Our featured cat for The River's Purrfect Friday: Dickins
Here's what Dr. Jen had to say about Dickins:
Cute as the Dickins, this cat is one handsome feline who has been feeling fine since he was brought to us in September of 2006 as a stray, then got himself a home in March of 2007! All was well, with a few minor issues with urinary crystals while he was in his home (very well treated and managed) until his owners asked if they could return him to us in July of 2011. Although they adored Dickins (the former Skreech), they had adopted a child two years prior, and as time went on, the child developed quite problematic respiratory issues that were exacerbated by having a cat in the home. So we happily agreed to take our kitty back (once a Crash Cat, always a Crash Cat), though I can say that Dickins was less than thrilled initially to be back in our midst again.
Although a big boy at over 12 pounds (born in March of 2005), he is actually a very shy fella, quite a change from the exuberant, very vocal fella we adopted out years ago (I think having a home mellowed him:) Luckily he has many pals to chum around with and is taking comfort from them as he gets used to life here again. As far as long term care goes, he will need periodic urine checks to insure that his bladder is not forming crystals, and a bit of canned food on a daily basis. Other than that, he is low-key and not a demanding cat at all. I think he will thrive in a home that is quiet and mellow like he is now, so that will be our goal. I do think he would like a kitty companion as well, a furry brother to chum around with as well.
This cat has a history of urinary crystals.
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