Update for Bagheera

Update for Bagheera

Hello to Bagheera’s sponsors,

What a confusing end of February Bagheera has had!

Normally used to being snuggled and fawned over throughout the day, Bags has been spending his days in his crate. A strange-looking spot on his right flank, in the area where he was shaved for his ultrasound last month, was confirmed by our vet to be ‘weird indeed’. A culture was sent out, and unfortunately we just found out that our dear little boy does indeed have ringworm.

As you may or may not know, ringworm (which is not a worm at all, but rather a harmless, unsightly fungus along the lines of athlete’s foot) is all too easily passed from cat to cat, so it was necessary to bring Bags to the back holding room area. Handling of ringworm-positive and ringworm-suspicious kitties has to be at a minimum – which is hard for both them and us!

Just hours before we found out for sure that Bagheera had ringworm, I took him outside while I was doing some labeling. It was a bright, sunny day, and he was sniffing the air when he wasn’t attacking the labels (see pictures). He was having so much fun.

I was very sad to get the news but glad he was having a fun day. Bagheera still gets his daily loves and cuddles while the room is being cleaned in the morning and towards the end of the day, as the ‘last cat touched’ by his buddies.

In good medical news, Bags’ liver values (the cause of last month’s visit to the emergency vet) are just fine. His urinary tract infection (UTI) has also cleared up.

Hopefully Bags will be back in the lobby soon – but it will take some time. We want to make sure he is ringworm free before coming back out.

Thank you for supporting Bags through all his ups and downs, and have a wonderful March.