Cat of the month – July 2020 – Teddy

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Cat of the Month July 2020

July has seen Vet2Cat at its busiest since starting up last year!

With a record number of new clients and patients over the last 2 months, we have had our work cut out for us. We’ve had a range of work from routine vaccinations and check-ups, through stabilising some elderly puss-cats with their collection of problems, to that all-important end-of-life care, performed at-home with respect and privacy.

We have selected 3 cats from those seen in July, who are full of cheeky catty loveliness! Parker, Thug and Teddy make the running, and the winner is …

Teddy

Runner-up in June, we had to make Teddy this month’s winner as he is just the most adorable, funny ginger boy.

Teddy (age about 14years) has been eating lots but losing weight and condition, and with thorough testing including an abdominal ultrasound, we have found he has pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, very low vitamin B12 levels and is probably hyperthyroid to boot. Even though nurse Emma has been injecting him weekly with B12 he still comes to greet us at the door and comes to see us off again! He is slowly taking to the special food we have recommended to help his guts and pancreas. He will need ongoing monitoring so its just as well we love him so much!

 

Runner-up: Thug (proper name ‘Gavroche’)

This 6-year-old black and white boy certainly lives up to his nickname, but in a nice way!

Whilst trying to bribe his much more reserved brother Javi into taking some lovely treats from us, Thug barged Javi out of the way to scoff the lot! He then pinned down nurse Emma to get to the Easypill Putty (cleverly disguising the wormer tablet!), and tried to help Claire write up notes on the tablet.

 

 

Runner-up: Parker

Another black and white boy, 9-year-old Parker thought we were great at first, when we gave him Dreamies and yummy Thrive treats, and a Pet Remedy soaked cloth to roll around on.

He had other ideas when he saw Claire with a stethoscope, and we had a little game of ‘chase the cat around the room’ before we managed to give him a good once over. We may not be in Parker’s good books now, as his chef has been told to offer diet rations to trim up the waistline a bit!

The Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare

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  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.
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