lisaviolet's diary






benny's forums

Check out the live cameras!

All ArchivesRSS 1.0 FEED powered by gm-rss

| previous entry | most current entry | next entry |

cat stuff
Thursday, 06/30/2005 - 09:40 PM PDT
The topic: This week at the vet's

Well, both Georgie and Richie ended up visiting our local, friendly, neighborhood vet this week.

Georgie had the lump on his back, which turned out to be a sebaceous cyst. The doc said it shouldn't be a problem. Usually dogs get them, they're fairly rare in cats. (Remember Buddog had a big one on his leg, that eventually affected his walking?) George checked out fine otherwise.

Richie, though, Richie has had the most obnoxious breath. I complained about it last month to Brian and he said he liked it. Ish. Looking in Richie's mouth, it was very red around his gums, so I made the appointment for him.

Richie has gingivitis/stomatitis. The vet said we were lucky it was caught early, because usually owners don't even know there's a problem until the problem is much further along and the cat ends up losing teeth. What happens is the body's immune system sees the normal bacteria and tartar around the teeth and starts working overtime to get rid of it. The vet said Richie's nasty breath is known as "blood breath". He showed me how easily Richie's gums bleed. Poor cat.

Richie is now on antirobe and prednisone for two weeks and next week, he goes in for a dental. But the vet said we should be able to control it, well, get rid of it altogether and that it shouldn't be a problem after this.

lisaviolet is fifty something, married with no kids, takes care of lots of cats, likes taking photographs, loves Southern California weather and spends altogether too much time avoiding her responsibilities.

June 2005

All Archives

San Diego Bloggers


Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More
website design by

Weblog Commenting and Trackback by

© 1996-2006 lisaviolet
Photographic images are the property of the photographer,and may not be copied, printed, or otherwise reproduced on any other site or used in any other publishing medium without the written permission of each individual photographer and kennel/cattery owner. Cathouse privacy policy.