Monday, August 22, 2011

Mancat Monday: Vet Reports on Fred and Memphis

Sorry we have been M.I.A. again. Between mom's job and her gallavanting around Ohio to see Alice Cooper, we haven't gotten any computer time.

Fred had his vet appointment on August 6th. Mom noticed that he had lost weight. In the past year he has dropped 4 pounds! He went from 11 lbs. to 7 lbs. and is too skinny. One look at his gums and the vet said his gingivitis was back and his mouth was probably sore. Fred has some type of gingivitis that is chronic. Eventually he will probably lose his teeth. The vet put him on an antibiotic and told mom to feed him canned food to fatten him up. As a precautionary thing, Fred also had blood drawn for lab work. The results came back showing that Fred's creatin levels were elevated. The vet recommend canned K/D food. Fred ate it up at first, but now he totally snubs it. Mom has tried mixing the Fancy Feast with it but he refuses it. For the time being, Fred is getting regular canned food so he'll gain some weight. He was weighed on Saturday and had gained 5 ozs. Fred also got his rabies vaccine that day.

Memphis had his vet visit on August 20th. He weighed in at a healthy 11 lbs. 14 ozs. He has a touch of gingivitis around his back teeth, on one side only. Memphis was due for his rabies and distemper vaccines. Once Memphis was home, he hid until early this morning! Our uncle said he woke up around 3am and Memphis was in bed with him. Mom thinks Memphis probably felt a little puny after his vaccines. Or maybe he was just sulking. He is a MEEZER, you know!!!

That's about it for now! Happy Monday everyone!


  1. Our vet recommended that k/d for Maestro and he won't eat it either. Mom figures so long as he is eating well, there is no point in arguing with him. Purrin for Fred....

  2. Purrs from us for Fred too. Vets always recommend the food they sell, but have you ever read the ingredients? Might as well let Fred eat what he wants--at least he's getting calories!

  3. We are also purring for Fred. I do not get these prescription diets - they are supposed to be good for us, but like Fuzzy Tales mentioned, just look at the ingredients!

  4. Poor Fred - we hope that his mouf gets better and he gains some weight back! We're sorry to hear you have the same problems with your mom that we do - we're not sure why she finds geezer rockers more entertaining than us! But, our mom wants us to tell you that she hopes that your mom liked Alice Cooper - our mom saw him a couple of years ago or so and said it was a fantastic show!

    Your friends, Fuzzy and Zoe (the neglected kitties of an aging metalhead who thinks she's still 16)

  5. Oh yeah, we were also supposed to say something else. We LOVE the K/D food, but only the crunchy stuff. No cat has ever liked the wet variety. But every cat has preferred the K/D crunchies to any other foods (other than Fancy Feast, of course).