Monday, August 31, 2009

first visit to the vet

When we adopted the cats from the DSPCA, we were assured that they had been examined by the vet, spayed and neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped. Since coming to live with us in January, both cats have been very healthy and doing remarkably well.

My husband decided that before starting IVF again, we should take the cats to a private vet for a checkup. On Saturday morning we loaded them into their carriers (Bella screaming) and into the back of the car. Fortunately if we face the carriers toward each other and cover them with towels, the cats quiet down right away; they just like to know the other one is there.

We arrived at the vet’s office, found a place to park in the neighborhood (a small miracle), and got them checked in. There were three additional feline patients brought in while we waited, leading the vet to declare it “pussycat morning”.

Both Guinness and Bella had a full exam and were given a clean bill of health. We discussed a few minor issues, but the vet said they both look great, healthy weight, clean teeth, glossy coats, etc. Guinness is a bit on the anxious side, so we bought some spray, Feliway, while we were there; it’s supposed to calm his nerves. We’ll see.

We brought the cats home and I tried to get their picture in the car, but they weren’t interested. They seemed relieved when we walked in the door and let them out of their carriers. Overall a very good experience with the new vet.

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