Saturday, May 17, 2008

Tuna Will Be Required


We are taking our girl to the vet. It will be the first time since we adopted her 4 years ago. Why, you ask? Because that is what the rescue group requires and we think Iris needs a companion.

I get all excited thinking about having one of these little guys scampering around.


Who knows what will happen, the siamese rescue group is very particular and may not allow us to adopt a kitten as Iris is over the age limit. I'm hoping that they will forgive us for not taking her to the vet sooner as I think they were expecting us to have her in for annual visits...

If you have a cat, do you take them in annually? Even if they are indoor only?? I never have.

17 comments:

You Know Where You Are With said...

Good luck at the vet! And at the rescue. Love those little kittens.

Mrs. Vandertramp said...

We do the annual, although we skipped one year (out of 10). It's a pain too, since she instantly has leakage out of one end or the other when we put her in the car... Hope you can convince the rescue!

Mamacita said...

I make sure they have all their shots and stuff, which sometimes happens annually but I don't take them for 'check ups'.
Sure are cute!

Oh, btw....happy 24. Grrr.

Rhonda said...

Deuce goes to the vet annually, even though he's strictly an indoor cat...

HuluMama said...

Arthur was indoor/outdoor for 10 years. I still take him to the vet every year.

Can't wait to see your newest member of the family.

Debra Sue said...

Nope. Both Darwin (8)and Eliza (4) are totally indoor cats and we see no reason to go to the vet. They're happy, healthy, and not exposed to anything that would require a yearly visit.

DND said...

As I vet, I can tell you yes..they need annual visits even if they are indoor. There are new 3 year vaccines out there, so vaccines may not be needed yearly. But, animals age much faster then we do and so a yearly exam is equal to you going to the doctor every 5 years or so. I bet you go more often then that.

Katie J said...

We do the vet annually, but I'm not judging. I so hope you're able to get a kitty.

OH MY #6 said...

oh they are so sweet!

Lea

PIPO said...

Ohhh...exciting! I so hope Iris has a new buddy soon.

I used to take my indoor only gals annually but haven't for quite a while. It seems I'm still dragging the girls in for something or another at least once a year. Jake...he's been healthy as the proverbial horse so he's gotten off the hook.

K said...

I don't take mine in annually. I don't even take myself in annually. I had a kid in my daycare whose mom was a vet and she told me that indoor cats don't need vaccinations (unless you foster often), but that I shouldn't pet the neighborhood cats if I didn't vaccinate because I could bring something in and infect my cats. Three of my cats absolutely cannot be vaccinated because it may kill them. While this mom's kid was in my daycare I did have her vaccinate them because she could bring something in and three of mine reacted badly the first time and much, much worse the second time so she said another time could kill them.

Vets, of course, will disagree, but then, they don't make money this way either. Older cats should be taken in more regularly because thyroid and heart issues can be detected and treated early. Cats need to keep their teeth in good shape, too, but I think once a year is way too often to undergo general anesthesia, so I have it done as needed.

Lili said...

GET LOTS OF TUNA for those cuties. Albacore, of course!

good luck with the kiddy adoption!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I am wishing for a cat so bad... this is the first time in my life without a cat in my life... hubby is not a cat fan... one day I will get my way... take care

FDChief said...

Pretty kitties! All I can think of are the "We Are Siamese" cats from the "Lady and the Tramp" cartoon - we love that song!

Cavatica said...

Nope, I don't take them annually since their indoor kitties. Good luck finding a rescue Siamese! Can't wait to hear/SEE more!

...diamond girl... said...

I do not take my indoor cats for annual shots. They are both nine years old and have only had one vet visit between them (dental issue) in the past eight years. I keep my dogs completely up to date because they go to daycare, dog parks and classes. But the kitties seem to do just fine without the shots. I hope the rescue lets you have one of those adorable kittens!

Kristin said...

Looking at those cats, all I can hum is, "We are Siamese" from Lady and the Tramp.

Too cut!