Posts tagged with: RichmondVetClinic

Manny got used to the cast, but only had his Elizabethan collar (cone) off when there was someone watching him. He was comfortable, and appreciated the chance to groom himself. He stopped trying to chew the cast off.   Why...
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“Pets are our seat belts on the emotional roller coaster of life–they can be trusted, they keep us safe, and they sure do smooth out the ride.” – Nick Trout...
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Dear Dennis,   You reached the ripe old age of 18. And then you started to change. You’d been on medication for your thyroid and for arthritis for a few years and had a few flare-ups of inflammation that we...
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“Cats are a mysterious kind of folk.” – Sir Walter Scott...
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Dear Dennis, As you got older, you started to need more medications. First came the thyroid medication, which was a pill you took quite happily twice a day, as long as it was hidden in a bit of canned food...
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“A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.”...
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When it became obvious that Manny had torn a tendon, we knew he needed surgery.   If the Achilles tendon (or common calcaneal tendon) is completely torn, then the hock cannot be flexed. For a cat, that means walking ‘flat-footed’,...
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Manny, our little character, hurt himself. Playing. He was playing, he fell awkwardly and he cut himself. He not only cut the skin on his right hind leg, he also cut partway through what we would call the Achilles tendon....
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Dear Dennis, One day it occurred to me that you, a fat cat in your youth, had become skinny. Initially it was good to see you becoming more svelte. We’d been trying for years to get weight off of you,...
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