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RE: Vet news


Thanks Bonnie and Maria,
Fortunately he did not have parasites other than the heartworm. I had
just watched a feature on parasitic worms in humans on animal planet and
it was just awful so I'm glad he's spared that.


After the AP show, I am never ever going to Mexico, or any any jungle, anywhere!

--
Kitty
neIN, Zone 5

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
> Oh, Kitty, I'm so thankful they can treat it!  That must have been quite a
> shock to hear and I'm sure having the parasite is no picnic for Mick either.
> Please give him an extra stroke for me.
> 
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
> Of Kitty
> Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 12:57 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: [CHAT] Vet news
> 
> I made an appointment with the vet for this Friday because Mick has lost
> weight and has thrown up what looked like blood a few times. He very
> accommodatingly urped on the linoleum yesterday rather than the carpet so I
> scooped it into a jar and ran it over to the vet this morning before work.
> He said "bring him in now."
> 
> 
> He has heartworm in his intestinal tract. I vaccinate these cats for
> everything possible but thought heartworm was a pretty slim chance.
> Fortunately, I had misunderstood the vet in believing heartworm is fatal for
> cats. He says it's fatal if they treat it; the treatment kills the cat.
> Instead they have a different course available, though it still sounds like
> "treatment" to me. He'll get a shot of corticasteroids each month for
> several months and then every other month until the worms die off. And then
> he should be back to normal. So in June they are all going on a heartworm
> preventative.
> 
> 
> Here's a picture of my Mick:  
> 
> http://hort.net/+137n
> 
> --
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> 
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