I am pleased to report that Alex continues to do well, medically.
His skin problem has (thankfully) not returned and his appetite remains good.
As you recall, while everyone else in the FIV Suite eats dry food, Alex gets wet food twice per day.
To make sure that he gets his food, we feed him in a large crate (this is necessary to keep the other cats from taking his food away).
He has gotten so used to this procedure, that as feeding time approaches, he will get into the crate on his own and start yowling.
When you enter the suite at feeding time, you will find him in his crate, peeking out and sounding as if he hasn’t had a crumb of food in a week.
To the right, you can see a photo of Alex happily ensconced in his crate with a plate full of food.
We were expecting to have a checkup ultrasound (for his heart) this past month.
But, we have had some problems with ringworm (which is actually a highly contagious fungus and not a worm of any kind) this past month and we are trying desperately to keep the FIV+ cats from becoming infected.
Since his recheck is not an emergency, we have decided to avoid the possibility of spreading ringworm and we will hold off on his ultrasound until the ringworm problem is eradicated.
So, until next month, please keep a good thought for dear Alex.
And, thanks again for helping to provide him with care he needs.