Good evening, Elvira here!
I had my annual check up late last week, and they updated my year old kitten picture to the New Me, hee, hee! :-D
In December the Vet said I weighed 9.60 lbs.
Last week I sashayed on to the scale, and came close to breaking it!
A Tortie my age, and size, should weigh 11 1/2 lbs, but I was 12 1/2 !
Other than that I'm healthy as a, well I'm healthy! :-D
Before Daddy's Boo Boo I ate a quarter cup dry food in the morning, and quarter cup in the evening, no left overs.
Then, because he was on his crutches, for a month he had to change the way he fed us.
He had already switched our food to Before Grain, which I like OK, but not like what I had before, and set 2 bowl down all day so we could eat when we wanted.
And I wanted... :-D
Which may account for my extra pound, as I became a grazer like Nikita.
The Vet suggests more play time exercise, and low calorie snaks I've neve even heard of...Romaine Lettuce, pieces of carrot, canned green beans, and pieces of canteloupe.
The vet also suggests returning to designated feeding times, & bowls, with a 1/4 cup dry each feeding.
Anyway, enough about me!
I am asking for purrs, & purrayers, for Nikita!
Nikita has been off his feed for over a month, even while being his usual perky, playful (Maybe more playful, & perky, than usual), opinionated self.
Nikita had his 6 mo. check, in March, and weighed 14 1/2 lbs., 1 1/2 less than 6 months earlier.
With the change in feeding routine, and food, even I noticed Nikita didn't seem to be eating as much, and was drinking water like a Sailor Kitty, as Daddy called it, and peeing a lot.
The only exception was that he went to town on all the cans of cat food KC & ML sent, plus 3 more Daddy bought, eating only that for a week...yet he did not gain a lb.
At the Vet he weighed in at 11.3 lbs., and appeared a little dehydrated, in additon to very skinny.
In 2009 he was still coming in at his usual 16 lbs!
The good news was that his paws looked much better than the fall when we learned he had arthritis, & joint issues.
He saw the same Vet Lady as I did, a nice lady we both like to see every time we go.
She was very concerned, and suggested Daddy give him his complete physical now, and not October, and a Senior Screen of blood, & other, tests that check for all sorts of things, including what the Vet was most concerned could be his problem...Feline Hyperthyroidism
Daddy sat there, and thought about it, as they went, and brought him 3 testing options, from least to optimal, cheapest to most expensive.
Caring so much for us was there any doubt he'd do the most, even in his current situation, with money so tight?
The Complete Physical, and the Senior Screen, cost him $216, and the vet will call him with results tomorrow sometime.
Nikita is taking this all like a champ, though he is a little concerned.
He was very friendly, and co-operative, with the pretty Vet Assistants, even though they kept calling him cute, and quite the Gentleman, and apparently all but swooning at the sight of him.
Nikita is embarrassed by all the fuss, but I say he deserves it, and so there!
Anyway, more news when we get it.
***Wednesday Evening = We Got It!***