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Re: Vet news


Mick can be hard to photograph, but he is so dear to me, I keep trying!

I hate to think of cats out there dying from this; so sad about the one you encountered.  
My vet also checked for parasites (something about something spread by
dung beetles) in the bloody vomit; fortunately there were none. He said
the heartworm symptoms are similar to many maladies and there's the
chance that it wasn't the only thing bothering Mick.


--
Kitty
neIN, Zone 5

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
> Kitty,
> 
> I'm so glad your cat is in the treatable stage. Marvelous things, steroids.
> 
> I've only seen a cat with heartworms once, and it was apparently a
> long-standing case ( this was before there was a heartworm preventative for
> cats.)  The first symptom was hysteria and convulsions- in front of all of
> the moms and kids at a garden center on a Saturday morning. They freaked and
> snatched the kids and ran while we were trying to help the cat.
> 
> Nice picture! Black cats can be really hard to photograph.
> 
> 
> d
> >
> > He has heartworm in his intestinal tract. I vaccinate these cats for
> > everything possible but thought heartworm was a pretty slim chance.
> 
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