|purr - my nightly belly rub by D after dinner.|
Did you know dat this coming Monday begins "National Take your Cat to the Vet Week? Yup - It's August 16-22, 2010. Well, I didn't know it either, but when I was blog hopping yesterday, I saw it in my friend @CatChatCaren's Blog Post http://opcatchat.blogspot.com/2010/08/feline-pine-partners-with-veterinarians.html. Caren always writes an interesting, informative blog about cats - care, health, etc. Some of dat same informaiton applies to doggies to, so doggies, don't be afraid to go over and look. Her subject this time certainly applies to doggies too - we all need to have an annual check up!
While I didn't know der was a national week set aside for it, I can tell you first hand dat it's very important for your oomans to take you to the veterinarian at least once a year for a check up. Dat means cats and doggies too. I know "veterinarian" is a disgusting word and we all hate going there, but you must get your oomans to take you.
M and D have had 4 kitties and 1 doggie (so they tell me), and I'm #4 of the kitties. Now the first kitty dey had was when they were very young and didn't know much bout taking care of anipals. So they never bothered to take Pepper to the vet cuz he seemed healthy - until he started going potty on the bed. (If you know M, he he, she didn't like dat). Turns out Pepper had kidney stones and dey had to do surgery. Dat was M and D's first xperience with a vet. Dey soon found out dey were giving Pepper all the wrong kinds of food (table scraps and canned cat food with "high ash" content (whatever dat means). Dat's when dey learned the importance of checking with a vet as to recommend food. Pepper was placed on a special diet by the vet, and he did recover and lived to be 19 years old.
After Pepper, dey started taking each new anipal to the vet when they first brought the anipal home. Dey wasnted to know if it was healthy and find out what kind of food to feed it.
M tells me Misty's (kitty #3) kidney problem was discovered thru an annual check up. She got on special food right away and went on to live another 2 years from when dey discovered the kidney problems. Had M and D not started treating it right away, Misty would not have lived as long as she did
As most of you know, M took me right to the vet after she picked me up at the shelter. Dat's when she discovered my bad toothies and dat began my 6-month "toothie story" saga. You can see dat story under the tab at the top of my blog, if you haven't already read it. I'm not going to hash dat over again now. But I can tell you dat if she hadn't discovered just how serious my problem was, I probably wouldn't be alive today - almost 2 years later. (he he - my gotcha day is October 15th and I'll have lived here 2 years.) Vet said I looked good except for getting toothies cleaned.
So, friends, you MUST tell your oomans to take you to the vet once a year for a check up - even if you seem healthy. Misty seemed healthy and M didn't see any signs dat she had a problem. It was discovered by taking a routine blood test during the once-a-year vet visit. We kitties are very good at hiding how we feel. So you never know what is going on inside of us!
Now please go take a look at @CatChatCaren's blog and follow it too cuz she's always looking out after us kitties with very interesting and newsy articles (most articles apply to doggies too). http://opcatchat.blogspot.com/2010/08/feline-pine-partners-with-veterinarians.html.
ANIPALS - UNITE. We need to spread the word on the importance of a yearly exam by a "VET" so we stay healthy. Make sure your oomans get you in for a check-up once a year. Or tell them to write a note on the calendar right now as a reminder to get you in when it is close to a year from your last visit. Make dem either make the appointment today or get it on the calendar.
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Oh, dat picture is me on dad's lap after dinner getting my nightly belly rub. It's pure heaven!! He's the expert at belly rubs.