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by Antonio
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pippin's experiences with hyperthyroidism
Replies: 105
Views: 16166

Re: Pippin's experiences with hyperthyroidism

Yes, I was told that some underlying issues might have come up once the thyroid had settled down after the treatment. Generally it's kidneys who show some failure... I hope that it is just homesickness (does this word exist in English?) for Pippin and not something else!!! Fingers crossed here, of c...
by Antonio
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Possible tumour
Replies: 22
Views: 3066

Re: Possible tumour

Antonia - that is a very reassuring account of Paulina's treatment - I do hope Boris shows some improvement over the next day or so. How old is Paulina and did she respond immediately to the treatment? They didn't tell me they'd tested the fluid - I'll ask them about that when I take him back for h...
by Antonio
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Possible tumour
Replies: 22
Views: 3066

Re: Possible tumour

Please, do not rush things! My cat Pallina was found with liquids in her chest and the ultrasound scan found a small mass in her thorax. The first thought was that she had a lymphoma, my world was going to collapse on me! We drained her and then re-checked her a few weeks later. The fluid was still ...
by Antonio
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pippin's experiences with hyperthyroidism
Replies: 105
Views: 16166

Re: Pippin's experiences with hyperthyroidism

I used disposable gloves, and only for a limited time, because I got tired of those things on and off my hands several times a day :D As soon as the weather gets friendlier I wiil get rid of the content of the spare bin at the backyard. I think that radioactivity of the used litter must be null now....
by Antonio
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Possible oral squamous cell carcinoma
Replies: 9
Views: 2060

Re: Possible oral squamous cell carcinoma

Glad to read that the surgery went fine, Neko is alright and eating and he's feeling better.
Hopefully the outcome of the biopsy will be negative!
by Antonio
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Possible oral squamous cell carcinoma
Replies: 9
Views: 2060

Re: Possible oral squamous cell carcinoma

I, too, have regrets and remorses for what I did and didn't do when my Lola was alive. When she was diagnosed, the cancer was already a quite large mass. What makes me feel angry is that she had a CT scan about three months before the diagnosis. The CT scan was requested for a different disease, but...
by Antonio
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Covered Litter Trays
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: Covered Litter Trays

Remove the door for a few days, so that they can get used to the new tray, then fit the door again and see if it works ;)
by Antonio
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Possible oral squamous cell carcinoma
Replies: 9
Views: 2060

Re: Possible oral squamous cell carcinoma

Hi Nekomeister, I am sorry you have to found this forum in such a terrible moment and for such a terrible event. My cat Lola was diagnosed with SCC in September 2016. She was then treated with radiation therapy and chemo and she responded well for a relatively long period of time, then the mass grew...
by Antonio
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pippin's experiences with hyperthyroidism
Replies: 105
Views: 16166

Re: Pippin's experiences with hyperthyroidism

They were 80 grams cans. Pallina would usually eat 2 cans a day, but sometimes even just one. She was an apathetic hyper-T cat. This means that even though she was clearly hyper-T (fT4 and T4 way over range), her symptoms were the opposite of a classic hyper-T cat, no increased appetite, no hyperact...
by Antonio
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pippin's experiences with hyperthyroidism
Replies: 105
Views: 16166

Re: Pippin's experiences with hyperthyroidism

Sounds like Pippin has a great attitude towards what is new and other people, that is good indeed! :D I know it for sure that my cat does not eat much (or at all) when she's away from home. When my cat Pallina stayed at the clinic in Belgium, I provided them 24 cans of food. She stayed there from Mo...
by Antonio
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pippin's experiences with hyperthyroidism
Replies: 105
Views: 16166

Re: Pippin's experiences with hyperthyroidism

Fjm, unfortunately I'm not familiar with your motorways, I am Italian and live in northwest Italy, but I agree that you should go the route you know best. It's always the best idea!
Please, keep us posted ;)
by Antonio
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pippin's experiences with hyperthyroidism
Replies: 105
Views: 16166

Re: Pippin's experiences with hyperthyroidism

Hopefully the weather conditions will be better than they forecast. Over here the weathermen frightened us with stories of severe snow storms, like never seen in a decade, with winds up to 100 km/h and a wild drop of the temperature as from yesterday. Well, it turned out that we had just 1 inch of s...
by Antonio
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tails of the radioactive cat (or Mouse.) Radio-iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism
Replies: 208
Views: 27074

Re: Tails of the radioactive cat (or Mouse.) Radio-iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism

Hi Leah and welcome. The info you have are probably wrong. The success rate in I-131 treatment is over 95%, maybe even 98%. The rest of the cases will have HYPO-t cats or cats that need a second treatment. My cat was treated successfully in last August, there's a thread on her as well, https://www.c...
by Antonio
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pippin's experiences with hyperthyroidism
Replies: 105
Views: 16166

Re: Pippin's experiences with hyperthyroidism

@fjm, The effects from the radio-iodine treatment will not be visible right away, it could take weeks or months to be effective. In several cases the treated cats get HYPO thyroid for a period of time, then they tend to get better. My cat Pallina was treated with radio-iodine in last August, but the...
by Antonio
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pallina, hyperthyroid cat. Seeking advice
Replies: 278
Views: 36560

