April 10, 2019

Wednesday This's and Thats.

Kitties, one thing I didn't meow about in last post I wrote is that mom has taken me to every Vet (5) in town.  ALL of them- in a vain quest to find one where the vet techs aren't ignorant of handling cats.  They do great with dogs I am sure, as dogs are a more familiar patient,  I think too that the  Practice's are usually dog- centric.  Cats are thought of differently, not understood, and not  thought of very lovingly.

Mom has given a successful stink eyes on occasion to stop the scruff and scream abuse; complained on my behalf many times, and tried almost fruitlessly to get them to stop taking me "in the back" where they can have their way with me, meaning scruffing.  Mom walked back there one time after a long time had gone by and she could hear me crying.  She came upon a tech combing a hind mat out and the other tech was scruffing me.  Mom said she had asked to have that small place buzzed out..not combed out as it hurt too much to do it by comb.  Instead they hurt me combing hard, trying to jerk the mat out.  Momma saw that.  She said "I'll just take her on home.  Maybe I can find a way to get it out myself after all." This, the place I go now,  is the last vet in town.  I'm safe as long as she and I are together.

Just wanted to meow some more about it in case anyone thought mom just said "Oh well", and put up with it.  She's like any mom. Don't mess with her baby.  That's me.  *proud ears*






24 comments:

Photo Cache said...

Thank cod for our mommies and daddies. You can be sure they have our backs 100%. Sorry you got hurt unnecessarily.

Emma and Buster

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

It's so important for your human to be your advocate, Katie. I'm glad she is there for you.

Eastside Cats said...

Katie, I'd be all over those vet techs like white on rice! I prefer cats-only vets, but all of them around us declaw with abandon, and I cannot give my money to one of those. Hang in there, gorgeous, your mom will find the purrfect vet for you!

Julie said...

My Mum understands what you mean Katie. Way back when Mum had a Kittie Kat all the local Vetpeeps near her were used to dealing with farm animals. There is, as you can imagine, a very big difference dealing with a siamese cat and a milking cow! Butt, seeking out the pawfect Vetpeep fur your Kittie is a very worthwhile thingy
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We hope this last VET stays GOOD!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

It was lucky that your mum went out the back to check on you. I hope the vet you have now stays gentle.

Brian said...

We are proud of your Mom too! I'm sure glad we don't have any of those issues with our cat only Vet.

Terri said...

We believe our vet now has a third vet for cats only...we will see!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Katie Isabella,
Yes, they take our kitties always back but it is a very quick way for weighing them and I never hear any crying! So we must be very lucky and when they come back they got their vaccin already. Efficient and fast!
Hugs,
Mariette

Mickey's Musings said...

We are sorry you have had such a hard time with Vets and the assistants.
Happy to hear they will be treating you right now!
We are lucky that the Vet very close to us is good and so are the techs. We still don't like going though ;)
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

The Whiskeratti said...

I am so very sorry you've had such a rough time at ALL those vets. I have to agree, they have much more experience with dogs, but that's no excuse. I wish with all my heart we had a cats only vet here. Of course it's no longer an issue... sometimes I have to remind myself of that.

William’s Kith & Kin said...

We're so sorry you've had such an ordeal, Katie and Mom. It shouldn't be so hard to find a fully caring facility.

meowmeowmans said...

We are so glad your Mom watches out for you, Katie. There is no good excuse for those ignorant vets and vet techs hurting you like that. XO

Pam and Teddy said...

You and I are so lucky to have Mommies that make sure we are in safe and gentle hands when we HAVE to be at the vet-place. Our vet treats dogs and cats both but they don't play favorites and they love me like they loved Angel Sammy. Sadly a lot of places just "process" patients instead of "care" for them.

Hugs, Teddy

My Mind's Eye said...

Oh dear Me Katie...I cannot imagine this mishandling. WE only had one vet for all the 33 years we had a Dachshund and 2 cats. Never EVER have I seen this type of handling.
Sending hugs
Cecilia

Tamago said...

It breaks my heart so bad that you had to go through such hard times. I’m glad you have your mom to protect you! We’ve changed vet a couple of times as well, due to their handling.

Cupcake said...

We are very proud of your mama for taking good care of you KI, and we are very happy that she is able to speak up for you at the vet. Mom and the vet's helper usually hold me and tell me that I'm fine the whole time the vet is doing things. It's helpful, but I still shiver.


Love and licks,
Cupcake

John Bellen said...

It’s terrible that people trained as veterinary technicians don’t know how to handle animals. Cats must be treated differently than dogs and don’t handle the rough stuff as well, not that dogs should be subjected to it, anyway. You’d think your town would be perfect for a cat-only veterinary to open up shop.

pilch92 said...

I know you have a good mom. XO

SailorEdgar said...

It''s unfortunate that you have had so many problems with veterinarians.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

I am so sorry to read that you been treated so badly by so many so called professionals

Just Mags said...

Sweet Katie we are so sorry they did that to you. We are happy your mom took you home, you know she loves you very much. We sure hope that your mom can somehow find a vet that will be nice to you and treat you right. Hugs and nose kisses for you both from Chancy and me.

Cat Chat With Caren and Cody (Caren Gittleman) said...

We know your Mama loves you more than anything and won't put up with bad behavior. Does your Vet have certification on their wall that they are a cat friendly practice? The organization slips my mind right now, but our Vet has a framed certificate of being a cat-friendly practice. They also put the cats in exam rooms that are NOWHERE near the dogs. Yesterday, they tried to put a towel sprayed with Feliway on the top of Cody's PTU when he was there. I asked them to please not put it on his PTU because he didn't need it. Cody is fine at the Vet (and I personally think Feliway doesn't work one bit anyway in the event he wasn't fine there). He would have been more upset to have his PTU partially covered so I insisted they not do that and they didn't. I never go in the back with either Cody or Dakota......never did with my Angel Bobo either. I think it's important to find a Vet that you have complete trust in so that you don't feel that you have to go in the back with them. I feel so bad for you xoxo

Patzys Place said...

Good for your mommy! After reading your posts about this my mommy is going to make sure nobody takes me to the back room without her coming along. Thank you for the info Katie. I would have trusted all vets if I didn’t know the info you gave us!
Luvz, Patzy