Who is Mr Puffy Face?

Why that’s me Harvey Button 😉 I am sharing my experience in the hope it helps another kitty with their cat vet visit, and we are also joining with the Thankful Thursday hop hosted by Brian and his family.

Thankful Thursday

Why a Cat Vet Visit, is Something Wrong ?

I had my senior check up and annual blood panel a few weeks ago. We had been waiting for our local vet to reopen, and much as I don’t like vet visits, I know it is important for me as a senior to get a six monthly health check.

Our appointment was with Dr Lisa who said I appeared to have either thyroid or kidney issues but it was hard to tell. Thyroid can mask what the kidneys are up to so I was put on a medicine called Vidalta and the plan was for me to return in one month for a further blood test.

Funnily enough, I don’t seem to have seen this Vidalta medicine in my favourite food, I don’t know how mum is getting it past me!

Mr Puffy Face - I really REALLY don't want to be here!

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Enough of the Backstory What’s with Mr Puffy Face??

Two days ago Mum looked at me…..

“Harvey are you putting on weight? I know those tablets are making you eat more but even so”

Yesterday…… the look on her face was more serious, much as I tried to hide it, my face definitely looked like something out of a Tom and Jerry cartoon. I was puffy under the eyes and around the cheeks. You can get an idea of why she called me puffy in the header image up at the top! Nowhere else mind you, just my face.

Don’t worry, I was not showing any signs of distress, but even so. Before I could gather my wits together I was on my way to for an unscheduled cat vet visit! Sheeesh

Mr Puffy Face at the Vet
My second tin of Fancy Feast after I got home!

You don’t look like Mr Puffy Face now?

Thankfully no!

It seems, according to the vet, that I had an allergic reaction to ‘something’. What that might be he isn’t sure, so we are checking for anything unfamiliar at home, anything new we may have forgotten. Mum is hoovering a lot more to ensure they didn’t bring something in from outside.

Overnight my face has returned to its normal, and ‘oh so handsome’ shape, and we are continuing with the tablets until my next visit. Mum says she things it will be kidney issues but that I am younger and fitter than Dusty was so we can deal with this earlier – a good thing.

Mr Puffy Face at the Vet
Snapped napping by the Petcube® after my vet visit!

OK from ‘The Cat Formerly Know as Mr Puffy Face’ 😉 have a good Thursday. Oh and after my story, what are YOU thankful for today?

Harvey Button
No longer
Mr Puffy Face 
cat ear surgery Harvey at Dash Kitten





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    Judy and Ms. Molly Cat

    July 13, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Love our Harvey Button!


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    Kitties Blue

    July 13, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    We, especially Mom, are thankful you are no longer Mr. Puffy face. ow scary this all sounds. I guess they have pulled out your being allergic to the new medicine. We so don’t want youth have either thyroid or kidney problems. keep us posted. We are sending purrs and POTP and Mom is adding you to her prayer list. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy and love and kisses from our mom


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    mr puddy

    July 13, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Harvey, I’m glad your face is back to normal.
    My mom does kudos to your mom ! Giving you a medicine and you didn’t know it ? It’s Magic !
    Purrs more for you to get better


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    Angel, Kirby and Max

    July 13, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    That was some reaction! We are glad you are back to your normal handsome face


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    Lone Star Cats

    July 13, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Glad the puffiness is gone!


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    Zoe and Raja

    July 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    I’m very glad you are not Mr Puffyface any longer. Having infections or allergies us no fun.
    Raja and Zoe from Playing In Catnip


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    July 13, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    I’m glad that whatever reaction you were having resolved fairly quickly, Harvey!


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    July 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    That must have been scary to have your face all swollen like that. Hope it doesn’t happen again.
    Sending POTP for the other issues you are dealing with.


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    Memories of Eric and Flynn

    July 13, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    I am glad you are no longer Mr Puffy Face. Is it possible that it was a brief reaction to the Vidalta. Those are the pills that Flynn had when he was first diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, and as you know, he had a very severe reaction to them. I still blame the Convenia for that though because it made him so ill that he became intolerant to almost all medication.


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    Brian Frum

    July 14, 2017 at 1:06 am

    We are sure glad the Mum took you to get check out and we are super happy you are doing okay now. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!


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    July 14, 2017 at 4:28 am

    Whew, so good to hear he unpuffed so quickly. I worry about no vet visits since I’m taking care of someone elses cat but it’s been about four months and who knows the last time he saw a vet. He has a great cat tree set up and I’m sure he’s otherwise healthy and happy.


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    July 14, 2017 at 5:42 am

    Puffy no more is fine as can be. We kitties can get into strange situations so we purr for no replays of this Harvey


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    Angel Sammy and Teddy

    July 14, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Well I happen to think you’re cute whether you’re puffy or not puffy but the most important thing is that you are ALRIGHT and feeling good!

    Hugs, Teddy


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    The Swiss Cats

    July 14, 2017 at 8:06 am

    We’re so glad to hear everything is back to normal, Harvey ! Purrs


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    The Island Cats

    July 14, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Wow, Harvey! We’re glad to hear your puffy face has returned to normal. We wonder what you are allergic to…and will it happen again. We hope those pills help control your thyroid, too.


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    Ellen Pilch

    July 14, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    I am glad you are OK now.


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    Erin the Cat, Princess

    July 14, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Great to see that Mr Puffy has left the building! Clearly prompt action made all the difference.
    Purrs. Erin


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    July 17, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Thank goodness you are okay, Harvey! That must have been quite scary for your Mum!


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    Beau Beau and Angie

    July 19, 2017 at 7:02 am

    How did the vet rule out that it wasn’t the Vidalta that made you Mr. puffy face? Very curious about that. So happy that you are back to normal face 🙂


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      Dash Kitten

      July 19, 2017 at 2:52 pm

      We asked, as we thought that. He said he did not think it was the Vidalta that caused the puffiness. We are monitoring closely.


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