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  1. #1
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    Oscar's Vet Checkup Today

    When Oscar had his checkup last year he was overweight and had a dental condition called FORL. 3 - 4 of his teeth had already been resorbed into his gums, and another 7 teeth had to be extracted. He recovered well, but the stress brought on a bladder blockage a month later. He was an expensive kitty - but worth it!

    Today - his teeth were great (there were a few left!). He has lost 1 lb since January of this year. He has a wart-size growth on his chin; the vet's gut feeling is that it is a cyst and harmless, as there is regular fur growth on it. So I'll keep an eye on it.

    His heart rate is good, but the vet couldn't check for a murmur as Oscar was purring the whole time and very relaxed and affectionate!

    NOTE: I have been using Biotene in the cats' drinking water and my vet said that was a main reason why Oscar's teeth were good. To start the Biotene and keep it up after a dental keeps the tartar away.

    Very glad my boy is healthy!
    "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." -- Milton Berle

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    That's great news! Well done, Oscar AND Candace!

    I'm glad to learn how well the Biotene has worked for him. I've seen that, but I wasn't sure if it would actually do anything or not (one vet told me he had his doubts, though this was a while back) and it's rather expensive, so I've held off. But I think I'll get some now.

    Cheers!
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    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

    -- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

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    Pat, it seems expensive to me, but a little goes a long way!
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    Yay, Oscar! Please have meowmie give you a big hug for me-- one for Cole and one for Zoe too
    Yikes! I've been Boo'd ... right off of the stage!
    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
    Brrrr, I've been Frosted! Thank you, Asiel and Pomtzu!


    "That's the power of kittens (and puppies too, of course): They can reduce us to quivering masses of Jell-O in about two seconds flat and make us like it. Good thing they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd surely have taken over the world by now." -- Paul Lukas

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    I'm glad to hear that his vet check up went well. I hope that he'll continue to be a healthy boy.
    Owned by Sky, Pearl, Ziggy Stardust, Alani, Blaze, Colby, Finnegan, and Summer.


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    RB Pepper 3/17/97- 2/3/03 RIP Sweet Pepper
    RB Starr 3/22/05- 7/1/09 RIP Sweet Starr
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