Cat vet stuff (gets gross) 

@JacketButtonsArt is our resident cat person here at the house. She makes sure the cats get everything they need, including meds, vet visits, etc. I endlessly appreciate her help with that.

Today, the 3 cats all went to the vet and came back with various things.

Isaac: He's happy to be home, but losing weight, and may have rotted teeth we need to get removed. His poor fangs got damaged somehow, maybe. Need x-rays to see for sure.

Cat vet stuff (gets gross) 

We had a scare re: Isaac in that his bloodwork looked REALLY bad at first, showing severe kidney failure. Which would match the fact that he's been hiding under the blankets all day, everyday...

But it turns out the tests were wrong? Apparently the last tests done on him were just screwed up or somethign? IDK.

Marina is exceedingly upset that this all happened. She was very cross at the vet as well. They had to put her under to do her work, so no food for a while.

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Cat vet stuff (gets gross) 

For Marina, that's especailly bad because she managed to get locked in a closet for most of yesterday and only came out around the time we had to stop feeding her. So she's really hungry, but can't digest food right now until the meds get out of her system. So she's just angry at the world and unhappy and dizzy right now.

The third cat, our newest cat Beskii... THAT cat had the worst situation.

So we got Beskii from our landlord at the last place we were living.

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Cat vet stuff (gets gross) 

That landlord had only had him 3-4 months before getting rid of him. While they meant well, they had absolutely NO clue how to handle a cat. The way they talked about him, they thought of him as a living toy, more or less.

So when we got him, we were nervous about what the vet was going to find.

And they did find a few issues. One: They hadn't been clipping his claws. And this cat is polydactyl. He's basically got an extra half paw on each paw.

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Cat vet stuff (here's the gross and awful) 

So he's got something like 7-9 toes on each paw. More claws as well. Since they weren't clipping his claws, one had grown around and had started growing *into* the poor kitty's paw, causing him a lot of pain.

The worst, though, was his ears. They never gave him flea meds, so some ear mites moved into the cat's ears. When the vet got the cat, Beskii's ears were CAKED with ear wax mixed with mite poop. They were black and disgusting.

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Cat vet stuff (here's the gross and awful) 

The vet said they almost threw up, it was so bad. His poor ears are so red now, and he's got a really bad ear infection from it. It was so disgusting, the poor thing.

We also asked the vet to check whether our mutant cat was fixed or not and... well... he's got a huge ball sack with nothing in it. So either he's fixed and just randomly has a giant empty ball sac... Or he's intersex.

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I'm just glad he's with us now, getting cared for.

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