Yes I do have a kitty with the nickname Gwatches. His real name is Gratch. Anyway, I'm new! Hello and greetings everyone!
I joined the forum because I do need help with my kitty and my sister's kitty but joining a forum is also good because it can help with preventative care so I hope to learn a lot from all of you. I've had cats ever since I was a kid so I'm not completely new to cats in general but I certainly don't know everything. Right now I have four male, indoor rescue kitties. Kotick, Pazuzu, Mustakrakish (or Musta/Moostnya/Nyanya/Banana for short/silly) and Gratch aka Gwatches.
Kotick went to the vet recently for panting far too soon after hardly any exertion. An x-ray showed an enlarged heart so we're currently working on getting a proper diagnosis and treatment for that. The vet said it wasn't currently life threatening (we don't want to let it get to that point though obviously) and to limit his play/movement in the meantime while we get our finances sorted. We did apply for Carecredit but we were offered the 6 month plan instead of a 12+ month plan because the vet decided they needed to do more tests after I had already applied. I'll try and see if I can get that extended. Not to worry! He will get treatment. He's my 8 year old baby.
My sister's kitty has issues that are far worse and I'll be making a separate thread for that so please watch out for it while I type it up in the Health section of the forum. Thank you.