December cat of the month
WINNER is the beautiful Nettles
Meet Nettles, her mom’s pride and joy. At the grand age of 17 years, Nettles has had a few health issues raise their ugly heads. However, thanks to the diligence of her owner, she received care from Vet2Cat quickly. Nettles has had to have treatment for painful urinary tract infections and arthritis and kidney disease which she has managed like a trooper.
The most recent and biggest challenge of her furry life was being evacuated with her hoomans after an explosion in her neighbourhood. Nettles took it all in her stride as she was carried to safety.
If there was a feline bravery award, Nettles should be receiving it without a doubt!
Runner up is the gorgeous Percy
Percy is a gorgeous ginger and white boy who came to live with his human from a rescue centre. Percy is a nervous nelly when it comes to dealing with humans, so taking him to a vet was not an option. Percy managed to injure his paw which concerned his owner. Worried about having to take this scared boy to the vets, she called on Vet2Cat to check him over in his own home. With gentle handling vet Claire was able to determine that there were no fractures or wounds and it was likely a strain of some sort. With anti-inflammatories and love Percy made a full recovery.
Runner up is the amazing Maisie
Maisie is currently in the care of a local cat rescue group – Portsmouth Cats, Lost, Found and Rehomed. She lives in a purpose-built feline home with her son Georgie.
Sadly, Maisie has been suffering from a severely painful condition of the mouth called Chronic Gingivostomatitis. This means the inside of her mouth – her gums surrounding the teeth and the angles of the mouth inside, were incredibly inflamed and sore, a lot of her teeth were badly affected as well. Imagine having to live like that all the time? To have any chance of being able to rehome Maisie, the charity decided they needed to do everything possible to make Maisie better. After treatment with steroids for the severe inflammation and expensive injectable antibiotics for the secondary infections, Maisie was booked in for an extensive dental procedure – ALL her teeth needed to be extracted. This is done to help reduce the ongoing inflammatory reaction that occurs in this condition, in response to the presence of plaque on the teeth. After many weeks of care, both pre- and post-dental Maisie is now so much better and well on the road to recovery.
Both Maisie and her son Georgie will be looking for homes in the future, so hopefully she can put her paws up and enjoy a pain-free life.