Sunday, November 12, 2006

14 pound killer...

We had to take Deuce into the vet today for his vaccinations. He was actually due for them about a month or so ago, but since he was sick at that time with his UTI, we held off.

Since he was so great at the vet last time, granted he was there for over a week, we decided to take him there without his Valium (which was a first). Surprisingly he didn't attack, maim, or kill any of the technicians! He didn't even let out a hiss or growl until they brought him back up. But wouldn't YOU be in a pissy mood if someone just shot a needle into your butt?

While they were examining him, I asked the vet to take a good look at his teeth. You see, prior to this visit they really haven't had a good chance to examine him. Even when he was on the Valium he was a psycho kitty. Anyways, they took a look at his teeth and unfortunately he's got a bit of tartar build-up and there's one 'suspect' tooth.

Long story short, he's going in to the vet on the 23rd, stay overnight, and then have dental surgery on the 24th. I just hope they don't have to extract the 'suspect' tooth.

We also talked to the vet about the food he's eating. He *LOVES* his canned food (Medi-Cal Preventative), but he hates the kibble and will eat around it. Anyways, the vet suggested a different food which helps with tartar control. We picked up a bag, took it home and Deuce dove into it!

We went out for a couple hours to run some errands and, wouldn't you know it, when we got back Deuce decided he didn't like the food anymore and decided to throw up all over our bedroom floor. Thank goodness for hardwood floors!

We're assuming he only did that because he was stressed out and he won't do that later when he has more...

Poor kitty. :(


Doris & Dan Clark said...

Just a word...when you change a pets food you have to transition it over 4 days or so. A change from one to to the other will shock their system. not sure if that is what you did but I wanted to add my 2 cents.

When we have changed we did:

1/4 new 3/4 old for 1-2 days

1/2 and 1/2 for 1-2 days

3/4 new and 1/4 old for 1-2 days

Just new from then on as long as there is no "rejection" of the new stuff.

Keep smilin!

Rhonda said...

Great advice!

I used to work (ages ago) in the same clinic we take him to now so I'm aware of that.

Thanks for the concern though. :)