|Boomer relaxing last June 6, pre op day.|
The woman's name is Jeri and she is from Montana. She told me that the name of her veterinary doctor is Voltaire and he has a clinic somewhere in Tikling near Taytay. When I got home, I looked up the guy's name online and I also found some good feedbacks about his clinic.
|source of screencap|
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I decided I should give this clinic a try. The name of the clinic is Bethany Noah Animal Clinic.
Before I went to this clinic, I called them up to also have an idea on their going rate for enucleation. I was told it was 3000 inclusive of the professional fee. This is very affordable as compared to the other prices I got from other clinics. I put Boomer in the carrier and loaded her on a tricycle to town. It was a very uncomfortable ride because when I got to the tricycle stand I realized I didnt have enough money on me so I still had to wait for other passengers to board the vehicle. Also I had to prop the carrier on my lap during the whole ride. When I got to town, I still had to draw up some money for the surgery. There was also pouring rain and I had to wait for probably 10 minutes before I could walk up to the nearest ATM. It was a pain in the ass because it was 3PM and there was a slight traffic in town. But I decided I had to bring Boomer to the vet. Withdrawing cash took 10-15 minutes and waiting for an fx took another 10 minutes. But the ride itself was not a problem except when the rain started pouring again. When I got off the fx me and Boomer were a bit soaked from the rain.
The clinic wasnt too hard to find. I remember that Ive noticed their sign before everytime Id go to the city. I was always on the lookout for veterinary clinics along the main road just in case I didnt want to go back to my current veterinary doctor anymore. In this case, I just wanted to try a different clinic for a change.
|Counter near the entrance|
|cat food selections|
|I'm eying on getting this one when I come back to the clinic|
|Meow Mix 3kilos!it was so affordable too.|
|The Jolly Dr Belen checking Boomer|
|Boomer getting her eyes cleaned|
|Boomer's ears being cleaned and checked|
Dr Belen proceeded to clean Boomer's ears and also put some of the crusty stuff on a slide (i wish to highlight that this was not done by the veterinary doctor at Assumpta Clinic when I brought Thumper and Dapper for an ear cleaning there last March ). He gently cleaned Boomer's ears and showed me how to do it. He encouraged me to do the same for the other cats at home.
After he was done cleaning Boomer's ears, he went to his microscope and beckoned me to check it. I wasnt able to take a photo of it obviously since it was too tiny for the naked eye, but I couldnt forget how revolting it was to discover that these nasty critters lived in my cats' ears.
|google image, but this is what it did look like. ewwwww..|
I told Dr Belen I tried to clean the other cats' ears and wrapped the cats like burrito so they couldnt scratch me while I was putting solution and removing the ear crusties. He told me that I did the right thing. He did recommend an ear solution because I mentioned that I needed a new bottle since the one I bought from Singapore is almost out.
|Eye wash for Boomer|
|Medicated ear drops|
I still need to go back to the clinic early this month for Boomer's eyes to be stitched up. I have told Dr Belen that a friend of mine overseas told me that her blind cat's eyes were sewn shut because it prevented germs from infiltrating the perpetually open eye sockets. I asked him if it was a good idea to perform the procedure on Boomer. I have to go back there for him to check her again and suggest what needs to be done next. Also it is high time for Enchong's balls to get chopped off. Sad day for Enchong indeed because he is scheduled for castration.
For now, I religiously clean Boomer's eyes each day with the new solution I bought. Also Ive tried using the ear cleaning solution and medicated ear drops on all four cats in my room and some of the cats downstairs. Dapper and Thumper hate ear cleaning sessions though.I have no trouble cleaning Enchong's ears. He doesnt really mind it and like Boomer, he purrs when Im cleaning his ears.
I think this veterinary clinic is the perfect clinic for my pets. There seemed to be a connection between my cat and her new doctor. There was what Id call a personal touch that the previous veterinarian unfortunately lacked. I wouldnt say the services of Assumpta Clinic was that bad. For one, they have the advantage of being geographically closer than Bethany Noah. The issue however is that I want a doctor who would be sensitive to the needs of my pets. These cats are like my kids, even if that sounds crazy to some. I invest my time, money and love on these animals. It aggravates me when I pay someone to check them out and fails to meet even the basic standards like using an otoscope or a microscope to confirm whats causing their ears from itching.
Other shots at the Bethany Noah Clinic:
|a dog patient|
|another dog patient|
|a cat patient, very cute too!|
|Cat grooming kit|
|Boomer burrito prepd for her daily grooming|
|toilet paper and cotton|
Its amazing how kindness and love saw this cat through. I am forever indebted to the wonderful people who have chipped in to help me make Boomer's survival a possibility.
Boomer will hopefully be another happy ever after story. Just like one of the cats we picked up from a potted plant in Singapore. It was a stray cat sleeping in a nasty pot filled with trash. That cat is now a big fat cat, pampered and loved by my mother in law in the USA. One day, Boomer's story will be just like that. After her next visit to the veterinary clinic, she will get her vaccination, then later her 6 in 1 shot, health certificate and finally a clearance from the Bureau of Animal Industry.
Im also working on getting the cats' plane fare money together. Tough but things are slowly falling into place. I wonder if these rat babies are even aware how lucky and loved they are. Little bastards.
|Boomer and her tub of toys|
|Boomer and one of her favorite hang out spots|
|Boomer playing with her toys|
|Boomer relaxing with her "kittens"|
|Boomer can "smell" the canned goods|
|stealing Dapper's favorite spot|