Re: [FH] We Are New
- Thank You everyone!
Ollie and I will find a Vet tomorrow. We moved to Mobile a few months
ago. Don't have a Vet in the area, as of yet. So we will be checking
different ones tomorrow, to see which one feels the most comfortable. I want to
make sure he gets the best care. I love my precious boy, and want the best
for him, he deserves it!
A very kind soul who I don't even know personally, offered to help
financially to get his initial exam, and what ever med's he will need. At this
time, I can't afford the expensive test, such as a EKG, or Ultra Sound. I
hope the Vet can tell what is wrong, with blood tests and an X-ray.
Thanks for all your support! We will keep you updated.
Ollie and Heather
In a message dated 5/23/2012 4:59:50 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
Laurie is right. A cardiologist is the best way to go. Prednisone is
dangerous for heart kitties, and a regular vet might just prescribe that without
further testing. I would do a google search for board certified veterinary
cardiologists in your area and then see if you can find reviews on that
specific dr. Or ask your vet for a cardiologist in your area. Good luck and
please keep us posted. This is a very supportive and informative group
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On May 23, 2012, at 2:13 PM, "Heather Bowers" <_heatherwbowers@..._
(mailto:heatherwbowers@...) > wrote:
My Kitty Ollie, who is 16 years old, will actually be 17 on the 4th of
July. I am very worried about him, so I thought this group might give us some
insight on what is happening with him. My name is Heather, his Mama.
Ollie has been having a little trouble, with breathing, first I thought it
might be possible allergies, however he has never had allergies. He also
has been coughing, stretching his neck as he coughs. Sometimes his heart
beats faster than normally. He use to be a slender cat, but that is not the
case anymore. He mainly lays around and sleeps alot. He still uses the litter
box, eats, and drinks and grooms himself. I can hear a raspyness as he
breathes. At first I thought maybe he had upper respitory infection. He does
get a little liquid comming from his eyes. For the past few years, he has
black junk in and artound his nose, and blackness in and around his gum line.
I am very concerned for him, for he has never been sick in his whole life,
minus fixing his bite wounds. He has been strictly a indoor cat now for
the past couple of years. Any questions or advice are welcome!
Ollie and Mama Heather
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