So I have had Noah for a little over a week now and he is absolutely fantastic. He’s always super lovey, wants all the attention and eats like crazy! He had a vet appointment on Wednesday and I’m happy to say that he has gained over a pound since he was first brought in! Which brings him right around the healthy weight range for his age and size.
So there was a couple times this week that I thought he was getting sick. I saw him excessively grooming himself (particularly in his genital area) which can be a sign of UTIs or other urinary issues, so I had the vet check him out for that. The vet said that everything looked alright. There was some crystals in his urine but that could of been because it was an older sample (I had managed to only get a sample from him at around midnight and it was noon the next day before the vet got it). They gave him some anti-inflammatory medication just in case he was having spasms.
He’s taking the pills like a champ! Hide them in the middle of a pile of treats and he eats it right up. Definitely a lot easier than trying to pry his mouth open.
I also noticed he was getting a little lethargic, he stopped running to the door whenever I opened it and stopped meowing, so I thought that maybe he’s not feeling well. But everything else is fine so he may just be a little bored. Stuck in a room for over a week straight can’t be too amusing. I left him out some toys to play with and I’m going to give him a run around with the laser pointer every night, so I’m positive that will help! The vet again didn’t find anything that could be wrong with him. He’s not showing any other signs of a kitty cold or anything, so he’s in good shape.
Noah is officially up for adoption after he’s done his medication! He’s done absolutely amazing during his 10 day quarantine. A few quirks I’ve noticed:
- He’s a mean stoner. He cannot handle his cat nip at all so he’s banned from it.
- He loves his paw being held and will let you just rub the top of his paw and knead your fingers. But try to cut his nails and you get the side eye and a warning growl.
- He is the gentlest cat ever. If you hand feed him treats, he’ll pick it up with the very edge of his teeth to make sure he doesn’t hurt you.
- The only wet food he likes is in a cheesy bacon sauce.
I’m so excited for him to find his permanent home. But I’m going to miss his sweet little face.
I’ve posted this on my social media’s, but ICYMI:
I’m having a hard time believing that this is the same cat. In just the 10 days he’s been with me, he’s gone from being scruffy, overly skinny and terrified cat that looked three times his age to this super friendly, soft, baby-faced cat that’s right around the perfect weight.
He loves being brushed, LOVES treats, and loves being told how handsome he is.
I hope you all enjoyed this update about Noah! I will be sure to update everyone soon on his adoption status. This little one isn’t going to be in care very long… I can feel it ❤
Until next time,