I really like our veterinary office. They just moved into a new building and went from being a small clinic to an actual animal hospital. It's so much bigger and really nice! There's a much larger waiting room which is actually separated a little bit for cats and dogs. There's even a little area for kids to play vet while they wait. And the exam rooms are really nice!
I had to wait until Johnny could go with me...I can't take all three by myself anymore. I can put Milo and Angel in the same carrier (one of those soft-sided ones that kinda look like a duffel bag) and they do just fine...but Leo is an entirely different story. :P He absolutely HATES car rides. As soon as we got in the car, he was trying to escape the pet carrier (the plastic kind where the top detaches and there's a metal door on the front). I thought being such a small carrier (and him being such a big cat) that maybe the smaller confinement would be more calming for him. NOPE. He managed to break one of the tabs that keeps the top on and was pushing his face through the opening to get out while I was trying to put the door back in the slots and hold it shut. Finally I got him to settle down (though he started panting which looks so creepy in cats). Meanwhile...Milo and Angel were just chilling and laying all comfy in the bag carrier. :P
Johnny waited with me for a bit, but then he had to leave to pick up Ashlyn from school. The vet came in and we decided to get the rabies and distemper for all three and the Feline Leukemia vaccine for Leo, but then wait to get the Leukemia vaccine for Milo and Angel until next payday. I didn't want to have to deal with transporting Leo again, so he's all done. :P
The kitties are doing great. I had been concerned about a spot on Milo's mouth that looked pretty red and raw last week, but it has almost healed completely. The vet said it looked like he had gotten an infection, but since it's mostly cleared up on it's own we didn't have to do anything else with it...just watch and make sure it goes away. And Leo has had a lump on the side his neck that you can feel under the skin and then has like a clump of black stuff that works it's way out. I know cats can get feline acne...but that's usually more on their face and chin. The vet said it's probably just a cyst and if it's not bothering him (which I don't think it has been), then it's fine to leave it alone for now.
Oh! And the new building has tables that can be lowered to the ground or raised up (so big dogs don't have to be lifted onto a table) and it also has a built-in scale...so we officially weighed the kitties. Angel is 10 lbs, Milo is 12 lbs, and Leo is 15 lbs. I honestly thought Angel would weigh less than that because she feels so light. But she's a domestic medium hair and they range from about 11-22 lbs (so she's apparently smaller for her breed) while the domestic short hair ranges from 6-16 lbs. I'm not surprised that Leo weighs so much, though...he's all muscle and feels even heavier than 15lbs!
The kitties did really good with their shots. Leo was the only one to hiss at the vet after his first shot...other than that they were just wide-eyed and nervous. :P Milo went first and after his shots, I went to put him back in the carrier and he turned around and tried to hide behind the carrier Leo was in and burrow in between the seat cushions on the bench. :P
But...the kitties are doing great and the vet said I'm doing a good job as a cat mama. :)