sending purrs your way.

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    1. I feel badly that he teeth are awful, however as an outside cat who WOULD NOT COME IN, what could I do? I love him so, so for a while, he'll have to stay in the separate room and chill. Thanks for the purrs.

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  4. Poor Padster. We mustsay we are amazed at how polite and non-feral he is being. Okay, so The Song of Our People was pretty loud, but nothing hysterical. Good luck with the teefs - and we have paws crossed for good bloods.

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    1. He's a bit shy, after the vet visit, however I can pet him and smooch him. Later, I'll sit in his room and see if he'll jump into my lap. When that happens, then it's all good! Thanks for caring!

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  5. You have made my year! About POM'S news. There's more coming, I know but so far, so good. Our Robin had severe flea allergy. They developed the flea treatment for dogs and it took several more years before they made one for cats THEN she was all better.

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    1. I discovered that the flea stuff that I've been putting on The PO'M for YEARS only kills a flea if it bites him. There are products that kill the flea if it lands on him, and that's what we need. However, he's inside now, where there are no fleas, so we'll see. Thank you for caring about Pommy!

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  6. Oh, Paddy...you for sure are going to have a much different but way better life!
    Us angel kitties, Pipo & Minko, will purr and send POTP for your dental visit to go well, after that, you might even feel a lot better.

    If you thought your song of the people was loud, you should have heard Minko's...us meezers are so very loud when they are displeased...MOL!

    Meanwhile enjoy your 'boudoir'!

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    1. Ooh, I like the title: boudoir!
      Thank you for caring for The PO'M.

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  7. Dear Paddy: You may not like the bits in between but it looks like you are settling in to being inside and we do hope you continue. Living in a home instead of free ranging has many advantages, especially as we gain a few years on our paws. Good luck with everything going furward dear friend!
    Angel Timmy, Dad and Family

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    1. I certainly wish we could communicate with him, to let him know that this is a beginning to good things!
      Thanks for your concern.

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  8. I just love that so far it is going quite well and glad to here no FIV-when i first brought Amarula in from the streets she had horrible teeth too! Had 3 canines removed too--all will be well! Good luck!

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    1. Cat teeth are brittle; not sure what outside cats chew on to break them, but I'm counting the days until he can be free of the bad ones. Thank you for caring!

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  9. He is still allowing normal contact so I think he will settle into his new life.

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    1. Pommy is my heart cat!
      We appreciate the support.

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  10. oh mi cod paeddy...kisses fur bein such a trooper

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  11. Well, that's good news. Hopefully the BW will be unremarkable and he'll be able to get those teefs fixed.

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  12. Surely it will take time, but now that he has his
    wonderful and safe forever home, all will be well.
    Trust his dental will not be too scary an event ...
    purrs for little PO'M

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  13. I better get crocheting so I can send PO'M some Tooth Fairy gifts. I hope his blood work comes back good. And I really hope he chooses the indoor life. XO

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  14. Oh some very promising news on Paddy!

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  15. Good news! I hope he'll settle in and stay inside.

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  16. Sweet boy.....hopefully he appreciates your efforts once he's feeling better

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  17. Have them take out as many of the PO'M's teeth as they might even suspect will be bad at some time in the future; better that they go now and all at once. He doesn't seem too keen on veterinary visits...

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  18. Oh, can that kitty SING or what? I hope so much he’ll be fine and as for teeth, when mama found me I had not had attention paid to my teeth and so I have very few left on the left side of my tiny mouth and none on the right. But mama has done research and found that kitties can eat just fine (no steaks) with NO teeth at all…that gives mama hope. We don’t like anesthetics for teeth cleaning but mama bought a little finger brush and I love the massage she gives me with that

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  19. Honestly this is all wonderful news - it's all treatable! I'm so glad. Hugs to you both.

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  20. Paws crossed that everything looks good on the blood work!

    P.S. My human says that if you have the energy, time and motivation (tall order, I know!), the story of POM and you would make a good book at some point in the future.

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  21. Relic hates, hates, HATES the carrier. But once released, he's always his usual loveable self! POM is going to be just fine!

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  22. Blessings to you and your endeavors. :) He's in good hands.

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  23. Poor baby! He will feel so good when his mouth stops hurting. So good that you brought him indoors!

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  24. I hope everything comes back looking good with the blood work! He's such a good hair stylist.

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