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by Antonio
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pancreatitis stories/information
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Pancreatitis stories/information

Pancreatitis gives belly ache and fever too, soft stools or diarrhea. IBD might give similar symptoms, but generally a cat throws up and/or has soft or runny poop. As I told you, only a specific test can tell you if it's pancreatitis. Meanwhile you should focus on a new food/diet. It's clear that so...
by Antonio
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pancreatitis stories/information
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Pancreatitis stories/information

Hi and welcome. Pancreatitis is a very serious problem, as probably you already know because you have read it on the web or the vet told you. It is part of what it is called "triaditis", and inflammation of three departments: pancreas, bowels and liver. Usually one of the three organs to get inflamm...
by Antonio
Mon May 20, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hyperthyroid with my cat
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Hyperthyroid with my cat

Hi, I'm sorry to read that your cat had two surgeries, and yet the problem has come back. Did your vets run a test called scintigraphy? This test shows the vets how increased in volume the thyroid glands are, but it also shows the vets if the cat has some hectopic masses, that means that one or more...
by Antonio
Thu May 09, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Squamous Cell Carcinoma SCC Feline newly diagnosed
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: Squamous Cell Carcinoma SCC Feline newly diagnosed

I'm so sorry to read of your cat. My cat had the same thing, she had a cancer under her tongue. She started with losing some tiny drops of blood from her mouth, I would find them on the floor, in her food or in her water. On a day I opened and checked into her mouth and found this lump under her ton...
by Antonio
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: MooMoo age 16 squamous cell carcinoma
Replies: 17
Views: 348

Re: MooMoo age 16 squamous cell carcinoma

modmodgirl wrote:Thank you again everyone. So sweet. She passed peacefully at 9 am this morning.
I'm deeply sorry :(
by Antonio
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: MooMoo age 16 squamous cell carcinoma
Replies: 17
Views: 348

Re: MooMoo age 16 squamous cell carcinoma

It's a terrible and devastaiting decision, but I understand it.
And I know how it hurts.

Have a safe and warm trip to the Bridge, MooMoo, and say hi to all the other kitties you will meet there. Do not worry, they will be all friends of yours.
And don't forget your mom that loved you so much! :(
by Antonio
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Mila threw up a blob of black blood, I'm terrified
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Mila threw up a blob of black blood, I'm terrified

Wow!
It sounds wonderful, it is very good news.

I'm no expert, but what your vet said might be true. The very thing that Milla isn't showing any major symptom and is eating and playing as her usual should give you some comfort.
Please, keep us posted.

Warm kisses to Milla and her friends! :D
by Antonio
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Mila threw up a blob of black blood, I'm terrified
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Mila threw up a blob of black blood, I'm terrified

I am positive that the vet will tell you that everything is fine.
We'll be waiting for news from Milla ;)
by Antonio
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: MooMoo age 16 squamous cell carcinoma
Replies: 17
Views: 348

Re: MooMoo age 16 squamous cell carcinoma

Hi Modmodgirl, I'm sorry for your kitty, I know what it means and how hard it is, my cat had SCC too, she was diagnosed in early October 2016, though she had been having it since at least two months earlier, and she died at the end of March 2017, that is 6 months after the diagnosis, and at least 8 ...
by Antonio
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Mila threw up a blob of black blood, I'm terrified
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Mila threw up a blob of black blood, I'm terrified

Lilith is right.
Milla could have chewed on something else. Or you could have seen stains or different hues of colour in the vomit.

Did you see any changes in the colour of her poop?
Let us know, please!
by Antonio
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Mila threw up a blob of black blood, I'm terrified
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Mila threw up a blob of black blood, I'm terrified

Just don't panic! If that was blood, it should have smelled like blood too. You said it smelled of nothing. And you say that Milla is acting normally, so I think there's nothing to worry about. Unfortunately you threw the vomit away. My cat had two episodes of black vomit, I took pictures of them be...
by Antonio
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Semintra long term?
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: Semintra long term?

Hi, My cat had been on Fortekor for years, because she had no other options for her CKD. Of course the med is not the definitive help, there are other measures you have to consinder, like a change in her diet and the possibility to give her some sub-Qs acording to the vet's plan. My cat would eat "r...
by Antonio
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sneezing issue leaving vet baffled
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Sneezing issue leaving vet baffled

Charmar wrote:Nothing was found stuck in his nose or throat and x rays were clear
Hi,
What kind of test did the vet do and he saw nothing?
Did he do a rhinoscopy?
by Antonio
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Liver fibrosis - advice needed
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Liver fibrosis - advice needed

Good move! I forgot to advice you on SAMe, but I see you have been smarter than me! Unless you live on a remote island, and provided that the merchant has promised a prompt shipping, you should receive it within the end of the week. Some vitamins must be accurately dosed in order to avoid any overlo...
by Antonio
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Liver fibrosis - advice needed
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Liver fibrosis - advice needed

