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Re: Cat Question


I hate to say it, but just as in human medicine, there are some who  
order unnecessary tests and do unnecessary procedures simply to  
increase their bottom line.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

PS - Leave for Orlando today. Back on Christmas Day and will check in  
then. Hope to see Island Jim at Leu Botanical Garden on Thursday  
morning. Happy Christmas to all!

>
> On 12/17/05, Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center <
> 4042N15@nationalhearing.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> You say your vet TRIED to do a FL test but needs to sedate the  
>> cat?  He
>> sounds incompetent or he doesn't want your business.  This is a  
>> simple,
>> straight-forward  procedure.  I don't think you need a specialist,  
>> just a
>> vet who knows what he is doing and is comfortable with animals.
>>
>> Zem mentioned some vets who want to test for all sorts of  
>> diseases.  I
>> think
>> what has happened in recent years is that, because cats have  
>> outdistanced
>> dogs now as favorite pets, more interest is being taken in their  
>> diseases
>> and consequently more tests and vaccines are available.  Even so,  
>> many
>> vets
>> do not test for anything beyond the required problems.  I am  
>> thrilled that
>> my vet tested for Bartonelosis (Cat Scratch Fever) as 3 of my 5  
>> cats had
>> it,
>> were treated, and are now much better off for it.  Very few vets will
>> bother
>> with this. He stays on top of what's new, acquires new specialized  
>> medical
>> equipment each year, spends time with you (always with a joke),  
>> and is
>> understanding about what you need and what you can afford.
>>
>> I hope you can find an Uncle Hugh.
>>
>> Kitty
>>>>
>>>> Dear All,
>>>>
>>>> We took in a six week old abandoned kitten about a month ago.  
>>>> The vet
>>>> tried
>>>> to do the feline leukemia test today, but told my son that he  
>>>> needs to
>>>> sedate the kitten to draw the blood.  I guess he tried, but wasn't
>>>> successful.  I think that the vet is getting wary of cats.  Last  
>>>> month
>>>>
>> he
>>
>>>> "couldn't" vaccinate my older cat. I don't want to give my cats
>>>>
>> anesthesia
>>
>>>> just for simple procedures.  He told Jaron that he might have to  
>>>> keep
>>>>
>> the
>>
>>>> kitten over night! Time for a new vet?  What do you all think?
>>>>
>>>> Also, the kitten is black and white and needs a name.  My son  
>>>> wants to
>>>> name
>>>> him, but so far can't come up with any name that fits.  Any ideas?
>>>>
>>>> My husband doesn't want any more cats in the house. So far the  
>>>> kitten
>>>>
>> has
>>
>>>> been living in Jaron's room. He needs to be isolated from the other
>>>>
>> cats
>>
>>>> until he's tested anyway. We're hoping that the kitten will
>>>>
>> stay.  Jaron
>>
>>>> is
>>>> 24 and "it" will be his cat.
>>>>
>>>> Chris Petersen
>>>> Northport, Long Island, New York
>>>> Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)
>>>>
>>>> chris@widom-assoc.com
>>>> My garden: http://photos.yahoo.com/chrispnpt
>>>>
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