My Kitty Wellness Exam

Monday is usually a great day for me because Mom is home and I get extra window time. But today she took me to the vet for my wellness exam and rabies vaccination. I tried hiding in my carrier as long as possible, but eventually I had to come out.

Mom told the vet she thinks I’ve been eating more and have lost a little weight. After the vet did his usual poking and prodding, he gave a good listen to my heart and felt my neck for any signs that my thyroid gland might be getting enlarged. I’ll be 13 this year, so I’m getting to the age where “senior” diseases like an overactive thyroid start showing up. He thought everything was sounding and feeling good and told mom to monitor my weight and and heart rate at home. Being desperate for food or having a pounding heartbeat would mean I need a recheck.

I had a little setback on my allergies and I’ve nibbled some fur off a back leg. That means no treats (potato chips, butter, ice cream) and no backyard adventures and lying in the grass.

Since I’m doing so well on a particular brand of food, the vet said it’s a good idea to stock up. We have a 6-month supply but will add a little more to the pantry. He said IAMS veterinary diets was recently bought out by Royal Canin and they’ve had to switch many of their patients’ food.

Even though Mom forgot to bring my hidey blanket and I got a shot, it was a good vet visit and I got a clean bill of health.

And we got to see this adorable painting that was in the exam room.

Tomorrow will be a better day. Dad will be home with me and he won’t take me to the vet!

I hope you all have a fantastic week.

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22 Responses to My Kitty Wellness Exam

  1. Yay for good vet visits with GOOD news and that painting is darling!

  2. Well, that’s good news, Raven. We’re sorry you had an allergy flare-up though.

  3. Raven, I am sorry there was bad news mixed in with good news. No treats or grass time is not fun. But, you have to follow rules to feel better. Let that beautiful fur grow! ❤

  4. 15andmeowing says:

    I am glad you got a clean bill of health 🙂 That is a nice painting.

  5. Annie says:

    Raven, I’m happy to hear your exam went well, and hopefully you won’t have any problems with your thyroid. That sure is a cheerful painting. I hope your allergy reaction goes away quickly.

  6. Brian Frum says:

    I sure am glad you had a good check-up and I know your Mom and Dad are too! That painting is very pretty! p.s. no fur nibbling please.

  7. Mary McNeil says:

    Good outcome over all, pretty Raven ! Be careful of those allergies !

  8. That is excellent news, Raven! A clean bill of health always offsets the trip!

  9. Summer says:

    I’m glad things are okay with you overall, Raven! Even I’m not all that fond of vet visits.

  10. It is always great to have a vet visit and come back with no bad news. Injections are GOOD for you! You wouldn’t want to be running around the house with rabies!

  11. BZ Dogs says:

    Just a pair of eyes in that crate 🙂 (Henry will happily snuggle with any and all)

  12. The J-Cats says:

    Raven, you look so beautiful in your carrier – but a little sad.
    Would you like to teleport over and play with Us, so We can cheer you up?
    We have a special soft spot for black kitties, as you know…

    • Raven says:

      I’ve never teleported. If it’s faster than a car ride and I don’t need to be in my carrier, I’d like to visit.

  13. Raven, you look fabulous, even if you don’t feel fabulous! Your hoomins will keep you healthy.

  14. Jan K says:

    We wish you were 100% well, Raven, but as you get older that’s harder to accomplish! Getting mostly good news, and having that vet visit over with, is a positive thing though.
    It seems like more and more companies keep getting sold, so you really are wise to stock up on your food while you can!

    • Raven says:

      Four more 12-packs of food arrived today! Overall, the vet says I’m very healthy. Mom worries about my allergy flare up, but there’s not much that can be done since I might be reacting to some unknown pollen or grass….who knows.

  15. Glad da vet visit went ok.

  16. We’re glad to hear the vet visit went OK. We hope you’re feeling better soon so you can get back to those treats and stuff.

  17. That does not sound like a fun outing, but I’m glad you got a good report! Bummer about the no ice cream thing! Hope your allergies are cleared up again soon!

  18. Yay for a good report ! Purrs

  19. Cathy Keisha says:

    I’m glad it was an uneventful vet visit but sad you’re nibbling your furs again.

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