Guinness is our Braveheart winner for April 2017
Guinness came in to see us as he had become lethargic and refused his dinner and then his breakfast – which was very out of character. Bloods were taken and he was given medication to make him more comfortable as he also had a high temperature. He was treated symptomatically whilst we waited for his blood results.
The blood results suggested hyperthyroidism which could possibly have been triggered by stress, he was given medication to help this and his family closely monitored his vitals at home. He came in repeatedly for check ups and to monitor his weigh as it was fluctuating. Throughout his ordeal, his bravado didn’t waver and no matter the medication or blood samples needing taken, he was still unfazed!
He is now at home with his appetite and character returned, he is stabilized on medication and only needs to pop in on occasion to check the dosage. We wish Guinness and his family the best for the future.
Tigger was one of our nominees for April. He came in to us as he was lethargic and vomiting, we ran blood tests and placed him in IVFT to ensure he didn’t become dehydrated. The blood tests flagged up liver problems, which also explained why he was jaundice. He was started on medication for his liver and returned home to help with recovery by decreasing stress.
Since his medication started, Tigger has stopped vomiting and is feeling a lot better, he occasionally pops in for check ups to ensure the medication is at the best dosage to help him. Tigger has been such a patient and brave cat and was a treasure to nurse.