Oy vey, what a week!! Last week Fudge and Lola visited the vet. Fudge told you about his diagnosis, but I was pretty concerned about Lola, too. She's lost a bit of weight and looks too thin to me and she's drinking a lot more water than I feel is normal. It was almost time for her checkup anyway, so we opted for a senior exam and bloodwork, plus a urinalysis. My concern was either Cushings Disease or Diabetes. Dr B agreed and checked for both. He also agreed that she's a bit on the thin side but we decided to wait for the blood report to come back before doing anything else.
A couple weeks ago Fudge and Noah started showing way too much interest in Norma Jean. She's been spayed, but the boys were constantly following her around. I questioned Dr B about it and he suggested having a urinalysis done as she might have an infection that was giving off a scent that attracted the boys. We actually did two as the first was inconclusive and the second was perfect. His second thoughts were that there might be a hormonal issue and we'd need to do a blood test.
After more discussion on Fudge's 'stud tail' situation, we decided to go ahead and have him neutered and have the bump on the tail removed. My thinking is that he's now eleven years old and I don't want to put him under general anesthesia when he's older, so this is the time to get it done. He's scheduled for surgery on April 1st.