Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Buffy and Chessie Get Vet Dental Care


Buffy who is 7 years old received vet care yesterday in the form of a dental cleaning with multiple extractions needed.  This was only made possible thanks to cat lovers who donated to help via the fundraising site on the right sidebar.  And thanks to Heartland Humane in Corvallis, a shelter that is very kind to me. In fact, Buffy is now virtually toothless.

Buffy is one of the Starvation Kittens I found in a field out at the huge BS colony years ago, back in  2008 to be exact.  She and her two brothers were so close to death by starvation I doubted they would survive.  I knew her teeth were not good and she made the list for urgent dental care this January.  Kittens born into such vile situations as existed at the BS colony will not have good teeth as adults.  They got no decent nutrition, even when in the womb.  Originally, the three formed Sam's clan and rarely were apart from Peeman Sam.  Buffy still loves Sam, but is not close to her brother, Mops.  The third starvation sibling, Doc, was adopted years ago.


Chessie, a torbi female of unknown age, (definitely not young) is a cat I trapped to be fixed outside a drug ridden Albany apartment complex, where tenants routinely abandon cats and those cats then become targets of abuse.  I got her and several others out of there.   She is a clown, who loves to play and yesterday also received vet dental care that included three extractions.  Chessie was likely once a house cat.  Both girls however behave mostly wild here now.  Mostly because others here are more dominant in seeking out attention from me.  Buffy flops beside me on the floor each night to play, often batting at at a wand toy dangle from her back.

I was very happy these two girls got care they needed.  In addition, both are now micro chipped!

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  1. A question if I may. Is micro chipping routinely done or compulsory?

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    1. It is done by many and advocated by most, as a means of re uniting lost pets in the case of a cat who remains inside, getting out, or natural disaster. There are many people who let their animals free roam, and microchips then may help return many to their owners, should someone take them to a shelter. It is not widely done where I live, due to high levels of poverty. Most people in this area do not even flea treat their pets routinely. I would not microchip, but at this shelter, currently helping me with dental care, they do it for almost nothing and I fear things like fire and break in by thieves, which would put the cats at risk. If a cat is micro chipped and is taken to a kill shelter, by someone, they will be scanned at least before they are killed, and then re united.

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  2. Just curious... what will Buffy be able to eat now?

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    1. Anythong she wants. Cats don;t chew their food up, they tear at it, if it's too big. Most dry food is swallowed whole. I have quite a few cats with no teeth at all Only one wants to eat only soft food, no dry. Buffy is already eating cat treats again. Did not slow her down.

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  3. The poor cats and their teeth...

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  4. Bless you for your care of these animals. It's definitely what I want to do if we ever win the lottery, but in the meantime I try to do what I can. You're my new hero.

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    1. Darla, that is so kind of you to say. Thank you.

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