Bart, aka ‘Tub tubs’ is a gentle ‘old soul’ that spends his days lounging on the comfiest pillows, curled up with his buddies, chasing bits of crunchy food around the house, or best of all….eating. He has been in the care of Cat’s Cradle Animal Rescue since 2013.
This handsome big guy is the ‘nurse’ in the household. He makes it his mission to ensure that all of the new fosters that temporarily share our home feel at ease, and if they don’t, he’ll coach them. Bart is is a fabulous mentor for the shy and non-confident. Usually he has them joining in daily activities within 48 hours and then whipping around the house with him within the week. Several of our kittens and cats that have been adopted owe their great start to him.
Mornings usually start with Bart staring down at his foster parent willing her to wake up and feed him, and if that doesn’t work he gently wraps his mouth around a wrist to add an extra nudge.
Bart has feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) which is also known as cat AIDS. This disease makes him susceptible to various secondary infections so it is important that he receive supportive veterinary care and live in a stress-free indoor environment.
One symptom of this disease is inflammation of the mouth and Bart has undergone numerous, costly dental extractions to address the severe, painful condition. This is now resolved thanks to the excellent care provided by Dr. Wilson and the staff at Broadmead Village Veterinary Clinic.
Unfortunately there is no specific antiviral treatment for FIV. Bart requires constant monitoring for even seemingly harmless changes in his health and behaviour in addition to bi-annual wellness check-ups, inclusive of diagnostic tests, with a veterinarian.
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