Thursday, June 12, 2014

Completing all the yearly doctor appointments

Thank you Resa for this image....this is my new dream home!
When we are in the former "home" area, we make sure everything is ship shape to continue into the next year.  Left Brain has one more physical therapy session and he's done so it was time to take Gracie and George to the vet for their annual exam and vaccinations.

I'd been dreading this trip since it's a long drive and I was envisioning all kinds of howling and crying the entire drive, but I forget...these are traveling cats.  Gracie voiced her opinion on the matter once or twice, but for the most part it was a quiet drive.

At the vet's office Gracie was the first to jump out of the carrier and greet Dr Havlik with kisses to her nose.  She's a social one, that Gracie.  George did his best impersonation of the invisible cat and stayed in the back of the carrier.

Both their check ups went fine and even though I thought Gracie was getting a bit pudgy, she weighed in at 9.5 pounds and was pronounced as slender by the vet.  George weighed in at a titch over 9 pounds, which amazed the vet as he looks like a massive cat due to his long lanky frame and fluffy hair.

They both weathered their rabies and distemper shots without a whimper.  The only bad news (other than the bill) was that George's teeth are awful.  So, he went back this morning to be anesthetized for dental work.  He'll have a full cleaning and will no doubt need some extractions. Based on the estimate for the dental work, this will be painful for us as well as him.

He generally eats more of the canned food, while Gracie likes all things crunchy.  It could be that his teeth have been hurting and he's been avoiding the crunchy food as a result.  This is probably why my attempts at brushing his teeth have not gone so well, even with the chicken flavored toothpaste.  I mean, come can anyone not love that?

Long Live the Queen of Wellness


  1. oh, good luck to george! i hate the teeth cleaning stuff!

    i dread my vet's visits, too - for dogs and horses.

  2. First of all, I love your new dream house!!! Imagine that! A castle on wheels! As for the kitty dental care, I never had much luck getting my pets to let me brush their teeth. Alas, I had to pay lots to the vet to clean their teeth. I'm sure George will come through his ordeal just fine. Maybe he'll even look forward to his chicken flavored toothpaste. It's good though that all your yearly check ups are done and every one is doing well. I need to be taking Pogo in for his check up soon too.

    Today we are having storm alerts but so far the rain hasn't got here. it's probably waiting for me to go outside! lol. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

  3. This is an important post. It is a great reminder of annusl vet visits. All pets need that, as it often uncovers an overlooked need. You are obviously doing everything right, but dentals are tricky. I hope it goes well.

  4. Gee I sure hope that you don't need to go back to work.