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 and Hobo have been living together for some time now, they get on very well, both are very laid back cats, as you know Dave has been with us since 2010 and is on epileptic medication twice daily, Hobo came in almost a year ago now, he has a heart condition and is on medication once daily. They are like two little old men sharing their pent house suit <3 😀
Dave and Hobo have been living together in harmony for well over a month now, they get on famously, Hobo loves the heated igloo bed as you can see and Dave at the moment prefers his plush mat! although he too has a heated igloo, they both like their water fountain and Dave still likes to play with the water 🙂 A match made in heaven, just love these boys.
Dave has a new friend, Hobo, we moved Hobo in with Dave as we were desperate for pen space, we tried them a couple of times before the permanent move and they get on really well. Hobo will end his days with us as he has Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Only problem is Dave likes Hobo’s dry more than his own haha. They now have a water fountain as well to encourage Dave to drink more and he loves it!
Dave is doing very well and the weather is improving slightly so he is enjoying his walks around the garden on his harness and lead. We thought we would treat Dave to a new Scratch Tower as he has always had 2nd hand ones, he’s such a lovely boy and he loves it, the swinging ball he broke off the 1st night!! But looked like he enjoyed himself. He also had a flying visit to the vets to get his nails cut as they were catching in his bedding, so laid back he just laid there and let the vet nurse clip away 🙂
Dave is doing really well on his prescription food and I took a urine sample in to check and all was fine apart from a faint trace of blood but they don’t know why. He is well in himself although he did have another fit last Thursday morning but it didn’t last long. He will still have the occasional fit but hopefully no more clusters of fits like he had in August 2015 We all love our special boy “Dave” he’s an absolute star 🙂
Dave went for x-rays and a scan last week to make sure nothing else was going on, all fine thank goodness (hence the shaved side and tummy) he is back on antibiotics as when he finished his last lot there was still blood and protein in his urine, he seems fine in himself and we’ll see what happens when I take a further urine sample in after he finishes this lot of antibiotics, bless him 🙂
Poor Dave, we went for a meal with friends on Saturday night and were back for 8pm as that’s what time Dave has his second lot of medication, I went down to his pen to find him spread eagled laying in saliva and urine and because of the tiled floor unable to get up as was so slippery, he looked at me meowing, I picked him up and gave him a cuddle and dried him off and gave him his medication then rang the vets, with his history they advised to give a double dose which I did and to get a urine sample. I took Dave’s sample in this morning and there was blood back in it so he has another urinary infection, he is on antibiotics again and they think it may be a side affect of the epilepsy medication he is on, he may always be prone to urinary infections 🙁 The vet’s are looking into to see if anything can be done to reduce this. I will keep you all in the loop. Dave is quite comfortable at the moment so think we have got to it in time 🙂
Thank god our “Dave” is now back to normal, it took him 2 weeks but he’s ok, apparently when you are epileptic and you go down with anything it affects your brain waves and his urinary infection caused his cluster of fits, god bless him we all love him so much here and are more than relieved and pleased he’s now ok 🙂
Dave went in for bloods today and I took a urine sample as well, his urine only had a slight trace of blood so much better than last week but they decided his bloods should be sent off to the lab where his 1st ones were done, I am assured we should have a result tomorrow, Dave in himself is now back to normal thank god and hope the bloods now come back normal, will keep you all in the loop