Sunday, December 22, 2013

Bujang Annual Vet Check-Up

Bujang went for his annual checkup yesterday. He goes to the vet once a year only. Usually this time would be very stressful for him and for me. It was fortunate that Laura had spoken with him on Thursday morning and explained the whole process. 

His first question was "If I do not like it there, can I come home?" We had to assure him that it would only take at most 30 minutes and he would be home after that. I guess he had seen what went on when he had to give blood 2 years ago to Toro and of course Megat had to go to the hospital quite a lot. 

I bought him a new carrier that has rollers as I did not think I would be able to carry him to the vet's and back using his old carrier.  He is now 7.8 kg!! The vet said that I have a "fat" cat. Well it is true that he is fat but he has lost some weight from last year and maybe we can put in a more exercise next year as well. 
I was afraid it was too small (it was the biggest they had) and allowed him to sit in it whenever he wanted. I was thinking that if it was uncomfortable, then I would really have to use his old carrier but he spent a some time sitting in it so I decided it was ok. I was glad I bought this as it was a breeze to pull him behind me. It was a little wobbly at first but it got better in the end.
                       It was not so bad. I came home and had a whole can of chicken!

It was a great success. Bujang growled once or twice and even let the vet examine his body, his ears and teeth. He has some tartar but the vet said it was not bad at all and we could still way for another year to clean his teeth as he would have to be sedated for this. Then he had all his nails trimmed. YAAY!! I told the vet that he had not had his nails trimmed for 2 years but it seemed his nails were ok. I guess it was all that scratching on the scratch posts that helped him. But now, for a few weeks at least, I do not have to worry about him using his nails to stop Tanaka from bothering him or accidentally scratching grandma. 

We had done 3 different blood tests as he is already 11 years old and its good to know what's going on with him. We had the comprehensive profile and the Haematology test as well. They found that his phosphorus was a little low and so he had a Thyroid profile as well. His results were all very good. His PVC is 47%. Another YAAY!! for Bujang. He did tell Laura that he does not  feel more thirsty than normal, only a little bit. His TP is 9.0. So he is a little dehydrated.

Bujang told Laura about his body when we asked him about going to the vet. 
"My teeth feel fine. I am meowing a lot because I feel a rush through my body. I get rushes through my body. My body is strong and my back does not hurt. My shoulders are strong. I don't know if I can go to the vet because it frightens me so much to feel trapped. I want to tell my mom that if I try to go to the vet's and I don't like it, can I come home. I don't need to stay".

So we told him he is going to come home and that both Akira and Tanaka had gone to the vet and Laura asked them to talk to him about it. Bujang said, "We'll, if they can go, I can go cause it is my job to be good for people. I can do that."

And he did and I am glad everything is good in his body. Good job Bujang. 

Now all I need to do is to take him to the osteopath for the rushes in his body and the fact that he has pins and needles on his feet sometimes. 


meowmeowmans said...

Great job, Bujang! We are proud of you, and so happy you got such a good checkup. :)

Katnip Lounge said...

Good news on a great check-up! Mommy wished she knew a communicator as good as Laura.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

We re so glad that Bujang got a good report! And that new rolling carrier is very fancy!

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