Ivy had a vet visit yesterday by the mobile vet. She’s had these little sores underneath her chin for a while and I wanted them looked at.
Since I’m on hyper-alert after losing Gracie and not knowing exactly what happened, I made an appointment for a visit with Ivy.
What Ivy Now Weighs:
She brought her scales in. Last time Ivy weighed 14 pounds. This time she weighed 17 pounds! That was a real surprise.
So the vet told me to order food for overweight cats, and that’s what I did as soon as she left.
We talked a little bit about Gracie. It could have been something toxic, the vet admitted. Or it could have been a congenital thing.
Either way, Gracie was in my life for what turned out to be a brief time, and now she’s gone.
I can’t even mention her or think about her without crying. She made an indelible paw print upon my heart and I miss her so much.
The vet and I talked about Ivy never seeming to want Gracie to be around. How Ivy hissed and pawed at her.
One Cat Households:
The vet said some cats just can’t get along with other cats brought into the household. And she said that Ivy may just need to be in a one-cat household.
This is kind of sad because I’d love to rescue a cat that needs a home. I have so much love to give them.
I remember all the times I felt so sorry for little Gracie because she would follow Ivy around like a little sister. And she was always hissed at and not welcomed.
That broke my heart too. I am a real softie when it comes to my pets. I so wanted Ivy to accept her and play with her.
Ivy’s Current Habits:
During the night last night, Ivy kept coming to me and wanting me to pet her. She’s never woken me up before wanting attention.
Ivy is just currently needing more from me.
Sometimes she will sleep at the foot of the bed.
This morning she came into the bedroom and kept meowing. She was hungry. I had not left as much food out overnight as I normally do because the vet instructed me on how much to give her.
It’s so hard to watch your pet be hungry when you know you shouldn’t feed them more.
What Cat Food I Ordered For Her:
Out of the selections the vet gave me, I ended up ordering Purina Pro Plan Adult Weight Management Chicken & Rice Formula Dry Cat Food from Chewys.
I’m to slowly mix this food into the dry food Ivy prefers. We’ve tried several different kinds of food with Ivy. But she’s stubborn and refuses to eat it. She’ll pick it out.
Hopefully, fingers crossed, she’ll like this cat food.
I’ve stopped trying to feed her canned food and the vet said that was fine. She wasn’t eating it anyway.
I know I’m a bit paranoid now about Ivy getting sick because of just losing Gracie.
The vet said the little sores underneath Ivy’s chin are from allergies. There was a bit of an infection, so she gave her an injection.
After Ivy’s initial reaction to being poked, the injection seems not to have had any kind of adverse effect on her.
Oh, how we worry about our pets!
And miss so very much the ones we’ve lost.