Friday, January 06, 2006

Getting Big

Liz took the boys for their annual checkup and vaccinations today and, according to the vet, they are in great health. Even though we haven't been able to brush their teeth, the doctor said their teeth and gums are in good shape and they don't need a professional cleaning.

We now know how much the boys weigh. They are both 12.5 pounds. Last year at this time they were 5 pounds, but they were just babies then.

7 comments:

HuntGrunt said...

Hey, Avram, why not have Liz do a guest-post about her visit to the vet?

DEBRA said...

Sounds like you have raised some very nice and healthy kitties!

Muddy, BloggingCat.com said...

Brushing teeth is hard -- my pet humans can't do it to me, either. Glad you are all healthy! :D

Boni said...

I won't let anyone brush my teeth. Yuk. I'd remove some of their fingers or something. Don't blame you for not risking your fingers! They sounds like great kitties and all grown up now :)

~Liz said...

Not too much to report on their vet vist. They were nervous because I had to put them in two seperate carriers since they're too big to fit in one any more. They're not used to being separated so that was cause for a lot of meowing.
They were good with the dr no fighting or anything. Beowulf did keep trying to cuddle with me for comfort but he was also curious and wanting to explore. He also purred his way through the whole experience. But then Purring is Beowulf's respnse to everything even things that scare him.

The Dr said Arthur was easier to examine since he wasnt as skittish as his brother. Both were the subject of admiration at how big they've gotten since everyone remembered the cute fluffy balls of love they'd once been.

I was just happy to hear how healthy our boys were.

Magoo, Smudge, Bella & Dolce said...

We mix an oral care dry food in with the normal cat food. It's a little bigger and a bit more fibrous, so the cats have to really crunch into it. Our vet said that the chewing through little prey is what keeps a wild cat's teeth clean. This oral care food is supposed to mimic that cleaning action. So far it has worked, Magoo had to get his teeth cleaned last year, but then he was 8 1/2 years old. Smudge had a small speck of tartar that the vet was able to flick off without having to sedate him. So in our minds this foods does the trick, given that it borders on suicide to put your hands anywhere near Magoo's mouth.

Anonymous said...

You can weigh your cats by weighing yourself, and then weighing yourself holding the cat, and doing a little math, JFYI.