Thursday, February 4, 2010

Bucky's Vet Appointment

Monday evening, I took Bucky to a new vet to get a second opinion.  I did not feel the present vet was giving Bucky the proper care.
Trying to stay warm. The poor unsuspecting sap had no idea he was going to the vet later.

The new vet was very nice and very thorough.  She estimates his age between 12 and 14, but for the life of me, I can't remember what she based that on except for his eyes. She said that the amount of fluids I was giving him was akin to sprinkling water on him.  He'll still be on the fluids every other day, but he'll be receving a lot more per session. He will also have potassium and B vitamins in his fluid bag.  The vet sells the fluids at a even cheaper price than what I found online. He's now on a prescription diet.
Waiting at the vet for his blood test results

His blood test results are the same (well, a shade worse actually). He has a heart murmur, but that's not necessarily a bad thing in and of itself.  His blood pressure is perfect.

He's such a good boy. He puts up with the fluids and behaves so well at the vet. He's a big sweetheart, so it's really no wonder we've taken him in and spent heaps of cash on him.


  1. Aw, poor Bucky. He looks like such a sweetheart, we're glad he has you. Someone else might not take such good care with and of him.

    Sending healing purrs and Light that the change in fluids and diet will improve things.

  2. Dear Vicki,
    I hope Bucky can feel better with the new diet and vitamins.As you said, he is so calm and a good boy, he is sweet and your love comforts him a lot!
    You and James has a beautiful heart.
    Thanks for update news, I hope you also are feeling better today about this cold, please take care.It's all about this winter, isn't it?
    Bucky is so cute! :)
    God bless you all
    Léia and little Luna
    *** thanks so much for your kind email! :)

  3. BTW, one more time I bet you to forgive my poor English!

  4. I am so glad that Bucky is still doing okay. He is so lucky to be with you. It's not often that cats like Bucky get a second chance at life. It is wonderful that you have found the fluid a little cheaper. I can remember how fast the money went at 25.00 a bag.
    Bucky's journey is bringing back so many memories of my Mr. Sunshine. After Mr. Sunshine would have his fluids he would become peppy and quite manly, as he would try to mate with Trinket my pekenese that I had at the time. They were both spayed and neutered it just was something that I thought so funny.

    I hope the additions to the fluid will help, and with the prescription diet too.

    I hope your cold is getting better. So many things going around right now.

    KIsses and hugs to all. Of course Peanut sends special kisses to Lucy.


  5. Poor boy! i'm impressed to see him so quiet on the chair.. I could not leave any of my cats sitting there without a closed basket to carry them!I hope the new vet will take good care of him.

  6. Oh Bucky, you are such a good sport with all the doctors visits and the medications. Bless your papa and mama for taking good care of you, Lucy and Simba. I hope that with this new medication, you will feel better.

  7. What a sweet cat Bucky is, and so well behaved. He really looks good, you can see how much he is loved and taken care of. I hope he will do better with his new vet.
    Bless you for being so kind.
    Sunny :)

  8. Oh Sweet Bucky! You are so lucky to have been spotted a while back, on those train tracks and brought into the home of your new wonderful family, who loves you so much and is trying to keep you healthy! We are purraying that this all works for you! You's a handsome GingerMan!

  9. Very smart to get a second opinion. Peeples tend to think that coz the shingle say "VET" that efurrything wot the vet says be the way it is. There is lots of vets out there wot is not so good and it is good to kewstshun and get anudder opinion.

    Pee Ess - Bucky is looking very good and handsome coz you is taking such good care of him!

  10. Our cat is a stray that adopted us several years ago. He's about 14 now and a total bundle of love. I believe our vet mentioned his (cat) teeth in helping him decide our cat's age.

  11. Always good to get a second opinion to be sure. He looks so much better than when he first came to your house. Bless you.

  12. I'm glad you got a second opinion. I pray he'll do better now.

  13. Oh dear Bucky, he is a gentleman sitting nicely in the chair awaiting his results! He is so very lucky to have found you and James to take care of him. Bless you for giving this little guy a much better life!

  14. bless you a million times over for taking such good care of him
    I hope the added fluid and vitamins and diet help

  15. You are doing such a wonderful things for Bucky
    you both have golden hearts :-)
    I am so happy for him that he lives at your place!!
    I hope the new medicines helps !!!
    I think always positive ;)

    Hugs for Lucy
    Kareltje =^.^=

  16. Bucky is such a beautiful cat, he is very luck to be in such a loving home. We are purring everything will be okay.

  17. Hopefully the second opinion will solve his woes, he looks a lovely soft cat.

  18. Bucky you are one fortunate cat!
    I hope the extra fluids and vitamins will help!
    Stay warm sweet Bucky!
    Hugs to Vicki and James!

  19. Hi Bucky, sounds like you are such a good boy. We hope the fluid and new foods help. Your mom and dad are angels for taking care of you.


  20. Sounds like Bucky is a very lucky kitty to have such a great family. Glad you got a second opinion. It's really important to find a good vet who'll take care of the fur-babies! *hugs*


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