Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Vet

Today, we took Reggie to the vet. He's lost a lot of weight in the past couple of weeks, so we wanted to get him checked out.

He was very well behaved, and luckily, the blood work ruled out thyroid disease and cancer, but he seems to have an infection. Diabetes wasn't even mentioned (thank goodness), but the herpes in his eye seemed to be what the vet honed in on. He's had it since he came into our lives, so I never think about it. And checking out his teeth was a biggie, too. They look horrible! He's always had bad breath, but I never looked at his teeth until today! The vet said that there's possibly an infection in his eye, and that he might have to get his teeth taken out. Poor baby, but bad teeth would explain him losing the weight, it might hurt too much to chew the dry food we feed the cats. We fed him some wet food, and he ate with gusto. I hope he's feeling better soon.

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