Re: Pallina, hyperthyroid cat. Seeking advice

Fjm, glad to read that your appointment is drawing near!
Hopefully you'll have a positive outcome and Pippin will be fine in a few weeks time :D
by Antonio
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pallina, hyperthyroid cat. Seeking advice
Replies: 278
Views: 36560

Re: Pallina, hyperthyroid cat. Seeking advice

Hi Lilith,
Hopefully Mousey will show good values too. Tell her that her breakfast will be stille there when she comes back from the vet :D
by Antonio
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pallina, hyperthyroid cat. Seeking advice
Replies: 278
Views: 36560

Re: Pallina, hyperthyroid cat. Seeking advice

I have received the report for the last thyroid test for Pallina done on Feb 7. This was the test 180 days past the I-131 therapy, so it was the last one required by the clinic in Belgium. T4 = 1.80 ug/dl [0.9-3.45 non hyperT / 3.45-5.0 slightly hyperT / >5 severe hyperT] fT4 = 11.50 pmol/l [5.4-25....
by Antonio
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Dave Update.
Replies: 8
Views: 1808

Re: Dave Update.

Grace, I'm so sorry for the loss of your precious Dave. You did all you could, Dave knows this and is grateful for your love, dedication and attention. He knows you try hard to save him. When this moment comes, it seems that no word can be helpful. I hope you find some comfort in the fact that you l...
by Antonio
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Coughing
Replies: 8
Views: 2151

Re: Coughing

Coughing might also be heart related. Ask your vet to check his heart too.
by Antonio
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pippin's experiences with hyperthyroidism
Replies: 105
Views: 16166

Re: Pippin's experiences with hyperthyroidism

@fjm, it seems your cat Pippin might be one of the uncommon cases of apathetic hyperthyroidism. The thyroid produces more hormones than it should, but no symptoms show. My cat Pallina wasn't eating more, was placid and quiet, her coat was fine, she was only losing weight due to the fact that she was...
by Antonio
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kittens Flea Treatment
Replies: 8
Views: 1768

Re: Kittens Flea Treatment

My vet adviced me on Stronghold PLUS kitten (<2.5 kg).
Make sure it is PLUS. It kills nearly everything, inside and outside the cat.
by Antonio
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Anyone Familiar with Bloods?
Replies: 31
Views: 4724

Re: Anyone Familiar with Bloods?

He IS beautiful, indeed!
I will never understand why animals have to suffer, they are innocent creatures, they should be saved from pain and diseases :(
by Antonio
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Anyone Familiar with Bloods?
Replies: 31
Views: 4724

Re: Anyone Familiar with Bloods?

Stuart, that's terrible, I am really and truly sorry.
I hope Robbie will be with you for a long time and without pain.
I'm sorry :(
by Antonio
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Anyone Familiar with Bloods?
Replies: 31
Views: 4724

Re: Anyone Familiar with Bloods?

Stuart wrote:Taking Robbie to the vet this morning, he is booked in for an Xray :(
Please, keep us posted!
And fingers and tails crossed!
by Antonio
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for Lucy please
Replies: 332
Views: 50095

Re: Vibes for Lucy please

It seems YOU have to change your habits :lol:
Good news, Lucy ;)
by Antonio
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Anyone Familiar with Bloods?
Replies: 31
Views: 4724

Re: Anyone Familiar with Bloods?

Ask the vet if you can give Robbie something to wake up his appetite. There are meds that can stimulate the appetite in cat not much interested in food.
A cat with a sick liver MUST eat or he won't ever come out from this situation.
It is called Fat Liver Disease.
by Antonio
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Anyone Familiar with Bloods?
Replies: 31
Views: 4724

Re: Anyone Familiar with Bloods?

Has the new vet expressed any thought on this?
When will the reports be ready?
by Antonio
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Plays in dirty litter box!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1405

Re: Plays in dirty litter box!!!

Sometimes cats just do not like the "home smell" they have on their coat because it's too human and not enough wild. Somewhere I had read that they hate to smell like a sofa or like the house where they live, or have any kind of perfumed and civilized smell on them. This is the reason why several ca...
by Antonio
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Anyone Familiar with Bloods?
Replies: 31
Views: 4724

Re: Anyone Familiar with Bloods?

For liver issues there are very good supplements that might help a lot to solve the problems. My cat Pallina had very high liver levels, even higher than Robbie's ones. I've been giving her these supplements regularly for the past 5-6 weeks now, and the last test ten days ago showed a clear improvem...
by Antonio
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Unhappy cat
Replies: 9
Views: 1817

Re: Unhappy cat

Hi and welcome. You say that you got Lola when she was 4 weeks old from a terrible house. Do you know, or can you explain what happened in that house. Did they abuse her? Was she held in dark and small spaces? Was she fed regularly? What other animals were in the same environment? It sounds like she...