Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Long Overdue Maggie May Update

So, the other day I was thinking…. You know how certain cat breeds are more prone to specific health problems than non-purebred cats? Like for instance, luxating patellas are said to be more common in Bengals. I have been keeping this blog since we first discovered Maggie May’s luxating patella back in 2008. Since then, I have only heard from one Bengal cat mom whose kitty has this condition. However, I have probably heard from 10 or more cat moms whose cats are of no specific breed and have this condition. Anyway, I just thought that was interesting.
I haven’t done an update on Maggie May in a while and now is as good a time as any. I couldn’t be happier with how great Maggie May has come along since her last surgery in 2008. If not for going through the experience, I would never know that she ever had a health problem, much less went through three knee surgeries. She has no residual effects from the knee cap problem or the surgeries to correct it. No limping, no pain, nothing! She plays like any spunky cat does; darting all over the room chasing toys. She loves to chase the toy around, then pick it up, carry it around all while mewing. Of course, her favorite time to do this is after “lights out.” She is the cutest little thing. Well, not so little anymore. I bet she is close to ten pounds now. We have been told by the vet that the lighter she is, the better it is for her knee joints. So I have been making an effort to cut her back a little on the food.