Congratulations to our July 2019 Pet of the Month!
We adopted Maizie in 2009, right before we moved to Florida. When she came home with us, she was no larger than the size of my palm – such cuteness! She is a crazy, grouchy cat, but we love her.
Over the years she has been diagnosed with several issues – feline hyperesthesia (watch a video – it’s crazy), multiple allergies, and anxiety. TOAH has always been there to help us with solutions and medications that are best suited for our girl.
Last August, I noticed a small lump on her flank and scheduled an appointment with TOAH. After examining the lump, there was concern as to whether what type of lump it could be – was it a fat deposit or cancer? Dr. Taylor immediately scheduled a surgery to determine the causation of the lump. Although he was completely booked, he made the time to fit her in and get the lump analyzed. There were after-surgery complications, but Dr. Taylor and Dr. McPherson were always available to answer and discuss my questions and concerns I had (there were a ton).
Thanks to TOAH and their referral to awesome radiation specialists at UF, we quickly discovered Maizie had a rare form of fibrosarcoma. Dr. Taylor conferred with the surgical and radiation specialists in Gainesville, and we were able to give Maizie the treatment she needed. It took another grueling surgery, CT scans, and over three weeks of radiation treatment, but she took all the poking and prodding like a trooper.
Maizie is currently doing well and enjoys hissing, eating, and sleeping. She loves to purr and cuddle – when she feels like it.