Hello, our names are Patches and Houdini. Patches is the giant compared to little, tiny Houdini but we are both quite elderly ladies in search of a quiet life. We are both very shy although Patches is much braver than little Houdini, and she likes to patrol the house calling her special call to warn off any predators, a little annoying at times but she stops if you say hello to her. I think she knows that two other cats live in the foster home with her but they live on the other side of a magical door that she is not allowed past. Maybe, when she is in her own home she will not need to call to them.
We both love to snuggle up with foster dad on the couch and Houdini loves to cuddle him in bed. He is our special person and we love him more than foster mum.
We love each other too, especially if we are frightened like we were in the shelter, then we cuddled each other all the time. We like living inside now and as Houdini had a skin cancer removed from her little nose its better that we both stay out of the sun.
Our foster home is in Hillarys.
Patches has Gingivostomatitis which is a combination of inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) and the mouth (stomatitis). The gum tissue looks reddened and may bleed if scraped. It can be very painful for cats if it progresses too far. Dental hygiene may help prevent its development or worsening symptoms. There are several measures you can take to improve your new cat’s dental health. Ask the cat welfare officer who is assisting you for a dental hygiene handout, and if you require more information please ask to have a consultation booked with one of our Cat Haven veterinarians to discuss her case in particular.
Houdini has had significant treatment to remove or prevent a serious type of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma. This type of cancer often occurs on the tips or the ears or on the nose and is why her ear flaps (or pinna) have been frozen. This type of skin cancer arises after excessive exposure to the sun, and therefore to reduce her risk of repeat surgery or worsening disease we recommend that she is kept indoors only and her sun exposure is limited as much as possible.
Houdini also has a heart murmur. The murmur has been assessed by Cat Haven veterinary staff as mild (grade three or less) and not likely to cause any adverse effects on her health. If you would like to discuss this further with one of Cat Haven’s veterinarians please ask one of our grounds staff to assist you in booking a consultation.
Cat Haven does not take any responsibility for any subsequent conditions or issues that may develop in the future as a result of these conditions.
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