Q: What’s the first thing a vet says to a cat?
A: HELLO KITTY!
And so our story begins! Just over 2 years ago a large impound of cats was brought to a local Denver animal shelter. The shelter believed that the cats were part of a hoarding situation and many were in bad shape. Among them was a beautiful domestic long hair named Whisper who was roughly 10 years old, had not been spayed and all of her teeth were infected.
She was taken for medical care to Parkside Animal Health Center – a veterinary clinic located in southeast Aurora, Colorado. Dr. Eisenhauer (owner of Parkside and also a veterinarian at the shelter) performed the dental procedure while Whisper was still in the care of the shelter. She stopped eating after the surgery which sometimes happens to cats – they can be very picky. Dr. Eisenhauer fostered Whisper while she was recovering from her extensive surgery.
Unfortunately due to the extent of her tooth decay, Whisper ended up losing all of her teeth! Normally, after such an extensive procedure cats are offered wet food but Whisper just wouldn’t eat it. Despite normal practice, Whisper was offered dry kibble and she went crazy for it. Even without teeth, dry kibble was the only thing Whisper would eat.
Since then she now lives at the vet clinic full time and has her own room with climbing shelves, scratching posts, a bed and her food bowls. And yes, she still eats only dry kibble – the entire staff have tried giving her canned food and even baby food treats when feeding other kitties, but she will never touch it.
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Our sincerest thanks go to Dr. Eisenhauer and all the caring staff at Parkside Animal Health Center for their compassion and kindness in adopting and loving Whisper and making her part of their family!