2017 was a strange year for Sleapy Cat Rescue, there was a period in time that we were more like a hospital than a rescue/re-homing centre as everyone we had in was either on prescription diets or medication because unwell, this did effect our homing figures but we still managed to re-home 59 Cats and 59 Kittens. Lets hope 2018 is a little kinder 🙂 We managed to re-unite 9 owners with there pets due to microchips which was great 🙂
Dave has yet again had to give up his pen to an emergency intake of 9 cats from Telford, the council told the owner she must re-home 9 of her 12 cats, we took in 8 as she managed to re-home one but one was heavily pregnant and gave birth on 5th Feb, Dave moved out of his pen on 25th Jan 2014 and as no interest in the 5 we have left in there he is still in a normal rescue pen, he was a bit disgruntled to begin with but has settled well and think he likes the company of the other cats either side of him, hopefully it won’t be long before he can go back into his pen, as a treat for him giving up his pen to help his fellow felines we have a nice new lrg scratch post for him when he goes back, he is such a good lad and we all love him 🙂
Fi fi is doing ok ish, still badly drooling when she is lapping her prescription diet food and I have to wash her face and head twice a day as it sets like concrete, but the diet is working she went y/day for weighing and I am very pleased to say she now weighs 2.07kg, I cant wait for next week to see how much she has put on. We have got her an inflatable buster collar to stop her grooming as she is making her back legs and rear end quite sore, she has an antibacterial cream that I put on twice daily that seems to be working. Further weigh in and update next week after Thursday.
Fi Fi has been sedated today to examine her thoroughly and brilliant news her tongue is not rotting away, it appears she had a big amount of fur at the back of her mouth that she could not swollow or bring back up, she has had the rest of her hard fur shaved off and had a lovely warm bath and looks and feels and smells a lot better, so it’s onwards and upwards with her prescription diet and hopefully will put more weight on, god bless ya Fifi xxxx
A huge thank you to our vet Anna who has given Fifi so much time and attention, what a wonderful person she is, Fifi enjoyed her nice warm bath afterwards and smells and feels so much better bless her, watch this space as she will go for another weigh next Thursday, keeping absolutely everything crossed 🙂
Fifi has put on a little weight, last week she was 1.84kg this week after being on a prescription high fat diet she weighs 1.96kg so we decided to shave her rock hard fur off but our vet noticed she has a funny smell about her (which she has always had) so looked in her mouth and part of her tongue is rotting away, the vet thinks the part that is rotting will eventually fall off hopefully leaving enough for her to eat and lap, so she has been left at the vets today and tomorrow will be sedated and a thorough examination and if viable then we will continue to shave her fur and continue with her high fat diet, will update more as and when things happen
Update on Fifi, she went back to the vets last Thursday and lost more weight which I thought strange because she had been eating (mushy food) quite well although still badly drooling, she now weighs 1.84kg which is less than a kitten before neutering! We are having a last ditch attempt for her to put weight on so we have her on Royal Canin Convalescence Support and Complivit which are high in fat and liquid so easy for her to swallow, I will be taking her back next Thursday for weighing and a re examine. Her fur is still very stiff so Anna one of our vets treated Fifi to a special foam bath which softens and moisturizes the skin, it does help a bit and am doing it twice daily in between her 4/5 meals a day which she has little and often. Lets pray she puts some weight on, next update Thursday 13th Feb lets hope its a lucky No for her