Monday, February 25, 2019

Mancat Monday

The mancats have had a nice week.  It stopped raining on Sunday afternoon and we were able to open the windows for a bit.
Since Rusty and Flynn have been such good boys about taking their medicine, they got a new tent to play in.  Rusty took right to it!

Playtime with a blue feather is always fun.  Rusty is very particular about his feathers.  I have tried other colors, and I don't know if he doesn't see them as well, but this dark blue is by far his favorite.

I do with Target would come out with another cat scratcher, so we can take down the Christmas Cafe in the background.

Flynn (left) and Oliver are waiting to see if I will share my ice cream with them.  Oliver is really the only one that likes it, and he got a few licks.  Flynn just doesn't want to be left out!

No pics of Harrison this week, but he is doing fine.

Thursday is the big day for Flynn and Rusty...purrs would be appreciated.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Mancat Monday

The mancats continue to do well.  We have the dental scheduled for February 28th for Flynn and Rusty.  They are currently on two weeks of antibiotics getting ready for the big day!

Rusty, Oliver and Flynn hanging out waiting to play!

Rusty didn't know what to think when he got his first dose of Doxycycline...poor boy was wiped out!  Thankfully, he has improved with taking his meds and doesn't struggle as much now! 
Flynn is the one we swabbed, and he came back positive for something called Mycoplasma Felis.  This is a bacteria that can cause chronic URI's, although isn't known to cause dental issues.  The vet thinks Flynn is a carrier, so we are treating him and Rusty for it.

As far as viruses that can cause dental problems, he was negative for everything else.  He was tested for Herpes, Calici, Bartonella, several different Flu strains, and Chlamydia.  This is all good news.

Oliver is thankful he isn't taking meds, although I will ask if the rest of the boys need to be treated for that bacteria.  We seem to pass sneezing around a lot.  It goes away without intervention, but it would be nice if we could get rid of it!

There you have it.  I hope a good cleaning will be all the boys need.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Mancat Monday

So Rusty and Flynn went to the vet last Thursday to have their gums checked out.
Rusty sang the entire trip over and announced his presence to the receptionist when we arrived!

Flynn jumped right out of his carrier, once we were in our room, and tried to find an escape route.  Sorry bud, that window doesn't open!

Both boys were walking around when the vet came in.  He asked, who wants to go first, and right on cue, Rusty went back into his carrier!  So Flynn went first.  He is not a good patient, so he had to be wrapped in a towel.

Rusty went next, and doesn't mind being examined.

Once Flynn was done, he was just as friendly as normal, hanging out waiting on brother to be done.

All of the results are not in yet, but I expect to hear this week.  They both need dentals because their guns are very irritated and painful around some teeth.

They will get x-rays while under to check the roots of their teeth.

They are doing quite a bit of blood work looking for possible causes of this early gingivitis, because they don't have any tartar or calculus on their teeth.  The vet wonders if it is a virus or bacteria causing the inflammation.  He also took some swabs of Flynn's gums to see if anything shows up.

I imagine they will go on the 21st for their cleanings and possible extractions.

Well, there you have it.  Two young boys with dental issues :)

What age did your cats start showing signs of dental problems?

Monday, February 04, 2019

Mancat Monday

We are back to our regularly scheduled program featuring the mancats...They are all doing well and living life to the fullest!
Strings became the new favorite this week...

Flynn chirps every time you walk by him to play with his string!  It's nice to have found something he loves.

Oliver still enjoys this wool and yak fur mat...

This cute chicken toy lasted about 5 minutes!  Harrison chewed the end off and all the catnip spilled out.

Rusty and Flynn enjoying the spoils...

Rusty ended up being a little territorial over the pile and would slap anyone that came near!  We had to have a lesson on sharing. 

Auntie, with Flynn and Rusty helping mixed up some more hard food.

Flynn in his hole on the couch...look at those cute toes!

Harrison in his hole...he sits so funny!

Flynn and Rusty will be going to the vet on Thursday.  They both have a red line around their gums and I want to make sure we don't need to be doing something about it.