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RE: Vet news


That's great news! Glad he's feeling better. 

Cyndi

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Kitty
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 6:10 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Vet news

When I got home from work tonight, Micky met me as I got out of the car and 
we went for a walk.  I think he's on the mend.
Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 11:50 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Vet news


> Thanks, he's pretty whipped right now, still next to me on the towel, 
> hasn't budged.  Tried giving him water; no interest.
> Glad you had a fun trip.
>
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Cathy Carpenter" <cathy.c@insightbb.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 11:36 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Vet news
>
>
>> So sorry to hear about Mick. Hope he recovers fully.
>>
>> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
>>
>> On Feb 27, 2006, at 11:57 AM, Kitty wrote:
>>
>>> 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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