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large nose

Post by jenniferozzy » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:16 pm

Hi all

My kittens nose ( 8 months old ) has been growing slowly over last few months..i thought it was just the way she looked but tonight it was bigger than ever

Took her vets who said hes never seen this before in his whole 23 years of being a vet

Her glands are up so shes on antibiotics to see if its an infection if it dosent help..biopsy time

Anyone seen anything similar as cant find anything on the web

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Post by jenniferozzy » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:47 pm

Heres a photo
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Re: large nose

Post by Meandmymunki » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:21 pm

Cryptococcosis can cause a swollen nose and lymph nodes. It's something cats can catch from pigeon droppings.
Other than that maybe a food allergy?
Good luck hope you get to the bottom of it!

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Post by jenniferozzy » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:45 pm

hey, shes a house cat

never goes out although i do mess in garden but just get mammals n doves n wood pigeons

so unless ive walked something in..?

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Post by Meandmymunki » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:04 pm

Do you know her history? It can take a long time to grow so could be something she was exposed to as a kitten?
I run a rescue and had a stray come in and her nose grew and grew for months until she looked hideous as it covered her face, vets were baffled until a new vet walked in and diagnosed straight away.

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Post by Meandmymunki » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:10 pm

This is just a google pic but is similar to what mine looked like, some appear as open sores and some grow like this.
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Post by Crewella » Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:19 am

Wow, I've never seen that. Did your cat recover OK?

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Post by p885 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:26 am

I have never seen that before. I hope that the vet can help your poor kitty.

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Post by jenniferozzy » Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:41 am

Hi

All i know is she was dumped in a box outside and rescued by the rspca she had cat flu and her eye removed before i got her

I hope the antibiotics get rid of whatever it is :(

Did your cat recover?

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Post by bobbys girl » Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:32 am

Poor baby! I have never seen this before. She really has been through the wars. I hope you can sort this out for her soon, so she can start to enjoy her new life with you.

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Post by jillyvillyvoo » Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:27 pm

Aw wee soul! Surely someThing can be done about this.Hope your vet can get this sorted, keep us updated.
How abou you,meandmymunki, did the wee soul in your photo get cured of this?

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Post by Meandmymunki » Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:11 pm

Hi yes the little cat I had with it had some special medication the vets had to order in from some specialist or something and once she finished it she was right as rain and eventually re homed (she was a foster cat), it's quite easy to test for, I think it can be swab or blood test.

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Post by jenniferozzy » Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:33 pm

glad she got better, hopefully my little one will too

still no change yet, but ill keep you updated

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Post by meriad » Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:36 pm

fingers crossed for your girl. Did you take her back to the vet to swab for Cryptococcosis ?

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Post by jenniferozzy » Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:49 pm

Not yet im going back on tuesday

he wants to see if the antibiotics do anything

i will mention this to him when i go back

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Post by meriad » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:44 pm

I wonder if it would make sense to call the vet and mention the Cryptococcosis to him so he can google it in the meantime. If he agrees it may be that, he may actually ask you to come back earlier to get treatment started asap ;)

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Post by jenniferozzy » Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:23 pm

i spoke to him but he advised to wait until tuesday to see if whatever it is responds to antibiotics then he will take a small amount of cells from her nose to diagnose that way

so glad shes insured!!!

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Post by Meandmymunki » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:12 pm

Yes that's fab that you have insurance as I remember the meds being quite costly.

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Post by jenniferozzy » Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:49 pm

Hi all just an update on the mystery nose situation

Seems to be responding even though its still quite bug its definately gone smaller

Seems to be responding to antibiotics...fingers crossed :)
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Post by jillyvillyvoo » Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:39 pm

Hope it continues to get better, but it still looks big. The fact that the vet had no clue what this is i would definatey investigate further, especially as you are insured. Wee soul, fingers crossed and keep us posted.

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Post by Crewella » Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:17 pm

That does seem like progress, good luck for the vets appointment on Tuesday - I hope it's even better by then.

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