Gus had his vet appointment this week. He had his vaccines and an ear check. Ever since he came to live with us, he’s had gumpy ears, especially his right one. Not ear mites but I suspected a yeast infection. I had him checked last year but the vet didn’t think so and just cleaned them. Wrong. I’ve been cleaning his ears every few weeks ever since. On Wednesday he met with the vet I prefer and yes, he has yeast in “them there folds!” He has also gained 3 pounds since he was adopted last August. He was already a full grown 3 year old cat so that’s a lot. We call it his covid weight. He’s not obese but he’s a chonker.
The thing with 16 pound cats is that they are strong. The thing with yeast infections is that they require ear drops twice a day for a week. The thing with Gus is that he’s not cooperative. I have to burrito him (wrap a towel around so his paws are immobilized). However, he can still make a wild jump before all the drops are administered. Let’s just say feeding times are not as pleasant as it used to be for the entire household. The other cats are trying to figure out how they can get something out of this situation and the peeps are always outsmarted. I consider it a win if I get a single drop in the bad ear.
It’s officially fall here weather-wise. We are loving it. Everyone including Gus and his loopy ears wish you a great weekend.