Hi c4tl0v3r, Sorry to read that your cat isn't fine. I don't understand how a surgery can be of help in such a situation. A fibrotic liver is a liver whose tissue has become alterated and lost its softness, the texture is more like a muscle than like a sponge. This said, the only thing a surgery can...
by Antonio
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: SCC/Stomatitis update-new diagnosis:parotid gland tumour
Replies: 24
Views: 755

Re: SCC/Stomatitis update-new diagnosis:parotid gland tumour

I miss being woken up by the feeling of her breathe on my cheek and the tickle of her whiskers on my face, which was her way of telling me she wanted me to get up-if I closed my eyes, she would then tap my face...she never meowed, or at least hers was a silent meow. I have many happy memories, thou...
by Antonio
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: SCC/Stomatitis update-new diagnosis:parotid gland tumour
Replies: 24
Views: 755

Re: SCC/Stomatitis update-new diagnosis:parotid gland tumour

I'm very sorry for the loss of your precious Lulu, I know how hard it is, and reading your words has been like re-living my nightmare with my cat Lola two years ago, when she was diagnosed with an SCC in early October 2016, and she left me in March 2017. I do hope you are going to feel better much s...
by Antonio
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: SCC/Stomatitis update-new diagnosis:parotid gland tumour
Replies: 24
Views: 755

Re: Stomatitis or oral cancer?

My cat had SCC under her tongue, so I cannot tell if this is the same thing. But what I know is that an SCC is a very aggressive kind of tumor and grows fast. So, if you have seen something worrying a few days/weeks ago and nothing has become different over this length of time (change of size, shape...
by Antonio
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cats renal falure
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: Cats renal falure

Thanks for your tips, though it comes from a sad experience.
I hope your kitty is doing better and better every day!
by Antonio
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Total ear canal removal due to polpys any advice?
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Total ear canal removal due to polpys any advice?

Hi and welcome.

Sorry to read this sad story, and never heard of such a surgery before.

Will he be able to hear after the surgery? What kind of impairment will he have?
by Antonio
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Squamous Cell Carcinoma

@kerrydenman, I'm so sorry you are going through this with your kitty. My cat Lola had a SCC under her tongue. She was officially diagnosed in early October 2016, though the first suspicions arose at least three weeks earlier. Due to a totally different disease, she had a total body CT scan done in ...
by Antonio
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis
Replies: 56
Views: 1670

Re: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis

My dear friends, Thanks so much for your last messages of support and encouragement. I'm sorry for my long silence, I've been away for a few days... Unfortunately I have to tell you that Pallina has gone to the Rainbow Bridge :( She left me in the first hours of last Wednesday, August 8th, 2018, at ...
by Antonio
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis
Replies: 56
Views: 1670

Re: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis

Hi all, it seems there are good news, but I'm still cautious. On the day before the surgery for the biopsy, the vet ran an ultrasound scan and found out something that other vets, with other scans, hadn't seen, a malformation of the bile duct between the gallbladder and the duodenum. According to th...
by Antonio
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sore cat??
Replies: 16
Views: 683

Re: Sore cat??

Last night I was thinking of your cat, and I forgot to tell you that I had good results with a product, a supplement, called Alevica.
It works on the pain reception, so your kitty might feel a bette relief. It takes about two weeks to kick in.
You might ask your vet.
by Antonio
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sore cat??
Replies: 16
Views: 683

Re: Sore cat??

Hi, I have watched your video and saw that she seems to limp on the right front leg. It could be an inflammation of a tendon or a joint and might not visible on X-rays. Have you tried a course of CondroStress? Please, take no offence at my words, but I think that if your cat could lose some weight, ...
by Antonio
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis
Replies: 56
Views: 1670

Re: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis

Hi all, thanks for your lovely messages and support! The new IM vet visited Pallina yesterday and had a thorough look at all her reports, listened to her whole story, was amazed that she got the radio-iodine treatment (the first cat he ever saw) and all she did. He said that Pallina is in severe con...
by Antonio
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis
Replies: 56
Views: 1670

Re: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis

Hi Antonio how’s Pallina...sorry I’ve not been on the site as been rather busy & time/days disappear. Vivian Hi Vivian, hi everybody, sorry for the long silence, but things here have been hectic! Pallina had been hospitalized again on July 19th and released on 21st. She was sick again at home, but ...
by Antonio
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: At what age to spay??
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: At what age to spay??

Over here the vets advice that kittens have to be over 6 months old. It seems, though, that this school of thought is old-fashioned compared to the rest of the world.

BTW: Wonderful name for a kitty, do you have a photo of her? :D
by Antonio
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: FIV and severe anaemia
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: FIV and severe anaemia

I'm sorry for Cyril :( Have you tried with any appetite stimulant? Cyril has to eat, I have read that beef is helpful in cases of anaemia, and of course, if it's possible, you could give him some iron supplement. Have him to eat with a syringe, Hill's A/D or Royal Canin Recovery are fine. If he does...
by Antonio
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis
Replies: 56
Views: 1670

Re: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis

I'll try and re-write my gone post! :evil: Yesterday Pallina had a visit with the ultrasound specialist to have her heart checked. The scan said that Pallina's heart is working fine, and that is a good news, but leaves us with no idea on what caused the fainting on last Friday. The vet said that the...