Monday, 7 April 2014

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Tucker Saves Drake.

Poor Teddy

We have had Teddy for a about a year and a half now. When we first picked her up we were informed that she had not been spayed, because she was being used for breeding, since she was a pure breed. However, she had never conceived and had a litter. Just recently at Nicoles work, as she was talking to one of her patients who happened to be a veterinarian, said it was still very important to have her spayed despite her age, she will be 7 in June. It is important because she would have a higher risk of cancer and other complications. We decided that it would be in her best interest to get her spayed and make sure no further problems would incur.

When we took her in we also had her teeth checked again because some were of concern. To make a long story short, Teddy while being spayed it was discovered that she had ovarian cysts all over the place and that one of them was three quarters the size of a golf ball, Teddy only weights 8 pounds. The vet said in all his time he had never seen so many cysts or one as big as she had. Needless to say we are very fortunate to have  taken Teddy in and get spayed. Who knows what will have happened if we left it unchecked! As for her teeth, she had two removed as she had advanced gum disease and there was nothing else to be done for them. All and all it was big surgery for Teddy but one well worth it as we now know we definitely have extended her life span, but more importantly her quality of life.

Here are two pictures of Teddy. The incisions are a lot bigger because of her age. Typically cats get spayed around 6 months old .

Friday, 4 April 2014