The New Vet

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Well, that was an interesting trip…

Mom took me to see the new holistic vet. It turned into an hour and a half drive to get there. I settled down about 30 min into the trip. My tripup friends would love it.  The office is in the middle of an amazing dog park! We did the whole exam thing. They were really nice and gentle with me. The vet took her time going over my history. I did so well that she recommended trying acupuncture since I was just laying on the table taking it all in.  She said it would help relax me for the ride back home.  She was right! Mom never heard a peep out of me all the way home. You can see by the look on my face that I was still pretty laid back after we got back home.  lol  

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The vet agreed that surgery would do more harm than good. I don’t have enough tissue left after my amputation. The first vet took my leg, hip, part of my pelvis, and some of the abdominal wall in order to get clean margins. The last surgery to remove the most recent tumor also resulted in a hernia and repair… which led to a tough, long recovery. Now, there are just too many tumors to remove and not enough of me to go around. The new plan includes keeping me on my omega 3 supplement, adding a Chinese herbal blend to some coconut oil and applying it directly to my tumors (I get an oral dose when I bathe myself), B12, and a supplement designed to reprogram my immune system to help recognize the bad cells. It’s not a cure, but a stronger immune system may help slow the tumor growth and keep me comfortable longer. The vet said that I was, otherwise, strong and healthy. She said she had expected a much different cat before she met me. Over the last few days, I’ve done all the new treatments with no problems. So, we will just have to see how it goes. 


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3 thoughts on “The New Vet”

  1. Hey Little Man, it’s great to hear you responded so well to the acupuncture treatment. I’m glad you finally made it for the treatments. It sounds like you have a tasty treatment for your tumors. I hope it helps so they don’t get too uncomfortable.

    Hang in there for as long as you are comfortable. Lap up all the loving and enjoy the sun rays.

    Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Mona (also a VAS cat)

  2. LIL’ MAN! You get cuter and cuter everytime I see you!!! How is that even possible!!???

    I love that your human has such a great treatment plan that’s noninvasive and doesn’t require lots of vets trips! Sounds like a very proactive approach. And you LIKE acupuncture! That is amazing!! Even if it was given in the middle of a dog park!

    It’s always about quality on this crazy journey. Clearly you are having a rockin’ good quality time loaded with lots of spoiling and loving! That’s what it’s all about 🙂

    Lots and lots of love!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  3. WOOT! WOOT!

    You and your mom done good, I’m really glad to hear the vet and the acupuncture worked so well. It is amazing what can happen when we take a different turn in medical treatments, isn’t it?

    What is the supplement you’re using? Just curious.

    3-paws up dude, you rock! xoxo

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