Cat of the month – August 2020 – Jack

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Cat of the month August 2020

Continuing the busy trend from July, August turned out to be rather busy as well, meaning we got to see loads of lovely kitties! We have picked out 3 which we feel deserve some special recognition.

Winner: Jack

Gorgeous old chap Jack is the apple of his hooman family’s eye. When Vet2Cat first met Jack he had lost a lot of body condition and was a shadow of his former self. Blood tests were taken which revealed Jack was dehydrated, had a low vitamin b12 and an uncontrolled thyroid problem along with his existing kidney problems. He failed to gain weight or condition despite correcting these problems so vet Claire was suspicious that something else was going on; Jack and his hoomans agreed to having an ultrasound scan of his abdomen. The scan revealed three masses in various locations. This was not the news any of us wanted for the delightful boy but with the at-home nursing care from his devoted staff, including adminstration of subcutaneous fluids every other day, Jack will be happy and comfortable. Looking at Jack you would not know anything was wrong! It was only through the watchful eyes of his owners that Jack was able to receive gold standard care without any stress. Today Jack is looking utterly fabulous!
Jack had an abdominal ultrasound performed

Runner up: Missy 

Our Marvellous Missy is an older absolutely scrummy brindle tortoiseshell lady.
Vet2Cat was called upon to assess Missy as she had been having more frequent events of vomiting with no obvious cause. Missy was feeling very sorry for herself and had started to hide away to sleep. An ultrasound scan was performed on her abdomen to see if there were any reasons this could be happening. An enlarged lymph node was found, and a sample taken from it. In addition, her kidneys looked abnormal and a urine sample revealed a bacterial infection which also needed attention. She also had severely low B12 levels requiring supplementation. The lymph node sample suggested an inflammatory response, probably secondary to inflammatory bowel disease.

Despite her health concerns Missy is still top cat as the cuddly beauty is now reluctantly sharing her space with two ginger and white brothers.
Missy having a kitten-esque moment in a play-tunnel.

Runner up: Rosie

Rosie is a rather timid tortoiseshell and white beauty. 
This lovely girl and her bigger brother Gus were taken home by their hoomans as rescues.
They have blossomed in their permanent home and are continuing with therapies to help them both with their anxieties.
Vaccination day arrived for Rosie and despite her worries, she allowed a minimum exam and vaccination in the comfort of her own scratching post. This is the best way for Rosie to receive veterinary care, at home with no additional things to worry her.

The Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare

These apply to all animals in the care of humans, whether a house pet, a horse, farm or zoo animals:

  1. Freedom From Hunger and Thirst
  2. Freedom From Discomfort
  3. Freedom From Pain, Injury or Disease
  4. Freedom to Express Normal Behaviour
  5. Freedom From Fear and Distress

Purrfect Health Club

At Vet2Cat we offer monthly health plans to help spread the cost of your cat’s preventative health care.
Our range of monthly health plans have been devised to cover different cats’ lifestyles, ages and individual needs.
Read more about our Purrfect Health Club here.