Annual check ups

It’s that time of year again. When Murphy and Jonesy get their annual check up. Since they’re NINE this year (what???) I decided to get a baseline senior blood panel done. All is well — with their blood work, at least.

Jonesy has a rotten tooth. 😦  I am horrified at how rotten it is, given he was seen a year ago! It’s half black, loose, and has to come out. Fortunately, we can use the bloodwork I already ordered as his “pre-surgery” bloodwork. Unfortunately, it shows he has an elevated white count. Probably the beginnings of an infection from the rotten tooth. 😦  I have to start him on antibiotics three days before surgery. Then he’ll get them afterwards as well. We’re all hoping it’s an easy extraction.

I’m so glad we discovered it; the last couple of days it’s clearly been bothering him and I would have been completely freaked out at his symptoms if I didn’t know about the tooth. As it is, I feel terrible he has to put up with it for a couple more days. He’s booked for later this week. The same day as the girls are booked for their spay. At a different clinic, of course. That’s going to be quite the day. :-s


About Adventures in Cat Fostering

I am a cat fosterer for Toronto Cat Rescue. I also have two cats of my own, Jonesy, the black and white, and Murphy, the brown tabby, in the photo. Both were adopted from Toronto Cat Rescue.
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5 Responses to Annual check ups

  1. niasunset says:

    I hope and wish everything to be fine and goes easy. Blessing and Happiness to you all, Love, nia

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  2. Shannon says:

    Dental’s are the worst. My senior girl had 7 (!!!) teeth removed in August (she’d seen a vet less than 6 months earlier). It hasn’t slowed her down one bit. And I imagine she feels much better for it actually.

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  3. Sending good thoughts to Jonesy!

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