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one more thing...about the cat & $

November 14th, 2006 at 02:12 am

I love my cat, Colbi. She's cute, she plays with toys, she follows me around the house, she loves to snuggle AND she greets me at the door when I come home at night.

BUT she has crystals, so I have to buy special cat food for her. And when I take her to the vet, like I did today, we have to do urinalysis tests to make sure they didnt come back. We only do it every year or two, but its pricey.

Plus, she's 5 years old now & the vet noted some gingivitis. No biggie, but her gums are swollen & they look painful. So, now I need to get her a teeth cleaning. More $$$.

I had been thinking about getting a second cat, but with the costs, I've decided against it.

Even though the vet today was VERY costly, when we go to bed & she snuggles with me, I'll know its worth it Smile

4 Responses to “one more thing...about the cat & $”

  1. threebeansalad Says:

    Sorry to hear about that. You're the second person this week who has "told" me their cat was just diagnosed with crystals. I don't know if it would make a difference, but I fear my cat getting crystals so I always give her filtered water (we already have a PUR filter on the tap for us so it's no biggie).

  2. yummy64 Says:

    My cat costs me a fortune too! But he's family and he's worth it. He's now 23 and I've had him for about 15 years.

    Please give your kitty a cuddle for me.

  3. tinapbeana Says:

    my kitties are worth their weight in gold!! ok, maybe worth their weight in copper, but you know what i mean Big Grin
    for folks who raz me about the cost of owning a pet, i tell them to research the stress reducing benefits of owning a pet. i figure the money i dump into food, litter, shots, treats, and toys is a lot less than what i would dump into treating myself for strees, hypertension, and heart disease. it's preventative maintenance!

  4. HouseHopeful Says:

    My vet explained that crystals are due to the cat's body not processing minerals the way that they should. Certain foods will create the crystals, but I don't know that water would. But hey, every little bit helps Smile

    Luckily, the vet food has effectively stopped the crystals. She hasn't shown any symptoms in over 3 years. YEAH!

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