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It has been a right month or so for The Three Moggies health wise.
Or should I say two moggies. Henry, touch every wooden object ever made, has been ok so far.
But since just before Christmas, Oscar and Archie have suffered the following ailments…
Ulcer in his eye
Haemorrhage in the same eye, causing Anisocoria (one pupil being bigger than the other)
Complete or partial blindness in same eye as a result of haemorrhage
Hypertension as a result of all the above
(Very) serious cut across his face as a result of a fight, presumably with another cat
Bronchitis as a result of his annual booster
Bites on his legs and back as a result of another cat fight
Our vet tells us it is not uncommon for ‘multi-cat owners’ to experience this kind of situation – but we did think bad luck only came in threes!
Regular followers of the moggies aches and pains will have noticed a new ailment on the list.
Yes, Oscar has been fighting again.
He didn’t come home at his usual time yesterday afternoon, and only dragged himself back in the middle of last night.
And I mean literally dragged.
He has bites all over his back paws and hind legs, and can’t walk properly because of a bite to the bottom of one paw.
So, this afternoon it was off to see our friends at the vet again.
Because Oscar had already eaten he couldn’t go into surgery, which was the preferred option.
Instead he has been given a couple of injections (he returned the favour by giving the vet two very impressive hisses) and confined to quarters.
Hopefully he will be walking better tomorrow; otherwise he will have to undergo the surgery to squeeze all the puss out of his wounds and give him a proper clean up.
Of course, one visit to the vet a day isn’t enough for these boys.
Before we discovered how bad Oscar was, Archie had to go back for his check-up on his eye.
And there was some good news here: the ulcer is definitely gone, the eye has returned to its normal size and he can see out of it again.
The poor old boy has to stay on his hypertension tablets for now – although he is super calm and chilled out at the moment, the vet just wants to be sure.
He will also have to have a check on his glucose levels to make sure he hasn’t got diabetes.
Paws crossed everyone!
After depressing you with all that, we also wanted to say a big furry thank you to our friend Easy and his loyal staff, who sent Michelle a lovely birthday card yesterday.
And also high paws to Mollie and Alfie, and to De Tabbies de Trout Towne for the e-cards they sent.
Thanks so much 🙂