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March 17, 2008
Trip to the V. E. T.

Mycah had a followup visit today, to see how she's responding to the hyperthyroidism medication.

For some reason, she could tell there were evil plans afoot for her. Usually, when it comes time to go to the vet, she's very compliant. Not so today — as soon as she was done with her breakfast, she bolted up the stairs. It took considerable effort to find her, coax her out and back downstairs — a supply of treats can be a good thing. I stuffed her into the Prisoner Transport Unit for the trip to the vet; her meowing was non-stop.

Once at the clinic, she wouldn't come out, and had to be literally dumped out of the PTU, and while we waited in the exam room for the vet to arrive, she occupied herself with trying to get back into the PTU, as if being in there would save her from the poking and prodding.

After the requisite fluids were "acquired" from her, the vet pronounced herself satisfied with how well Mycah's doing on her medication.

Unfortunately, she hasn't been brushing or flossing well, and needs a dental cleaning, which we've set up for two weeks from today. Before then, I need to come up with a better way to herd the cat.

Posted by Russ at 04:10 PM, March 17, 2008 in Animals

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Ah, yes, cat herding - know it well. And I can't believe Mycah isn't flossing. Rocky is obsessed with it and would floss 24/7 if I'd let him!

Posted by: Artsy Catsy at March 17, 2008 07:08 PM

Good luck with that! The cats go once a year and although one cat sleeps in the PTU, both always seems to know what is up.

Posted by: susan at March 17, 2008 08:58 PM

Our vet puts a dollop of catnip in the PTU before we leave to go home. It keeps our kitties occupied.

He also suggests we brush our cats' teeth.

[hysterical laughter]

Posted by: Chuck Simmins at March 17, 2008 11:59 PM

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