Today Veterinary came (read James Herriot).

She came to see Fivla who has been very lack-lustre for a few weeks.  Not even whiffling when she sees her morning bucket.  What is wrong?

So t’veterinary took loads of blood to test for all things endocrine as well as a “geriatric profile”.  Fivla is 27 years old so this is possibly wise.

She listened to her heart and bowel sounds (apparently excellent). The bloods will be sent away south to the lab and results will come back next week.  If there is anything going on, hopefully it will show up.  It was mentioned she was a tad fat with a neck crest.  If it is teeth related, we have the equine dentist visiting in October.  Fivla seems very able to eat.

Others looked on.

We ignored them.

Talking of fat….. which, of course, we weren’t.

Haakon looks like he swallowed my neighbour.

And Iacs is not far off.

While Kolka looks beautifully full.  She carries her weight well. The others are blobs.

I just need to know I am doing the right thing for Fivla.  Just being a bit meh might not be a reason for some to get the vet out, but I know Fivla well and something is not right and I don’t know what it is.  Maybe she is just being 27 years old and age has slowed down.  Let’s hope it is just that.  I need to know.

6 thoughts on “Fat!

  1. Sam

    Glad to know I am not the only one to call the vet then my elderly cat is Meh. Little Miss Maine Coon is in a decline at 16.5yrs from cancer. So every little thing out of normal freaks me out. Nice to see Ted.

    1. Frances Post author

      Oh, not cancer. How worrying for you all. I am so sorry. I cried when I talked to the vet about all my old animals. Hopeless. I feel for you too x

      1. Sam

        Thank you. We are at the dreaded final stages. Hoping to not hear “i’m done” for another few weeks…hopeless is correct. It is when I rage about not having a Universal Translator to ask them what is wrong.

        1. Frances Post author

          Oh, I have been there. You are giving her your best. No one could ask for more. Hug her loads, if she’ll let you, and tell yourself you will do this for your friend. xx

  2. Judith Garbutt

    Sorry that you are having to worry about Fivla. It’s so difficult when our much loved animals start showing their age or when things start to be just not quite right. Fingers crossed for her.


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