Beautiful Senior cat just adopted
Ever since my last Maine coon passed of lung cancer on Christmas Day 2013, I have had the itch for another Maine coon. As anyone who has one can tell you, they are very devoted cats.
I was perusing petfinder, and fell in love with a senior Maine Coon from a local rescue, and started inquiring.
Because of a (snake) rescue I did last fall, I missed (totally forgot about) the appointment for everyone's rabies vaccine - so that had to be corrected.
Once everyone was current, I went and picked up my new boy. He was brought to the shelter by someone who found him starving on the streets last October, and though he has gained a little weight, he still has more to go.
He has a crumpled ear. The assumption is that a bad infection, from an injury, caused it's collapse. It requires a little extra cleaning, but is not a big deal for him otherwise.
He also is missing one or more teeth (hard to tell, he won't let me look just yet) and seems to struggle with eating kibble - which may contribute to the lack of weight. I do feed him canned, as did the shelter, but maybe not enough.
I am calling the vet as soon as I get my schedule to get him in for a senior wellness exam, and discuss a good diet for a senior cat who needs to put on some weight, but may be dentally deficient. I may try adding some chicken broth to his kibble to soften it up in the meantime, and see if it helps any.
His coat is slowly coming back - he was a matted up mess when he came to the shelter, and riddled with fleas. They combed out what they could, and gave him revolution, but parts of him still had to be shaved, so he is a bit patchy and think right now. But with good food, some R&R, and frequent grooming, it should be back in no time.
I'll get some pics up in a bit.
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