Cat of the month September 2020
Another busy month at Vet2Cat has brought us lots of feline goodness our way. From all the cats we have seen this month we have picked a selection of cheeky chaps and chapesses for our prestigious Cat of the Month prize!!
WINNER(S) – Georgia and Teddy
This ginger duo are simply scrumptious. These two are so lovely, we cannot possibly chose one over the other to be winner, so they both get joint first!
Gorgeous Georgia was unlucky in her younger days by being involved in a road traffic accident. This sadly left Georgia needing a tail amputation and ongoing bowel and urinary problems from nerve damage. This has certainly not held her back from being a lively cheeky ginger lady, she keeps her human on her toes!
Georgia shares her pad with the lovely Teddy. Recently, the human slave noticed that Teddy had a small dark pigmented lump on his side. Vet2Cat were called to assess and the decision was made to remove the small lump in the comfort of his own home. Teddy was a stoic patient and recovered well from a brief operation on the dining table! The lump was sent off for analysis and fortunately the results showed it was nothing sinister.
Teddy comes round from his minor operation under the supervision of nurse Emma
Runner up – Tia
This sassy tortoiseshell still has a huge zest for life despite her 21yrs! Tia’s humans were very concerned for her general health but taking this older lady to the vets was very stressful for all involved. Tia would get so worked up being in the carrier and at the vets that she would start open mouth breathing. Vet2Cat were called to assess Tia in her own home. After a careful clinical exam which involved lots of treats and cuddles Vet Claire decided on a course of action for her treatment. Tia has a typical super-senior concoction of hyperthyroidism, heart disease, high blood pressure, and probably some kidney disease to boot. Cats like this are often living on a knife edge until their conditions are better controlled, where even the stress of handling could push them into life-threatening heart failure. Very gentle handling is required. Tia’s humans couldn’t be happier with their VetCat experience compared to the trauma it had been taking her in to a practice.
Runner up – Oliver
Big black boy Oliver landed on his feet when he was taken in by his current humans, after his last human moved away. A temporary arrangement became permanent once Oliver had got his paws under the table! Oliver’s main passion in life is food, something we at Vet2Cat can understand ourselves, but his passion had resulted in an expanding waist-line. We graded his body condition score as 7 out of 9, which equate to about 20% overweight. He is now under the watchful eye of nurse Emma having regular weigh-ins and has already lost some weight!