A veterinarian in St John's, Newfoundland who enjoys educating pet owners so we can work together for happier, healthier pets.
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UPDATE ON BLUE! Blue had a CBC done today (I wasn't there, so no photo - sorry!) - and she has soooo many platelets! Hurrah! :D So, we are now past the worst of it (getting her platelets back) and are working on the long road to complete recovery (getting off all meds). First we are decreasing her very expensive drugs just a little bit. She'll come in for a recheck next week to check her eyes, urine, skin and overall well being. If all is well, we won't be doing any blood work for another week or so. We don't want to stop her medications to quickly, or she'll have a relapse - this is where immune mediated thrombocytopenia requires some patience! Keep your fingers crossed for Blue - the road ahead is still long!
Quick update on Queen Latifah - turns out the time it took for us to figure out what to do with her, and then postponing her procedure, has done her a favour: her leg is healing! Cats are incredibly resilient creatures :) Her leg certainly isn't going to be "normal", but no need for major surgery and long recovery time! :D
The flash auction to raise funds for Queen Latifah's surgery has begun! Quite the variety of items up for grabs - have a peak and bid if you see something you like! Every bit will help :)
Feline Leukemia Virus and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus are two contagious viruses that we can easily screen cats for. When you bring a stray cat into a home with other cats, this is a very important step - you want to make sure this new addition is not putting your current pets at risk. It is important to appreciate, though, that testing positive for either of these viruses is NOT a death sentence. Yes, life expectancy is reduce, but not necessarily life quality. These cats have unique risks, but they can live very normal and happy lives. A client at my clinic has a special kitty, Lemon, who has the unfortunate luck to be carrying BOTH of these viruses. However, Lemon's luck has turned - he is now enjoying the high life in a wonderful home. Lemon's journey is being documented in this facebook group, and I would encourage any cat lovers to follow his story! Lots of information on how to live with this diagnosis in a multi-cat household to ensure the best quality of life for everyone involved.