Once again, May has been a busy month for Vet2Cat, with so many lovely kitties to choose from! It was a tough decision but we selected three cats which just bowled us over with their lovely characters.
Winner – Sooty
Our winner for the month of May has to be the sensational Sooty! Sooty has been a previous runner-up but his winning personality has earned him the right to be winner!
Sooty is always extremely excited to see the Vet2Cat team, especially as we always bring him his favourite toy; a cloth sprayed with valerian.
Sooty’s human servant decided that she really ought to buy him some valerian spray (aka Pet Remedy) to have at home.
Now his favourite monkey toy is sprayed regularly for hours of fun for Sooty!
Runner-up – Buffy
A runner up for May is the beautiful, bold Buffy. In her twilight years of 18 Buffy’s owner was convinced that the time was approaching that she would have to let Buffy go. At this point Buffy was not moving about very much and despite a good appetite she would get very constipated. After our initial assessment it became evident that Buffy was crippled with arthritis and was also suffering from high blood pressure. After careful monitoring with her blood pressure tablets and her arthritis medication, and a gentle laxative to ease that burden, Buffy rules the roost once more! To Buffy, 18 is just a number!
Runner up – Tilly
A truly well-deserved runner up is the timid but very affectionate Tilly! This little lady had started to limp a bit, which led her human companion to call in the Vet2Cat team to assess.
It transpired that Tilly was suffering from painful arthritis affecting all four of her limbs – not just the obviously lame one. This really surprised her owner as she, like many others, thought that this was a condition that only affected the much older cat. At only 10 years old, it is sad Tilly is so badly affected, especially as osteoarthritis is an incurable disease that progresses, the best we can do is to manage pain and make some adjustments in the environment to help them get around more easily.
After trialling some anti-inflammatory pain relief, Tilly is now doing the “zoomies” on a regular basis, with little signs of slowing down. Tilly’s owners are thrilled to see her back to her happy self again.
It seems an opportune time to bring to your attention that a brand-new medicine called SOLENSIA is now available for the treatment of arthritis in cats. This ground-breaking new product has far fewer potential adverse effects on the body, acting on pain in a completely different way to anti-inflammatories.
Keep your eyes on our Vet2Cat posts for more information, or contact us directly to discuss! Phone 07842570273.