Wednesday, March 30, 2022


 Thankful Thursday

This big guy does not like his carrier. I wish I had trained him on a harness. The vet we saw for his annual check up said he is not that old and I could try to walk him on a harness. We have a super long driveway so I am thinking of trying it. Any ideas or thoughts? He was upset in the carrier and the vet tried to listen to his heart and it was racing. So she asked him if he wanted to be turned to look at us? He must have because we started talking to him calmly and he settled down. He lost three lbs. and that was a good thing. But his teeth aren't terrific. There is no way he will allow me to brush his teeth so if anyone has ideas what to do...I would be thankful for any suggestions. I will say the vet we saw Monday was super nice, has several cats of her own and she was not pushing us to get his teeth cleaned under anesthesia. It is super expensive and I am very uneasy about putting him under. He is a nervous fellow when he has to go to the vet just because of the sights, sounds and smells or other animals in the area. He is a real scaredy cat when he takes his morning stroll out the back door to roll on the cement and he scurries inside quick fast if he hears the neighbor dog bark.  All in all his appointment was good except for the teeth . He came home after getting his shots and exam and he climbing into his warm bed to take a leisure nap. Thankful for his appointment and the fact that he did lose a few pounds. We changed his diet about 6 months ago and he seems more content with his new food.

Always thinking of Boots. Wondering if he may be sending some extra love to our boy today so he will be happier and healthier for a long while.


Ginny Hartzler said...

Awww, so glad he had such a great vet visit. Our Simba does not have good teeth either!

My GBGV Life said...

We love that last quote, very nice! We have one cat that just loves the vet office and would be fine if we left him there, the other one is terrified. Neither like their carrier, but they have to be in it in the car. We don't have any answers for cat teeth, sorry.

Sandee said...

I've never had a cat that liked their carrier or the vet. I never walked a cat either. I never even knew that was an option. I'm sure there are tons information on how to do things with cats.

Have a blessed Thankful Thursday, Anne. Love and hugs. ♥

Brian said...

I'm glad the Vet visit was good. Our Simon panics in his carrier and his temperture spikes way too high from stress. We're not sure what to do about his Vet visits either. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

pilch92 said...

Glad Mr. Kitty is doing well aside from his teeth. There are additives to put in their water to help teeth-CHewy has several. I keep planning to try one, but haven't yet. And dental treats called Greenies are good to clean tartar off teeth. XO

messymimi said...

Such a sweet guy!

Dogs have teeth cleaning treats, do they have the same for cats? Might be worth looking into.

As a last resort, remember it might be cheaper to pay to get his teeth cleaned than to have them pulled if they get too bad.