Joey’s Pet of the Week – Poppie’s Pondersome Absence
By Scott Lackenby | Dated September 18, 2014
Hey everyone! How have you been? Hasn’t this spring weather been delightful!! I certainly love when the sun is out. I get to spend lots more time outside getting into mischief, I mean being a very good cat. Did you read yesterdays article about ticks? If not, be sure to check it out when you finish reading my post. We are starting to see a lot of the pesky little critters and it’s VERY important that you start your 4legged friend on their tick prevention and start doing tick searches daily. If you find a tick on your pet or are worried that they may be suffering the affects of a tick, bring them straight in. The sooner we check them and start treatment if needed, the better their chance of pulling through. I know I say this every tick season, but tick paralysis can be deadly, and I would hate to have to nurse your special friend through tick poisoning.
Aside from ticks keeping this clinic cat busy, and lets face it, I’m easily the busiest clinic cat at this Pymble vet hospital, we had an interesting wildlife patient this week. We had a gorgeous little Sugar Glider dropped in after he was found in Warrawee with a wound over one of his eyes. Apart from the wound, he was in super condition, so Dr John Morgan gave him an antibiotic injection and we sent him to a carer for some rehabilitation.
Poppy, the Irish Wheaten Terrier, who won our AMAZING Dental Month prize, came in this week with her two legged brothers Max and Harry to pick up their winnings. Poppy was super happy with her hamper of goodies and her brothers were happy that they got the jar of teeth! Congrats again Poppy!!
My star this week is also called Poppie, a tortoiseshell moggy cat who was brought into us by one of our super nice clients after she found her at Gordon Train Station. Poppie had a microchip, so we were able to contact her Mum, Barbara, who was a little shocked that Poppie was with us. You see, Poppie had been missing for almost 12months!! Yep, you read that right, Poppie had been missing since October last year!! Apart from having fleas and some scratches and scabs, Poppie was in good condition for a cat who had been away from home for that long! We gave her a worm tablet, a flea treatment and did a blood test to make sure she hadn’t picked up any nasties from getting into fights, all of which came back clear! Poppie was now ready to go home with her very happy humans!! Makes me glad that I have a microchip so that if I ever do go missing, whoever finds me will be able to reunite me with my people!
Well, better go. There’s still a few more hours of sunshine for me to make the most of. Don’t forget to check out yesterdays post on ticks and check out my album for the pics to todays post. Catch you all next week. Meows for now, love Joey xoxo