Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Jewel Goes to the Vet

Yesterday, I woke up really really really early and took Jewel to the vet for another blood pressure check.  I made the decision to take her myself as her dad's house is stressful on her and I figured it would not provide for an accurate blood pressure read for her to be very stressed out for a few days before her appointment.

Jewel's blood pressure is now NORMAL!!  Personally, I think this is due to a combination of a much less stressful environment and her medication.  She will remain on the tiny dose of medication she's on.

Unfortunately, she's lost a tremendous amount of weight, again. :(  She's lost 5.5 more ounces in the past 3 weeks, which takes her down to 8 pounds 9 ounces.  I noticed she wasn't eating a lot the past few days, but she's been eating better than she had been in general, so I decided it was time to ask the vet about the a/d.  The vet agreed this would be a good idea to try, so we are now mixing it gradually into her wet food and feeding her *three* times a day.  Essentially, she gets to eat whatever she wants, whenever she wants.

Jewel: There were only two things good about this. 
1. I got lots of treats!
2. I heard the doctor say I get to eat anything I wants as much as I wants!

She seems to like the a/d which is a big relief!  Plus, she won't necessarily *have* to eat as much of it if she isn't hungry as she would a normal food given its high in calories. :)

I just hope she will gain some weight.  I worry about hers.


  1. Poor baby! Give her a cuddle from us, and present her with a whole roast chicken :-)

  2. Good news about Jewel's blood pressure! Now let's hope she starts eating and puts some weight back on. We're purring for you, Jewel!

  3. That is good news that Jewel's blood pressure is down to normal! I am purring for her to eat more (like I should talk, I don't eat enough either!).

  4. Come on Jewel, eat up!

    Feel better.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  5. SO glad her blood pressure is normal! Now it's time to eat like mad, Jewel!

  6. Hi there Jewel and family. Thank you for coming over to us and leaving a comment :) I hope you eat the stinky goodness and put on more weight soon, sweetheart!! Your mom worries about you xx

  7. Want me to take you out to dinner so you will eat more? I'll show you how! Love, Cody

  8. We are glad to hear your BP is down. Harry highly recommends Salmon as a special treat(especially fresh, heh,heh,heh). We're glads you found some food that makes your tummy happy!
    Harry, Dexter and Tipp

  9. That is some good progress Jewel, not you need to chow down! Come on, let's eat!

  10. AD is yummy stuff Jewel, so do eat as much as you can sweetheart. We are happy that your BP is under control now. Sending you big loving purrs little girl

    Gerry & Mungo

  11. Jewel you must eat up and get some meat on your bones - that will make you even more cuddly.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  12. We're really glad her bp is normal, that's a huge relief.

    Purrs and purrayers that she eats and puts weight back on. We could spare a few pounds (or more) between us!

    -Nicki and Derry

  13. Oh dear - purrs and prayers will be with Jewel. We hope she can get healthy again. ha ha - I can give her a pound or two myself.

  14. Glad she's doing better. Perhaps she'll start eating better soon.

  15. Thanks for stopping by to visit today.

    I hope sweet Jewel takes complete advantage of being allowed to eat whatever, whenever, as much as she wants! XOXOXOX