Beautiful Betsy is a sweet female cat looking for a new home after her owner sadly passed away. Betsy is about 8 years old and says hello to you whenever you walk in the room. She's vocal and affectionate on her own terms and would love somewhere to call home. She's a real sweetheart. Betsy is deaf and has daily thyroid medication. She has been neutered and microchipped. Stokey Cats & Dogs think that she should have an indoor only home.
Update April 2019 - Betsy has been rehomed.
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is she indoors only or both?
Hello Mimi, Betsy is deaf so we would look for an indoor home for her.
How much does her medication cost ?
It depends on the vet you use. Private vet chains will be more expensive, if you qualify for PDSA or CHAT it will be at cost price. It's possible to ask your own vet for a repeat prescription to buy medication on line which is cheaper but Betsy would require regular blood test to keep her thyroid in check. She is currently on Vidalta.
Hmmm. I'll pass, sorry.
A rough idea of costs:
My older cat is on Vidalta long-term. Cost of tablets online is around 60-65p per 10mg tablet - one a day. The dosage varies depending on her thyroid levels, so it has been more than this in the past. You can pay less online but I found those companies to be a bit dodgy in their behaviour - I'd rather pay a little more for a decent website that treats its customers in a proper manner. Mrs Hill charges me about £36 every 3 months or so for a blood test to check the thyroid levels plus a £12 charge per prescription which is usually for 100 tablets - this still comes out as considerably less than buying medication direct from the vet. Overall I don't find this unreasonable.
44p per 10mg tablet and 60p per 15mg tablet at Animed as per the link I posted above - I have used Animed for many years now and they are great.
As Vaneska says, £12 for prescription at Hills Vets on Park d (Zasmans charge £16 per prescription).
I feel so terribly sorry for Betsy, crossosted on Crouch Hill Cats Appreciation FB page, hope someone takes her on.
I already have 4 cats and a large (old) dog so she would not be happy with me - she needs t be the only cat with her own humans and lots of attention just for herself poor girl xx
Ahhh poor Betsy I hope she finds a good home! I am travelling a lot at the moment so can't look after a pet but fostering does seem like a plan. I am going to look into this in a few months when things have calmed down at work
Thanks a lot KP. Stokey desperately need more fosterers!
Good news - Betsy has found a lovely home.