Friday, July 27, 2012


Dr. M: Don't let her lick [the wound] because she'll introduce more bacteria, if she's licking she'll need an e-collar.
Granola: I thought dog saliva was an antiseptic?


Dr. M: How long has the vomiting been going on?
Mr. Nip it in the Bud: Oh, several months. But I brought her in because I didn't want to wait till it was too late like with my other cats.


Just Crazy: Can I take my cat camping?
Dr. M: Um, no I don't recommend that.
Just Crazy: Why not?
Dr. M: Because your cat just escaped his carrier in our office. You take him into the wide open campground with no walls and see how well that goes.
Just Crazy: Well I have one of those line things with a leash attached.


Miss Nose: What do you think about potty training cats?
Dr. M: Well, I don't recommend it for various reasons. Why do you want to do it?
Miss Nose: Well her poop really smells.
Dr. M: Yeah, poop smells.
Miss Nose: Ohhhh......


Mme Repeat: She's been limping since last night after she got hurt, and she was crying in pain so I gave her a baby aspirin.
Dr. M: Ok, she didn't get the toxic dose, but its not a good idea to give your dogs human medications.
Mme Repeat: Well I just thought it would take the edge off.
Dr. M: Ok, just don't give it again.
Mme Repeat: Yeah, well, I just thought it would, ya know, take the edge off.
Dr. M: Ok, I understand why you gave it, I'm just saying DON'T give it again.
Mme Repeat: Well, see I just kinda thought it would take the edge-


Speedtalker: I-really-love-her-and-I-don't-ever-want-her-to-die-so-I'm-going-to-breed-her-when-she-is-10-years-old-so-I-can-have-another-one-of-her-and-then-I-will-breed-that-one-when-she-is-10-and-so-on.Oh-and-what-kind-of-food-should-I-feed-I-started-feeding-her-a-raw-diet-because-that's-what-they-recommended-at-the-pet-store-


I seem to have blocked all other conversations from this week as this is all I can remember. Face-palm.

*All names and identifying details have been changed. Any resemblence to actual persons or events is purely coincidental. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Bad Week For Cats

Monday: A middle aged man brings in an older cat with fleas. The cat is apparently healthy, although it has a history of eating a lot and drinking a lot, and probably has something else going on, although it is likely mild. Despite my best effort to convince him otherwise, the man wants to euthanize the cat because he can't take care of her anymore.

Tuesday: A woman calls at closing time to ask if she can bring in her cat which she ran over that morning. The cat apparently ran off and has now been found hiding under the bushes. He comes in with a smashed hind leg covered in feces, but miraculously everything else seems ok. He will live... with amputation.

Wednesday: I am in a car with our vet student, K, on our way to a C.E. dinner, and she points to a restaurant and tells me they are filming Kitchen Nightmares there. And as we pass, Chef Ramsey is standing outside, by himself, half hunched over next to a board blocking the restaurant's front door. This has nothing to do with cats but we needed some comic relief this week, so there.

Thursday: A man who is a known hoarder brings in a kitten. It was born to a feral queen about 9 weeks ago. It is half the weight it should be, white as a ghost, weak, skin and bones, and SAR in its abdomen (something ain't right). It had an obstruction, which was likely cat litter. It was probably eating cat litter because it was anemic from flea infestation. We had to euthanize her.

I am so glad I am leaving town tomorrow......

*All names and identifying details have been changed, and any resemblance to actual beings or events is purely coincidental.