Sonny Vincent

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  1. pennywise

    pennywise New Member

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    Hi I'm Sarah-- Between myself, my sister, my nephew, and our roommates, we literally have a house full of cats. The undisputed King of Cats, is my Sonny Vincent. He's the oldest of all- turned 16 a couple months ago. And all the other cats bow down to him.

    Sonny came to me at 2 months old and injured- he was probably carried around in a big dog's mouth as there were puncture marks on his belly and a huge (infected) sore on his neck. Two surgeries later, he was good as new.

    When he was 9, he had a aural hematoma (see photo of right ear). And 4 years ago, he went deaf (I still haven't figured out why). 2 years ago he was diagnosed with asthma. And yesterday he was diagnosed with diabetes.

    He's always been a big boy but more solid than "chubby". I'm hoping to learn a lot from this forum.

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    Post surgery Summer 2001 - see incision on stomach & sore on neck :(

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    Post aural hematoma surgery May 2010

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    Sonny & His youngest friend May 2017
     
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  2. trapnurse

    trapnurse Member

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    Aww what a Beautiful little duo!! they are lucky to have such a Loving catmom!
    Youll get lots of help here i assure you. to get you started youll need your spread sheet when you can, and your signiture/profile information which can all be found int he suggestions and tech support area. But to short cut this for you heres some links to use!

    spread sheet set up
    http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/fdmb-spreadsheet-instructions.130337/

    Understanding the spread sheet
    http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/understanding-the-spreadsheet-grid.156606/

    and help for setting up the profile!
    http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/understanding-the-spreadsheet-grid.156606/

    if you need help on any of this feel free to ask and someone will help out here~
     
  3. pennywise

    pennywise New Member

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    Thank you! In looking over the spreadsheet links, I'm not sure they apply to me yet as Sonny isn't yet getting shots. The vet decided to change his diet to see if that helps any; we go back in a month to recheck his levels then go from there.
     
  4. trapnurse

    trapnurse Member

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    I would suggest home testing when you can feel comfortable with it, its the best way to really get a look st what's going on, it can be intimidating at first. If you have any questions on his health go ahead and make a thread in feline health with your questions that way we can get a bigger range of advice for you! Welcome to the forum and I hope we can help!!
     
  5. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    Don't let the vet talk you into the expensive perscription food. The wet is ok (the pate version, not the savory selects) but is no better than fancy feast classic, and you will spend $2/can. The dry is about 14-16% carb which is way too high for a diabetic cat.... There are better options available under 10%.


    Welcome Sonny. Youve proven your self to be a fighter.... Now it's time to kick diabetes' ass.
     
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  6. Yong

    Yong Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Sonny and his Mum!
    You definitely have a "little" fighter there! Come post any questions you have over on Main Health Forum :cat:
     

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