UPDATE: An afternoon at the Kitchen Kitten Clinic
HIYA!! SAVANNAH HERE!!!
I know most of my readers are very familiar with KITTEN SEASON! And you also know that Mom L, at my direction, has been volunteering with our partner nonprofit organization, Community Concern For Cats (CC4C) for over eight years at their almost weekly KITCHEN CLINIC.
This clinic takes place in the kitchen of the lady who manages CC4C. The attending veterinarian is my buddy Doc Josie. Mom L does the recording for medical records and Miss Gemma does all of the “holding” of the patients for Doc Josie.
This clinic is basically set up to prepare kittens for adoption. All kittens are from abandoned mom cats living outside as community cats. They receive the following when they come in for “The Works“!
- FeLV test for feline leukemia
- First FVRCP vaccination ( feline distemper)
- First of a series of three, every two weeks, of Pyrantel for deworming
- First of once a month treatment of Revolution for fleas
- A general Vet check-up
Mind you, some kittens are resistant to these inflictions upon their bodies!! MOL!! Especially the part when they must be held still!
At this weekly clinic, Doc Josie also sees some only “medical cases” which can be adults or even kittens that are not thriving.
The handsome male brown tabby above had the biggest paws and so dark and handsome!
We see so many kittens, itty bitty ones, with eye infections. Sigh—the perils of being born wild in the out of doors. But with the wonderful fosters from CC4C and this Kitchen Clinic and Doc Josie, these littles are cured and thrive and find loving forever homes.
The above trio of kittens came to the clinic so thin, severe diarrhea and simply not putting on weight. Normally, kittens who are thriving gain one quarter pound per week. Miss Gemma told their foster that she would take them under her wing for care. Miss Gemma can snatch almost any kitten from the paws of death—and that’s no kidding!!!
Doc Josie and Miss Gemma brought out some yummy Nulo turkey and chicken wet food, good for kittens and adults. And the kittens chowed down! Mom L saw these kittens last week and they are doing GREAT!!!!
This Kitchen Clinic is Mom L’s most favorite thing to do ever!! She has learned so much and done things to help her bestie Doc Josie do surgical repairs to kitten’s butts and oh so many more things—not bad for a retirement project, right??
So what do ya think about our Paw It Forward work??
PAW PATS, SAVANNAH