Our cats have been patients at Cedar River AH for going on 20 years. We were very pleased with the recent services Bo received. He's a senior cat (apx. 17) with a history of intestinal blockages and surgeries (4). Last week he developed what we suspected was another blockage so it was important to have him seen right away. Past delays, before we recognized the signs, resulted in very expensive trips to the ER!
Cedar River AH was able to give him an appointment within the hour. An exam and X-ray revealed that he did indeed have a sizeable hair ball which usually indicates the start of a blockage. He was treated quickly and appropriately, thus avoiding another surgery and hospital stay.
Bo is a medium haired cat who grooms regularly, and we had been having his fur clipped into a "lion cut" since his last surgery in 2013. However, we had allowed it to grow out this winter, which was probably a mistake. Cedar River AH recommended giving him a lion cut again. By that time Bo was NOT happy and put up considerable resistance. Over several hours and with the eventual help of a mild tranquilizer, the job got done. He looks terrific and is none the worse for wear.
We appreciate the CRAH staff and their patience and willingness to work with our very frightened, upset kitty. Many thanks to the veterinarian and to the groomer(s), who did an outstanding job of clipping him.