Yesterday, we took Paddy and Sylvester to the Veterinarian for their annual check-up, vaccines, and to have Paddy's eyes looked at. (Paddy has a winky, drippy eye problem as a result of an eye infection when he was a kitten, it's gotten much worse in the past couple of weeks.)
Sylvester seemed to enjoy his trip to the vet, he curiously checked everything out in the office. (We'll see how much he likes the vet, when we take him back in 3 weeks for his booster shot!) The Veterinary Technician was quite smitten with Sylvester, she thought he was such a handsome fellow! The good news is that Sylvester has gained 4 pounds since we got him! He only weighed 6 pounds when we adopted him; he was underweight and malnourished from his life on the streets. Now he's a whopping 10 pounds and some change! The Veterinary Technician couldn't believe he weighed that much, because he has such a petite build. She weighed him 3 times on 2 different scales and it's true, he really does weigh more than 10 pounds.
Poor Paddy did not fare as well as Sylvester at the Veterinarian's office! We had to drag him out of his carrier and then immediately after we weighed him, he dove behind the containers on the Vet's counter. Unfortunately, Paddy has not lost any weight since our last visit to the Vet, but he hasn't gained any either, so we're pleased with that. We have to start regulating his food a bit more, which we can do, now that Sylvester is no longer underweight. In addition to his 2 vaccinations, Paddy got a shot of steroids and a shot of antibiotics for his eyes. The Veterinarian cleaned his eyes, examined his corneas for scratches, and gave him some eye drops. He sent us home with oral medication and eye drops, both of which must be administered twice daily. Poor boy! :-(
The good news is that Paddy's eyes had significantly less gunky build up this morning, so maybe the injections he got yesterday did him some good!