Saturday, October 25, 2008
I Created Hell for Myself Last Thursday
Labels: Hell on Earth
I remember the days when we got a kitten from a litter for free. Those kittens not chosen by someone would be put down.
Cats cost nothing dat to day except the cat food they ate.
We took a cat to the vet if it was suffering but there was no regular maintenance like teeth cleaning or shots.
Now my wife takes our 10yo dogs to the vet each year for shots. I tell her that few other owners would be doing that every year and for middle aged dogs.
Whats right and whats wrong is a difficult question.
I haven't been keeping their vaccinations up regularly since they are indoor cats. Also, my old cat developed a sarcoma at the injection site and it had to be removed. Not all vets advocate yearly injections, but the laws do due to rabies. The vets now inject each vaccine at a different spot and note the location to see which vaccine is causing the sarcomas, although if it is a combination of vaccines (they are usually just attenuated viruses) causing the problem, the new methodolgy will eliminate the problem rather than uncover it. I used to get mad at one of them for chewing my cables, but her teeth were in better shape than the one who doesn't chew cables. I can buy a lot of cabling for chewing for $500. There's probably an idea for business there - a flexible tube that a cat or dog can chew that basically works like dental floss for one's pet, though dogs do have chew bones.
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