Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Four-Wheeling Our Way to the Vet

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss, Glogirly's taking me for a ride in the Jeep today! We're going four-wheeling! 


KATIE:  Four-wheeling, huh? I didn't realize you had to go off-road to get to the vet. 


WAFFLES:  Wait. What?


KATIE:  Enjoy the ride, Waffles. I'll just stay here and make sure this soft pillow doesn't go anywhere.


Over the mountains and through the woods...
...to the vet clinic we go.

Katie did so well with her dental procedure in January. It was truly an investment in her health and well being. We knew she had some diseased teeth that were causing her discomfort and contributing to some of her chronic health issues. Getting rid of those bad teeth has made all the difference for her.

At almost 6 years old, Waffles is much younger than Katie, but is showing signs of gingivitis. We want to get ahead of the game to ensure he has a healthy mouth. 

So today's the day! Waffles will arrive at the vet clinic Wednesday morning at 8am. He'll first undergo a general wellness exam and some bloodwork. Then he'll go to one of their surgical suites for the dental procedure. It requires general anesthetic, so he'll be there all day. They like to monitor the kitties as they're waking up and then watch them for a few hours. 

Though Katie will be lounging away on her pillow at home during his procedure, she'll be riding with Glogirly later in the day to pick up Waffles. Don't tell her, but she's due for her 6-month senior kitty wellness exam. 

29 comments:

  1. Hope those PTUs are heated! Seriously, we will be purring for safe travels and good outcomes for efurrybody.
    XOXO

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  2. Paws crossed that all goes well for Waffles! And I won't tell Katie anything. ;-)

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  3. We hope everything goes well ! Purrs

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  4. We purr that all goes well for Waffles and for Katie when she has her exam :)
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

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  5. Here’s hoping Waffles’s blood work and dental go without a hitch, and that Katie’s senior exam is a nothing-burger too!

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  6. Purrs and prayers to you Waffle, we're thinking of you.

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  7. Katie may be happier if you just leave him there MOL

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  8. Hope his dental goes well.
    Sue B

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  9. Good luck Waffles! And I hope you had fun four wheeling!

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  10. I had to pull all my kitty’s teeth because the infections, caused by an autoimmune condition, were becoming systemic. That was 9 years ago and she’s going strong.

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  11. We're purring all goes well for Waffles today.

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  12. Hope all goes well today . Weren't you worried that, if Katie was left home alone, she might change the locks ?

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  13. Good luck, Waff.
    Hide, Katie, hide!

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  14. good luck Waffles!!!! Cody is having his 6 month exam this monday (after I canceled it TWICE, I am sooo bad!) He is definitely going this Monday! Question, does Waffles ALWAYS dress so formal for a Vet visit? (wink) xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  15. Wishing you lots of luck Waffles. Love your time your such a handsome young man.

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  16. Oh no! Best of luck you you Waffles. Don't tell Benny and Ringo that they have appointments with our vet on Friday.

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  17. Dental care is so important. (Our vet says too many people ignore it in felines.) Hope you only need cleaning Waffles and Katie sails through her check-up!

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  18. T/D dental kibble from the Veterinarian worked wonders for our Oliver and Milo. Oliver was given an age of 3 from the shelter although it was stated by past owner he was 9 months and I think it’s because they analyzed his age by his bad teeth and gums. He was 9 months when we adopted him and confirmed by our vet and started him on T/D and it helped his teeth very much. Milo started having bleeding gums a bit. He’s a Mainecoon. I started him on T/D and he loves it thankfully because he’s a picky eater and it has helped his gums. Best of luck Waffles. I would start you on kibble before invasive teeth procedures. P.s. our orange Jack got some teeth extracted like Katie and he feels much better! Sometimes you have to go there for the best health for our furbabies

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    1. We're so glad to hear you found a product that has worked for Oliver and Milo! Unfortunately because of Katie's health issues with commercial foods, it's not something we can give to them. Fortunately we've learned that a completely raw diet can be beneficial to a kitty's dental health and it appears to be helping both K & W. ❤️

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    2. It’s Veterinarian food. Not cheap commercial food. I’m glad the raw diet works for Waffles and Katie. I tried it here and they did not like it at all.

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    3. Oh Celine, I'm so sorry if we offended you...I wasn't referring to your prescription food as cheap commercial food at all. I really am happy you found something that works so well for your kitties! (((purrs)))

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    4. Céline, Glogirly didn't say the food was cheap, just commercial.. There are a lot of high quality commercial foods, but cats with health issues still have problems with them. Regardless of their "cheapness" sometimes they are simply not appropriate. If they are working for you, that is awesome.

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  19. We hope Waffles visit goes well! Bear's had dental issues since he was a kitten - it's so unfair that some cats really get the short end of the stick in that regard. Then again ... people are so distracted by that tail, that they hardly notice anything like teeth!

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  20. Oh noes, Waffles! We're sorry you have to have your teeth cleaned. But don't worry... the stuff they give you to go to sleep is really good! You'll feel nothing, and you'll be good as new before you know it!

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  21. Six?!?! how on earth...

    Does Waff always dress up to go to the vet?

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