Suspected calcivirus polyarthritis in a small kitten. This lil’ girl has been limping off and on for a couple days. We’ve been dealing with a bit of a calicivirus outbreak over the past couple of weeks but luckily it seems to be slowing down a bit. This kitten should be fine once she clears the virus from her body. We’ll be taking some x-rays today just to make sure her hips and hind legs are OK and that nothing else is the matter.
Wait, wait … it gets better … hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. They have been working with Carl Sagan’s widow, Ann Druyan on producing this updated remake. In prime time, no less!
How will they fit in all the pop-culture cutaways, drunk dogs and naked fat guys into Carl’s writing?
An adorable spay patient that I saw today. I love days like this when we have lots of puppies and kittens. It’s much easier to perform most surgeries (especially spays and neuters) on younger animals so make sure you spay and neuter early!
Trying to get a kitten to pose for a picture is like trying to catch a flea with a pair of chopsticks…
Dealing with a bit of URI (upper respiratory infection) with our kitten colony today. Actually we deal with that everyday but I figured I’d mention it here as the nursery is slow otherwise (knocking furiously on wood).
This little guy has a mild ocular (eye) infection that we’re going to treat topically with erythromycin. These infections usually clear up pretty quickly so I’m expecting a quick recovery from my lil’ patient.
Is that a heart murmur or are you just happy to see me?
This little girl is a 5 week old kitten with a loud, squeaky heart murmur. Findings like these can be benign in younger kittens so we’ll probably just watch her very closely over the next few weeks to see if it gets any worse. If it does then the next step will be radiographs and an echocardiogram (heart ultrasound) to figure out what’s wrong with her tiny heart.
Other than that she is right as rain and loves playing with her three equally cute litter mates:)