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Cream Puff the TriPawd

First Visit to the Vet – ‘Don’t worry, nothing wrong’

January 5th, 2018 · No Comments · Uncategorized

December 4, 2017

I first noticed something was wrong on Friday, December 1. Cream Puff was slightly limping. It grew worse over the weekend. On Monday it was painful to watch her. I called the vet at 8 am, and got an emergency appointment the same day at 10 am. They wanted me to come in at 9:15, but I am not that fast.

I easily tricked poor Miss Cream Puff and put her into the cat carrier. She did her usual, which is cry piteously all the way to the vet’s office. She intermittently hissed at me. She is terrified in the vet’s office. Her heart beats frantically, and the vet often suspects a heart issue. Today she shook visibly. She hid under the examination table, but was good as gold. The vet likes her, I can tell. Even the receptionist said that Dr. ‘L’ loves Siamese. Cream Puff’s teeth are down from three teeth to only the two fang teeth remaining. (Cream Puff was adopted two years ago at age 8 from a rescue shelter. She once belonged to a hoarder).

Cream Puff was scared, and so adrenaline kicked in. She felt no pain and refused to limp in the vet’s office. But Dr. ‘L’ put an end to my fears. She could feel that Cream Puff put more weight on her right side than her left. She examined Cream Puff’s pads, toenails. and leg. She has no punctures, and her nails and pads are great. Her diagnosis was a soft tissue injury, probably from jumping off a cat tree and landing wrong. It will heal itself. Dr. ‘L’ did not want x-rays, but I insisted, although it was costly. The Vet gave me three pills only. They are anti-inflammatories.


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