03/07/2016 – Miss Itty’s Ear Check

Last Friday, pretty Miss Itty had her day-long vet appointment. We were worried for her, being away from home for hours. We thought she would howl or at the very least, would growl all the way to the vet, about half an hour away.

But she was completely silent. Did she think maybe she was being returned to the shelter? Was she so worried and afraid of where she would end up this time that she didn’t mutter a single peep?

Fostering Miss Itty - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Fostering Miss Itty – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Her usual vet was a new experience for us, we being so accustomed to our own vet. But it sounded as though Miss Itty was a champ through the whole thing. She needed to be sedated in order to look that deeply into her ears, and boy, oh boy, that sedation drug must be the best thing on the planet because Miss Itty was nothing but a purring LOVE BUG when we brought her home!

Or maybe she was so affectionate because the vet removed over two pounds of clumped undercoat fur from her while she was sedated, and she knows she now looks magnificent! And she does! What was once a thirteen-plus pound cat is now ten pounds eight ounces. A good weight for her.

Also a plus, her multi-tone ginger colors are clear now. Miss Itty is darker ginger on her head. over her shoulders, and down her spine. From there, her orange fur fades to soft, dilute ginger along her sides, and then to a lighter, pale dilute ginger-cream on her paws. Such a beautiful and unique color.

Pretty foster Miss Itty - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Pretty foster Miss Itty – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Or maybe she was so lovey because she heard the vet say that she didn’t need to come back for in a checkup for three months because her ear polyps haven’t grown anymore and she doesn’t need surgery anytime soon. Miss Itty’s ears are clean, as clean as they can be after numerous twice-weekly deep ear washes (there’s still stuff down in there, though, where we can’t reach, the vet said), but there didn’t appear to be anymore infection, meaning other than daily ear drops and a once a week ear wash, she doesn’t need any other medication. We ourselves might be tempted to be all lovey and snuggly too if we had heard those words.

She’s still on her special diet of Hill’s Science Diet ZD and has finally started to look forward to an eighth of a can of the same wet food every evening. Before last week, and the end of her Prednisolone dosage, she’d turn her nose up at it every day and stick to the kibble. Because she likes this food and it may be helping eliminate her ear inflammation, she should probably stick with it.

Snuggly foster Miss Itty - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Snuggly foster Miss Itty – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

She sleeps well overnight in her large, luxurious kennel cage (located two steps away from Mom’s side of the bed), and claims the master bedroom bed as her own during the day. That is, when she isn’t watching the backyard birds and squirrels from the window.

We’re very happy for Miss Itty and pleased that everything seems to be working well for her here so far. That’s not to say she isn’t still growly at times, but we still believe that’s simply a matter of time, patience, and trust.

Thank you for all the well wishes you sent Miss Itty. We are certain she knew many of you were sending good thoughts, not just because we read your comments to her but because she seems to be a sensitive cat who picks up on things like that. We believe all those kind words helped ease her worries a bit and helped her come through her examination with flying colors.

Thank YOU!

Miss Itty thanks you! - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Miss Itty thanks you! – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Miss Itty is being fostered through the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society.

27 responses to “03/07/2016 – Miss Itty’s Ear Check

  1. We are so glad that Miss Itty did so well at the vets and that they got rid of all that hair for her. Don’t you know that has made her feel so much better. You sure cute Miss Itty.

  2. TWO POUNDS of fur! Oh my! Glad she got a good report.

  3. What pawsome news! We’re sure Miss Itty is even more pleased than we are to hear it.

  4. Oh, Miss Itty! Jolly good show, sweetie! Now, eat up and you’ll find you no long have anything to fear, except living high on the hog!

  5. Glad to hear the good news! Don’t you love vets who take care of things like fur mats without being told 🙂

  6. Ohhhh Miss Itty your had a day for sure. Thank goodness your ears are better. I had to take pred January 2015 (or at least they tried to give me pred once oral w/o any food those are some nasty taking pills). Then mom tried to disguise them i canned food, butter but I found them. Finally my vet gave me a time release Pred shot. Whew.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  7. Wow, that’s a lot of fur! What beautiful pictures of Miss Itty.

  8. It is all such wonderful news. She is a beautiful girl with a sweet expression, and we know she will continue to make progress under your thoughtful and loving care. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  9. itty….we iz buzzed happee yur a point mint wented sew well and we will ask R awesum pal frank ta see if he can werk sum magicz on gettin de rest oh de ear stuffz gone…..him all wayz haz blessings oh plentee ta spare…..troo lee….

    now……bout that hole BURD thing ~~~~~~~~~ ♥♥♥
    🙂

  10. Katie Isabella

    I am SO extra glad Miss Itty is doing so well. No surprise as you have to be the best foster family there is in your area.

  11. I can’t even imagine what two pounds of clumped fur would look or feel like . Wishing you good health and many purrs Miss Itty!

  12. You are so very kind to foster Miss Itty. Such a sweet girl. Time, and pati nice will win her over

  13. Oh what a sweetheart you are Miss Itty. We are so glad to hear the good news from the vet.

    Emma and Buster

  14. that is great news from the v-e-t….glad she is making such great progress

  15. We are glad to hear that things went so well at the vet for Miss Itty! Great news.

  16. I’m so happy to hear that Miss Itty is well and happy! She is such a beautiful lady cat. And she is so lucky to have such a wonderful foster home. Purrs!

  17. I’m so glad to hear that Miss Itty had such a good checkup and that she doesn’t have to go back for a good long while! Paws up, girl!

  18. Paws up for a good vet visit for Miss Itty!

  19. Pawsome news for Miss Itty!

  20. Wonderful news! TWO pounds of undercoat??? That has GOT to feel just marvelous to have gone.

  21. So nice that Miss Itty is better. Two pounds of extra furs! Wow.

  22. We are so pleased that Miss Itty is back from the vets and did well there. We are so delighted that you have passed ownership of your bed over to her!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  23. I’m so glad the vet visit went well! She is a beautiful girl.

  24. We’re so glad Miss Itty did well!

  25. I am glad your vet visit went well, Miss Itty. That was a lot of fur they got from you. That must make you feel a lot better too.

  26. this is wonderful, wonderful news!!!!!!! She is thriving under your care…….I wish she could stay with you 😉 xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

  27. meowmeowmans

    Such wonderful news! We are so happy that Itty is there with you. 🙂