Uncle Bill and Mom Paula in 2012
Brulee in car
Brulee in waiting room
The vet technician took Brulee back to an examination room, which has a Feliway diffuser plugged in. Mom Paula opened the PTU door and Brulee just walked right out (Mom Paula had to turn the carrier upside down with Truffle) and made herself home exploring the room. Brulee volunteered to get on the scale to be weighed and weighs 8.3 pounds. She'd gained around 1.5 pounds since her last visit in January 2013, when she was a little over a year old. The vet said Brulee's weight was just right and that she wasn't overweight at all. In fact, she was just purrfect for a Persian.
A lady isn't supposed to tell her weight
Brulee's temperature, teeth, eyes, and ears were all normal. The only problem was that she had evidence of fleas. Mom Paula was suspicious of this because we were scratching a lot lately and when she'd come home, she'd see evidence of a cotton ball war in the hallway with all of our floof. Because we had the extra green papers, Mom Paula was able to buy some Revolution to get back on us (we hadn't had a treatment in 6 months). That stuff is really good because we stopped scratching within a day! We never go outside, but Mom Paula must have brought in those aggravating little buggers on her feet because of our hot weather in the the South.
How dare you bring fleas into our house!!!
Brulee received a Rabies vaccination, which is required by law in South Carolina. She had to be pretreated with Benedryl because she had a reaction to her vaccinations the first time. The vet recommended that she separate the Rabies vaccination and her other vaccination by 2-3 weeks to keep her from reacting. Brulee is scheduled to go back in another week for a second vaccination. Mom Paula talked to the vet about their food (wet vs. dry and brand names and formulas) and the vet encouraged Mom Paula to feed us both, as long as they are high quality. She even encouraged Mom Paula to feed us the wet food twice a day, although Mom Paula hasn't followed through with that yet. The vet told Mom Paula that she was doing an excellent job with grooming Brulee because her coat was exquisite.
A totally relaxed Brulee on the examination table
Dr. Keisler informed Mom Paula that Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital was going to become more cat friendly. They were going to have cat specific examination rooms and planned to schedule appointments in such a way that cats would be taken directly back to the rooms instead of having to wait in the waiting room. She also said they are considering separate waiting rooms. Mom Paula was very pleased to hear this. All in all, the day went quite well.
A rear view of Brulee's gorgeous floof! (Truffle: Can you believe she's so relaxed on that table?)
Stay tuned for more changes in our lovely household...