Saturday, June 28, 2014
What a month!! My kitty ended up having foot and mouth surgery. Poor thing had a claw nail stuck in the pad of her foot...I didn't know it! Took her to the vet to have her nails trimmed because she was scratching on the carpeted steps. My son-in-law was having a fit when he caught her doing it.
Once she got the nail out, she felt some better. The vet did a minimal exam and found her mouth had a couple of broken teeth as well. Gave me an estimate for the surgery and I had to find the financing to get it done. That took about a week. Gave her foot a chance to heal.
She has been eating dry kibble for several years with canned food as a treat occasionally. Fourteen teeth/roots later, she will only be eating canned food for a long time. When the vet did x-rays of her mouth, not only did she find the broken teeth but a total of fourteen teeth/roots that were impacted. Again, poor baby, no wonder she left her kibble in her bowl more often than she ate it.
I have a whole different kitty...she purrs like a freight train now and wants to be loved on all the time now!! Before, she didn't even want me to touch her!!
Of course she is now on a diet as well but it is a good thing because she loves the diet food the vet prescribed for her. During the first week after her surgery, I offered her the "recovery" food the vet sent home. After a couple of cans, I offered her the Metabolic, which is the diet food. She ate like she hadn't been fed for a few days!! Cleaned her dish for the first time in a long time. After trying the "recovery" food again (she turned her nose up at it), I took the remaining cans back to the vet and got her more of the Metabolic. I'm so glad the transition wasn't a problem for her.
The major thing is the cost; the Metabolic is just under $50 for 24 cans which won't last a month at a can a day. I'm just happy she feels so much better.
My happy kitty, LadyBug.