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« Reply #1185 on: October 03, 2019, 03:47:20 AM »

Alek, there is a vet that makes house calls in my area and he is supposed to be very good. I'm not sure if that would work for Haboob though as he gets really scared when anyone comes to visit. Probably better than going to the vet though.

The vet did mention both the ultrasound and blood test. I'll probably do the blood test before the ultrasound. Right now I'm keeping a close eye on him and will take him in if he shows any symptoms.

Thunder also had a murmur. Cosmo did not.  Undecided
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« Reply #1186 on: October 03, 2019, 08:53:49 PM »

Mine also hide when vet comes, except for Leo of course who runs to the door to say hi and keeps trying to play with him  Cheesy

Max and Mitzie also hide when we have visitors, and they both had heart murmurs in the clinic but not at home. And as soon as the vet leaves, they are back to normal. So in my experience home visits work with cats who panic at the clinic. Mitzie's blood sugar is always high at the clinic, normal at home even though she looks scared even at home but apparently not to the same degree (mainly wide eyes and scared posture, but no rapid breathing for example which definitely happens at the clinic).

If that vet who does house calls in your area is good, it may be worthwhile. More expensive, but for regular checkups for multiple cats it may not come as such a huge difference depending on his charging scheme. With my vet, you break even at 3 cats (same cost for house call as for clinic), but one cat is ~2.5 times more expensive for house call than for clinic. With two cats with health problems and one "senior" it kind of works out OK in terms of cost at least some of the time, Mitzie needs blood tests every 3 months, Max every 6, and Sophie (can't believe she is considered a senior already!) once a year.
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« Reply #1187 on: October 04, 2019, 06:38:30 PM »

I may give him a try next year for their annual checkups. Honestly it's a bit difficult for me to take them to the vet now with my bad back! I took Stormy and Smoggy in and the next week I took Haboob. I wonder if he would have done better with the other cats there with him.
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« Reply #1188 on: October 06, 2019, 05:26:22 PM »


Boob all drugged up  Cheesy


Black hole kitty!
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« Reply #1189 on: October 06, 2019, 09:54:11 PM »

That is an amazing photo of black hole kitty  Cheesy
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« Reply #1190 on: October 07, 2019, 03:18:00 PM »

Good to see everyone looking so good and getting mainly good reports from the vet Ned. Sorry to hear about your back though. That black hole picture cracks me up!
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« Reply #1191 on: October 07, 2019, 10:57:11 PM »

Black hole kitty!   Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #1192 on: October 21, 2019, 05:15:51 PM »

The eyes are pulling me in!  Grin
That is an awesome photo.
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« Reply #1193 on: November 03, 2019, 09:40:09 PM »

Now that the weather is cooling down, Boob has taken to snuggling under my down comforter again:

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« Reply #1194 on: November 04, 2019, 06:44:47 AM »

That is so sweet!   Kiss
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« Reply #1195 on: November 04, 2019, 11:31:13 AM »

 Kiss
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« Reply #1196 on: Today at 01:15:59 AM »

Does he snuggle while you're there or he prefers solo snuggling?
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« Reply #1197 on: Today at 07:09:15 AM »

Smoggy is the one who always sleeps with me. However, Boob has now discovered how warm and toasty a human is and barges his way in there. Smoggy finds this upsetting and at first he would run off but then realized he didn't want to give up warm human. So now they both sleep with me - at least when the weather's cold.
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