Cat of the Month – September 2019
It’s that time of the month when we at Vet2Cat have to pick our Cat of the Month winner! We’ve narrowed it down again to our top 3, which are Buck, Gus and Zoë, and the winner is…..ZOË!!
WINNER – ZOË
Zoë is our first female winner so far! This may be a bit of a generalisation, but we do tend to find that male cats are generally that little bit more friendly with us when we visit than the girls can be. Zoë here, however, could not resist some Dreamies and a play with Ally the nurse, especially under the influence of Catnip! Zoë’s new carer took her on only a few weeks ago, with a bit of a unknown background, possibly involving multiple homes already. She is really affectionate but very scared of sudden movements. Now she is settling into a loving home and getting all the right care a cat should get – vaccinations, microchip, parasite treatment, and with Vet2Cat’s advice about cats’ key resources and nutrition, she can look forward to a better, healthier future. She is a stunningly beautiful classic tabby cat.
Here’s Zoë rolling around under the table, with the effects of catnip! Then in her favourite spot on the sofa back.
Runner Up – Buck
We featured Buck in a post a few weeks ago. This handsome fella keeps getting into scraps with other local cats, with the resulting wounds and abscesses requiring veterinary treatment. For the latest one, Buck’s staff called upon Vet2Cat as he does get himself a bit distressed with travelling to the vets. Buck was enjoying some Dreamies and Tuna Treats with nurse Ally, and got quite mellow on Pet Remedy Valerian spray, right up to the point of us cleaning up of his wound, a jab of pain relief and the start of his antibiotic course. We can’t expect our patients to enjoy these parts of our visits, but hey – you can’t have a rainbow without a little rain!
Runner Up – Gus
Gus is a 4-year-old Persian-cross, who has the nickname ‘Grumpy Gus’ – but he has had a lot to be grumpy about in his short life. Him and his sister Rosie, were not the most sociable of cats, it has to be said! Its not their fault though, they were 2 of a large hoard of cats taken into multiple rescue centres. They probably had not been socialised with humans during the all-important sensitive period when kittens. Two special people opted to take on these cats as they had been at the rescue centre such a long time, being overlooked by others because of their fearful natures. These kind people showed Gus and Rosie the respect they needed to settle in at their own time. Their human-fearing nature makes any veterinary care very difficult, even with home visiting! Sedation was required to examine Gus properly – he had always had very weepy, screwed-up eyes so these needed to be checked. He was suffering with Entropion (eyelids rolling inward) and excessively long lower eyelids; the result was the haired skin of the eyelids was constantly rubbing on his eye surface – ouch!! Gus was referred to Optivet Ophthalmology Referrals, to perform corrective surgery, and he recovered really well. Despite all this, he has allowed us to examine him without sedation at subsequent visits, so perhaps he’s not so grumpy now that his eyes are comfortable!