Thursday, November 12, 2015

Back to the Vet

Mom Paula got back from BarkWorld this weekend and discovered that Truffle had an upset tummy.  Truffle had to get a couple of "butt baths" and then she was throwing up some hairballs.  When this happened both Saturday night and Monday night, Mom Paula said it was off to the vet again (for both of us!)
Truffle and Brulee sharing the warm blanket on the examination table

Brulee was feeling fine but she had to go along with Truffle so they would have the same smells on them.  When we were taken in the examination room (set up for cats), there was a warm blanket on the examination table.  Mom Paula put Truffle up there first for the vet tech  to take her temperature and to be weighed.  Once the vet tech was finished (she wasn't in a very good mood, but that's another story) and left, Mom Paula let Brulee get on the examination table.  Usually Brulee goes straight to the scale and rests while Truffle is examined, but she decided she liked the warm blanket and climbed beside Truffle on the table.  We don't usually rest to close to each other, but that blanket was nice and warm.
Side by side on the examination table

The new vet, Dr. Hansche, who'd seen us last week was on call.  He walked in the door and immediately had a smile on his face and walked over to us and begin cuddling with us.  Mom Paula told him we were much better with our URI, but was concerned about Truffle's upset tummy.  Mom Paula told Dr. Hansche that she needed to move Brulee out of the way so he could examine Truffle, and his words were "I'm not finished cuddling yet."

Dr. Hansche from Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital with Truffle and Brulee

Dr. Hansche examined Truffle and said he didn't feel any mass and her abdomen didn't appear to hurt when he pressed on it.  He said she probably had a little bit of fur she was trying to get rid of and when Mom Paula mentioned that she'd recently traveled to Colorado and Georgia, Dr. Hansche asked her if she traveled much.  When Mom Paula said yet, he responded that Truffle could be experiencing a little separation anxiety.  He told Mom Paula to watch her the next couple of days, but that she should be fine.  He paused a moment to pose with Truffle and Brulee prior to putting them in their PTUs.  His comment was "I just love these two cats."  We think we like him too.

Truffle appears to be feeling better.  Mom Paula is going to start giving her some calming treats when she has to travel to see if that helps.


Pee ess - Grandma Faye came home from the hospital yesterday.  Thank you for your purrs.

37 comments:

  1. Wow, your vet really loves you girls! That is awesome! And paws up for Grandma Faye getting sprung from the hospital!

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  2. What a great vet! We're glad Truffle is feeling better. And we wish our vet put a warm blanket on the table for us.

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  3. Glad Truffles is better and your vet is a DREAM! Can't get over that picture with the two of them. Just sharin're tech "bad day" ..We had our own experience with a vet "tech" last year who we were told "was having a bad day." But yeah, that's another story! Stay well, Truffles!

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  4. We're so glad to hear that Truffles is okay. We love the picture with your VET.

    The Florida Furkids

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  5. We are happy Truffle is OK and that your Grandma is well too :)
    It is good to have a friendly Vet. We like the pic.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  6. We're so glad that Truffle and Grandma are both well. Your vet looks very friendly, even he's a vet. Purrs

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  7. We are glad that all is well and that your Grandma got to come home from her stabby place too! And it's great that the vet likes you all so much.

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  8. what a nice vet man (sorry you both had to go though). hope EVERYONE starts feeling better quick!!

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  9. Sorry you had to go back to the vet. You two have been having a rough time of it lately. We are glad Truffle is feeling better. Purrs <3

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  10. We hope the all better stays with you pretty Truffle!

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  11. It makes all the difference having a friendly vet! We are glad Truffle is feeling better and Grandma too xxx

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  12. I am glad Truffle and Grandma are both feeling better. Your vet sounds very nice.

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  13. I'm glad to see that your visit to the vet was a good one. It's wonderful that you have a veterinarian who really loves cats. I hope that Truffle is feeling better soon. Icky tummies aren't fun.
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  14. Dr. Hansche looks like a vet who truly loves cats. That's pawesome!

    We're glad to hear that your grandma came home from the hospital, too. We hope everyone is feeling better soon!

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  15. I am glad she is feeling better, the first thing I thought? DOG FOOD.
    You had mentioned they had eaten dog food, I bet my life that is why she wasn't feeling well.
    catchatwithcarenandcody

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    1. I hadn't thought about that. It's been several days since she ate it, but I guess it could be a possibility.

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  16. He sounds like a nivce vet. I am glad everyone feels better ( including Grandma).

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  17. So glad Truffle is feeling well! Your vet looks like a pawesome, friendly guy! Separation anxiety is so real - and it affects us all so differently. My dadz copes with his by taking one of my squeaky toys with him on business trips :)

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  18. Oh my mouses the two of you look... AMAZING! And what a great doctor you have, picking you both up like that and showing you off and loving on you and... Sounds like as far as doctor visits go, yours was pretty great. Hope your tummy upset is all gone now, Truffle, and you're back to your ol' self. purrs

    Purrs,
    Seville

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  19. Your vet looks so nice. Our vet is now doing a cat's only room with a blanket on the table and other things to make us feel more secure. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  20. Looks like a great vet! Glad things are well.

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  21. Awesome vet you have! A warm blanket, now you have a really get group of people that can show that kind of care.

    How Trulee gets back to her old self soon. Purrs

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  22. I hope everyone feels better soon! Mr. N gets stressed when I leave too.

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  23. I hope everyone feels better soon. Hairballs are no fun!

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  24. I am glad Truffle is feeling better.

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  25. A warn blanket AND cuddles! What a great Vet; I'm glad Truffle is feeling better, some calming treats before you travel are a good idea.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  26. Sounds like a great vet! Glad Truffle is feeling better. Hope the calming treats help.

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  27. I'm glad your mom and Truffle are both doing better! I hope the calming treats will help Truffle!

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  28. Kilo hates going to the vet but yours seems very nice and you both did well. Hope Truffle is better and calming treats help. Maybe Kilo needs some too.

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  29. I hope your kitties are still feeling good. Maybe they missed you when you were gone? Rosa seems to get sick whenever I go away, I think it's anxiety

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  30. Hope all is okay now. You are a wonderful cat mom.

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  31. Is your vet a feline practitioner or is he just sensitive to the special needs and desires of cats?

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    1. I believe he's just sensitive to the needs and desires of cats. There are two vets there that tend to know how to work with cats and I try to get appointments with one of them.

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