Devi's skin swabs came back negative, so the next steps are a skin biopsy next Friday and a trial of a hypoallergenic diet. Hopefully the diet transition will go smoothly, and we will all like the new food. Unfortunately, because Devi does not like being restrained, she will have to be sedated for the biopsy.
Dragonheart has a consult with the oncology department at the nearby veterinary college in August. Although the pathology on his mass came back as benign, the oral surgeons at the small animal cancer centre are the ones with the knowledge and skill to aggressively excise the mass so it hopefully does not return. In the meantime Dragonheart is on painkillers to deal with the discomfort from the mass. (Oh, since we had a question about it: the tooth that was causing the pain in the first place, and that was exposed, was extracted back in May when Dragonheart had his dental).
Here are some more photos of Dragonheart at the vet yesterday.
|My tail is sticking out of the hole in the tunnel!|
|You can see our vet is AAHA accredited!|
|There are fishies at our vet!|
Now on to the winners of Dragonheart's birthday contest! Identifying the Dragonheart photos was clearly difficult! It is also clear that having nekkids helps, as King Punapippuri of Pikku Punapippuri did the best job at identifying the correct photos. He (and the rest of his clowder) win a digital scrapbook page made by our mom with their photos, both a 12 by 12 inch suitable for printing, and a 600 pixel page for web display.
Below you can find which photo belongs to which Sphynx. No surprise that pretty much everyone knew that L belonged to Dragonheart, but the remainder were tricky! You can also see from these photos that we aren't totally hairless - we have a little bit of fuzz (although Merlin has very, very little, and Devi has quite a bit, for a Sphynx at least). We hope you had fun trying to guess who was who! Thanks to everyone who played along!
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