Would YOUR Cat Sitter Notice This?

Sometimes it takes something shocking to realize the value of a professional cat sitter. Recently, I started a cat sit for one our favorite cats, his name is Grayston (aka GMan). We’ve been caring for Grayston for at least ten years now. As soon as I walked into the house for my first visit, I […] The post Would YOUR Cat Sitter Notice This? first appeared on Purrfect Pet Sitting, LLC/East Greenbush, NY.

Would YOUR Cat Sitter Notice This?

Sometimes it takes something shocking to realize the value of a professional cat sitter.

Recently, I started a cat sit for one our favorite cats, his name is Grayston (aka GMan). We’ve been caring for Grayston for at least ten years now.

As soon as I walked into the house for my first visit, I knew something was off.

Grayston, who never misses a meal, left crunchies in his dish. I proceeded to feed him dinner and he took a few bites, but then walked away and just looked at me.

Something was DEFINITELY off.

I got down on the ground with Grayston and took a closer look. It didn’t take long to figure out what was wrong.

Grayston was sporting an abscessed tooth!

Having recently dealt with an infected tooth myself that thankfully didn’t turn into a full on abscess, I can only imagine the pain that Grayston was in. It had to be agonizing!

I immediately called his owner and texted him some pictures. We agreed that GMan needed to be seen by the vet ASAP!

I took him to Shaker Vet, where they decided to keep him for the day. They had to sedate him to drain the abscess and clean it out to see what they were dealing with. I was able to pick him up later that day and bring him back home, armed with some antibiotics.

If he had a cat sitter who didn’t ‘know’ him, how long would he have suffered until they noticed? Other than not eating all his food, he was still his usual loveable self.

Would a hobby sitter or the kid next door have caught this? Would they have known what to do?

I’ve written before about noticing things that the owner themselves hadn’t noticed because they see their pets every day and don’t notice the slight changes that take place over time. You can read about that here.

Sometimes it’s just not worth trying to save a few bucks. Hiring a professional in this instance was life saving!

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