February 23, 2007

Someone's Missing some Belly Fur

POST #    2396

A little more than a week ago, we took Mortimer to the vet for a sonogram in attempt to find out the cause of his weight loss. Blood tests and x-rays didn't show anything (the lengths we go for pets!), which is why we had to get the sonogram. That finally revealed (after belly shaving - see another view) that Mortimer had a thickened small intestine, which may cause decreased absorption of the nutrients in his food. We were told to give Mort some prescription food that has protein sources that are new to him. What's crazy is the flavors this food comes in. Not your typical liver, fish, or chicken, but duck, rabbit, and venison! Our cat now eats better than most humans. Hopefully, this will result in some weight gain for the little dude. We've certainly noticed a positive change in his personality though.

Incidentally, if you're looking for a vet I highly recommend the New York Cat Hospital. Despite being so far from our apartment, we find the staff there to be the biggest cat lovers we've ever seen. Maybe it's just our cats, but the service that they provide is worth the inconvenience of the commute.

P.S. - I'm told that this photo is very un-Tien Mao like.

Posted by tien mao in Mortimer at 8:23 AM



So he will be alright?

Posted by: caitlin at February 23, 2007 1:56 PM

hopefully, with his new diet, yes.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 23, 2007 2:01 PM

It almost looks like Mort is flicking you off!

Posted by: Jen at February 24, 2007 7:40 PM

i prefer to think of it as mortimer flexing.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 25, 2007 5:23 PM

Get well Morty!

Posted by: information leafblower at February 26, 2007 10:26 AM

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