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And it's done! Kai's annual vet visit is just as stressful for me as it is for her. But it is a necessity. Probably made stressful because it was with a new office. I didn't have the greatest experience at her last vet, so I'll admit I went in a little leary.

I brought my tablet for pictures because I didn't want to fumble with my camera or risk dropping it if I needed to tend to Kai.

Office: A nice open, clean space, despite the current renovation. The footprints on the floor are a cute touch. Everything looked clean. No bad smells. A little older but nothing was falling apart or peeling off of a surface.

Mini store on location. They also have a cat hotel. If I use them, I'll do a post on the experience.

Staff: From the phone to when I went into the office, I was happy with everyone. When I went to the appointment I only had to wait for about 10 minutes before I was in an examine room.

The vet tech took down all the pertinent information. Did an exam of Kai, without stressing her out. She answered my 100 questions, with patience. Very friendly and open, especially when I let her know what I did not like about Kai's previous vet.

The veterinarian was great as well. He answered all of my questions and elaborated on some issues. There was not a heavy sale on shots or treatments, that many offices will try, to get even more money from you. He asked about me and volunteered information about himself. I want to know a little about the person who is going to put my baby under general anesthesia, in the future.

In total I was in the exam room for almost an hour. I had a lot of questions and concerns! I was not made to feel as if I was bothering them or asking too many questions.

Kai: She calmed down after the vet was in the room for about 10 minutes. He and his staff were great with backing off when she was getting agitated. But she was more than happy to creep back into her carrier, for good, and get the heck outta there!

I hate this worried/stressed look on her face!

Me: Relieved that this year's visit is over and she is healthy for the most part. Her teeth, which are not so great but fixable, are up next. Cha-ching. February is pet dental month & many veterinarians offer 20% off. Check your local vet to see if they have any spots left for the month.

And she's out! Right back into her carrier but the vet hadn't come in yet. Just the vet tech. Sorry Kai.

Conclusion: So far, so good but if they mess up or I become uncomfortable with her care, (like with the previous vet) I will find a new one. Ah, the things we do for our fur babies!

Pictures taken with, Samsung Galaxy Tab A Sm-p550 16 Gb Tablet - 9.7 - Plane To Line (pls) Switching - Wireless Lan - Q

Cat carrier that I use & love! Sleepypod - Air In-Cabin Pet Carrier, Jet Black A little pricey but I purchased this on sale. Coupon codes are also helpful, to save money.

2014 vet visit (She went in 2015 but has a new vet, this year.)

(This post is not sponsored.)

Till next time,

Nadia

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  • Kai's visit went better then last year, but I still got a little teary eyed. Another rabies shot was due. I thought it was next year (sorry Kai). I'm not a fan of shots, especially since she is not an outdoor cat. However, if she gets out and gets into a fight with an animal that does have rabies and she is not vaccinated, it's over for her. Or if she happens to bite someone and they demand that she's tested, I have no legal recourse. The only way to test for rabies is to test the brain. I don't want to have to deal with that scenario.
  • She did her banshee scream, a couple of times, which brought tears to my eyes. Anyone with a cat(s) knows that scream. It sounds like a human being tortured. Creepy as heck. If I had human children, their dad would have to deal with the shots. The needles don't bother me, it's the reaction.

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  • Apparently in the pet labs/research centre (where ever that is), their working on 5 & 7 year rabies shots, instead of 3 year. Sounds good to me. The less shots per year is always better.
  • Her weight has gone down a few ounces, which was good, but she can't gain any weight. She's at the max, for a healthy body weight.

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  • The other not so great portion. She has a touch of gingivitis on her back teeth, which is really bothering me. I don't want it to lead to pain, infection or tooth loss. I'm glad that I brush her teeth, usually every other day. Mind you, only in the last couple of months have I been able to get to her back teeth. I'll be bumping it up to every day. A professional cleaning is in order, so she has more then 1 fang at 15.
  • Next year, February is Pet Oral Health Month and I've also learned at Kai's veterinarian, the fee is 30% off. Good to know, I'll have to book early.

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  • Overall this year's visit was a success. Not perfect, but a 6/10 (vet assessment number) on the freak-out scale, which is getting lower with each yearly visit. Kai's vet is great and so are the vet technicians & assistants. They take the time to answer questions, alleviate my fears and more importantly know when to back off, so Kai doesn't have a complete melt down.

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  • For those who like to enter contests, Royal Canin Canada's Facebook Page, is having a great one. Like the page, read the rules and enter. If your pet doesn't eat that brand of food, donate it and use the voucher toward your next vet visit. Contest closes December 8th, 2013, 11:59:59 PM EST.

Song of the Week: Miss You Much, Janet Jackson, 1990, A&M Records. Watch Miss You Much. (Links may not work in all countries. All videos belong to the artist/corporation. This is not a sponsored post.)

Till next time,

Nadia