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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Update on the cats taken in from the Siler City Neglect/Abuse Case

“Grandpa Tom”
Grandpa Tom was neutered and had dental done last week. He had 3 teeth removed and is healing, so he drools a lot. He has had his first round of deworming, and is on antibiotics for the infection in his mouth. He still has trouble getting around and will be on 'crate rest' for another 5 weeks as his pelvis heals. He likes to have his belly rubbed and has a big purr motor. There is a large scar over his eye from an old injury.  Tom eats a can and a half to two cans of A/D food a day.

Yeah, he's a little rough looking, but he's still beautiful to us!

The Kittens
Tiny cat weighs 1lb 8.5oz, she weighed 1.5 lbs when we got her. Still has 3rd eyelid, but no puss in her eye. Is on eye medication.  Tiny cat purrs when you pet her and likes to have her chin rubbed.

Orange boy plays with toys and other cats.

Fluffy kitten likes you to rub her belly.

The Two Younger Adults
Adult Male (Mac): The fluffy tabby male was neutered last week, as well as had some teeth pulled. He’s been on pain meds and antibiotics. He went back to the vet today and he was sedated again, and the wounds were lanced and samples were taken to be sent out for culture. A costly lab procedure but Dr. Tice needs to know what kind of infection it is in order to be able to determine the right combination of medications to treat him. It is possible that the foot may need to be amputated in the future, but with the culture pinpointing exactly what we’re looking at (what strain of infection, and possible fungal?), hopefully, medication and continuous care is all he’ll need for that food to heal. He is very sweet and loving. And very much enjoys a comfy cozy (and very clean) place to sleep and really good food. His personal butler also brings him canned food twice daily. He is doing well at the vet since he woke up from sedation and is playing with a toy mouse. (will work to get pictures of Mac).

Adult Female (Iggy): Last week, the vet had initially recommended euthanasia (not a common course of action for Dr. Tice) but we wanted to give her every chance possible for a happy and healthy life. She’s been on antibiotics and pain medication. Her wounds were so bad and on both feet. She went in to be spayed today and her wounds showed no sign of improvement at all. She was in extreme pain and Dr. Tice called me this morning and said she strongly recommended euthanasia. She does not believe her wounds will ever heal to the point where she will not have pain. She felt she was suffering, in great pain, and it was in Iggy’s best interest to help her peacefully pass. Here we have a vet who is never quick to recommend euthanasia say it was the most humane thing to do for Iggy, after more conversation, it was with much sadness and heartbreak that I agreed. It is very sad to lose one. And it is not much comfort, but she had a nice warm and cushy place to sleep for a week and very nutritious and delicious food. She too had a personal butler to ensure she had yummy canned several times daily.

All have received first round treatment for lice and have finished their first round of deworming protocol (Drontal, 5 days of Panacur, and 5 days of Marquis paste solution). All are eating supplemental canned food with Royal Canin prescription AD canned food, along with dry food.


Random Felines said...

We are so sorry about Iggy....sometimes in these cases the best we can do it show them some love and safety and then let them go - but that doesn't make it easier.

We are purrin hard for everyone else and know they are in wonderful hands!

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

Sad to hear that Iggy had to be euthanized but so glad all the cats are in your care.

meowmeowmans said...

So sorry to hear about Iggy. Thank you for loving her enough to make that difficult decision. We are so glad to know these sweet cats are in your care.