Not a pretty picture, eh? Who would want to put kittens and parasites in the same sentence?!?!?! It’s a travesty, I tell you.

It is a travesty, until the kitten gives you parasites. We love our cat. My wife and I are very proud of his hunter’s instinct, his stealth, and his speed. We didn’t even mind much when a lizard showed up every now and then on our back porch. Then it was a bird. Then a baby bunny. Then another bird. He really loves us. He’s taking care of us, offering us food like a good parent. He even caught a squirrel once, but was so surprised in catching him that he backed up to assess the situation and the squirrel got away.

We’ve done our best to rescue as many creatures from his jaws as possible. Then we started realizing that he doesn’t kill much. He traps, catches, and brings them home. Some are simply his playthings. Watching him toy with a lizard makes me feel very guilty for every time I played god with insects as a child.

Still, being a predator is in his blood. It’s in his genetic makeup. He has sharp, pointed teeth for a reason. But that doesn’t make up for the fact that he can carry parasites. We discovered this recently and have decided to have him treated.

Luckily, treating your cat for parasites or other issues that can be passed to humans doesn’t have to be terribly invasive or painful. We met a doctor recently who is doing some radical things, among them is removing parasites, lime disease, and other toxins.

Of course, there is a waiting list. We get to see him towards the end of January. Three months isn’t bad. I guess. It all depends on the results. We’re going to get treated in January, and the doctor is going to provide us with treated water for the cat to drink. He’ll be right as rain after that. Or so we think… and hope.

I’ll keep you posted.

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