we lost gabby yesterday..her breathing had gotten so much worse the past couple of days. the vet believes she had either a rapidly growing nasal or tracheal mass that was too deep to be seen on exam or xray. she has been on several different antibiotics over the past few months for her chronic URI and anti-inflammatories for the past few days without any improvement. xrays did show that while her lungs were clear, unbeknownst to us gabby had suffered broken ribs sometime in her distant past. so the combination of something new blocking her airway, a chronic URI and with ribs that really did not expand very well made it too hard for gabby to breathe really well.
gabby was one of our FIV cats who came in about 5 years ago from a hoarding situation. she was everyones favorite here..all of the people and all of the cats. she was such an affectionate and happy little cat.
rest in peace dear gabby, you were loved and will be greatly missed by all of us here.
shep was seizuring last night. I almost took him in to emergency but once he was finished and rested a bit, I was able to lift him up to his feet and help him walk over to his big and soft bed where he settled and slept. I haven't gotten him up yet this morning, but he is awake and alert and seems comfortable and content so I think he has recovered ok.
our last new old dog arrived from up north yesterday, she is a lovely girl and appears to be a daxi/poodle cross. she did not come in with a name, and I have not named her yet as I was quite distracted with shep. will try to tthink of something today. she has settled well in as a bed buddy and slept quietly next to me all thru the night.
welcome sweetie and so sorry. will rectify the name thing for you as soon as we can.