||Three years old|
is a petite two-pound lovable girl with beautiful red eyes that
complement her caramel, white and coffee-colored fur. Buttons lives with her
"sister" in their big cage that provides room for them to play. Buttons was
very shy in the beginning, but her curiosity soon took over, and she loves to
watch us while perched on their pellet bowl or peeking out from behind their
igloo. She likes to play "mountain goat" when she's on our lap, tip-toeing to
the edge while looking at everything around her.
Unfortunately, Buttons has had continuous bladder issues in her two years with
us, which is probably why she and her sister were surrendered to the Humane
Society. Ever since we adopted them, both girls have been on a high-fiber,
low calcium veggie diet. We give them as much timothy hay daily as they will
eat, and we give them veggies that have more vitamin C but less calcium.
Buttons has passed crystals and one stone on her own, but then in April 2013,
our veterinarian found that she had three stones in her ureter, which had to be
Buttons recovered beautifully from her surgery, but we recently found out
that she has another new stone, as well as mineral deposits. Since Buttons
feels under the weather at times, we are giving her the Critical Care
nutrition supplement daily. This enhances Buttons' appetite for her other
foods, and she likes it. While we don't know how much longer Buttons will be
with us, that is true of any pet when you think about it. We, with the help
of our vet, are giving her everything for a happy life.
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