Aruba Beach
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 29

Thread: Cat advise

  1. #1
    Senior Member Bill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Any beach, party, bar or Casino!!!!!!
    Posts
    1,093

    Cat advise

    Found a lump on my cats jaw. After looking at it, rubbing it and opening her mouth it's apparent she is in no pain because she just purred and kneaded me, if she was I wouldn't hesitate on taking her to the Doctor. My question is should I take her? before you answer let me fill you in on her. She is going on 18, indoor cat and is very scared of the Doctor. Friends of ours had a 15 year old cat she brought there and it had a heart attack in the office, thats on my mind since she is 18. Just looking for thoughts.

  2. #2
    Aruba since 1979
    Moderator
    Andrea J.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    29,885
    what lump?
    what jaw?




    age 18 no discomfort fear of vet
    pass on vet visit .....until comfort measures are needed


    dislclosure
    our cat age 18 died 2 yrs ago this week
    she was afraid of the vet
    she was an indoor cat with no health issues
    right be4 she died we noticed weight loss and less urine production
    brought her to the vet, she stressed out and went ballistic
    vet told us she was beginning kidney failure
    brought cat home and she could not calm down from the vet visit
    she got worse and worse
    had to be tranquilized
    eventually went back to the vet and we had her put down

    regrets yup
    we knew she was in no discomfort
    she was at the end of her life

    we did her a disservice

    i pray that you make the correct decision based n your gut feeling and the cat's temperment
    andrea

  3. #3
    Senior Member EHampite's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Gold Coast Villas and Eagle Beach
    Posts
    319
    Just one other thought in case you really want the cat checked. Some of the vets in our area will do "house calls." It's something we are keeping in mind for our aging pups - our black lab mix really stresses when going to the vet. As long as she is not suffering, that is most important. Good luck.

  4. #4
    Senior Member SanNic44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Savaneta
    Posts
    1,162
    Sorry to hear this sad cat story. My own cat is almost 11. He's gandisiomo but so far very healthy. Just needed some teeth pulled a while back. He does okay at the vet for his shots and everything, just doesn't like when dogs bark. That freaks him out.

    I put a cat in every one of my books because they have so much character that to leave them out would diminish the narrative. Charlie's cats (from Charlie's Bar) were tons of fun. There was Eight Ball, Snow Ball, ScrewBall, and Chavez. No cats in residence there now.

    All the best with your feline friend.

    44
    Aruba's Novelist in Residence (sometimes)
    http://www.bentpage.wordpress.com/

  5. #5
    Senior Member Bill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Any beach, party, bar or Casino!!!!!!
    Posts
    1,093
    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    what lump?
    what jaw?





    andrea
    Top back near the jaw above her teeth. I got a good look at the bump. It is a white small gum-ball size. She has no problem letting me look at it. Still has the same temperament, very friendly towards us and wants to chase dog. Purrs, plays but been sleeping more than ever and is eating a storm. I will keep an eye but for now the Vet office is out but I will try to find one that will come to the house. Thanks everyone!!

  6. #6
    Aruba since 1979
    Moderator
    Andrea J.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    29,885
    sounds like a cyst or an abcess
    look for GOOGLE
    "house calls for cats"
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    Top back near the jaw above her teeth. I got a good look at the bump. It is a white small gum-ball size. She has no problem letting me look at it. Still has the same temperament, very friendly towards us and wants to chase dog. Purrs, plays but been sleeping more than ever and is eating a storm. I will keep an eye but for now the Vet office is out but I will try to find one that will come to the house. Thanks everyone!!

  7. #7
    Senior Member Chadd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Arikok Antilla Natural pool
    Posts
    1,441
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    Top back near the jaw above her teeth. I got a good look at the bump. It is a white small gum-ball size. She has no problem letting me look at it. Still has the same temperament, very friendly towards us and wants to chase dog. Purrs, plays but been sleeping more than ever and is eating a storm. I will keep an eye but for now the Vet office is out but I will try to find one that will come to the house. Thanks everyone!!
    When she stops eating, start worrying. My wife's 12 year old cat has lost a ton of weight recently and is going to be lucky to last through the spring.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Bill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Any beach, party, bar or Casino!!!!!!
    Posts
    1,093
    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    sounds like a cyst or an abcess
    look for GOOGLE
    "house calls for cats"
    WOW, Andrea J you hit it on the head. It is and was a cyst. I found a wonderful home visiting Doctor(Thank you.never thought of it.) that took care of her. Thanks to everyone for there input. She (tweety) is like a kitten again. Being her old 18 years pain in the butt that I enjoy so much!!!!!!

    I will never again say why are you under my feet?
    Last edited by Bill; 02-07-2009 at 07:07 PM.
    BW

  9. #9
    Aruba since 1979
    Moderator
    Andrea J.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    29,885
    yes bill you WILL say why are you under my feet? you will also say get off the dining room table!!

    what did the visiting vet do for kitty cat?

    andrea

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    WOW, Andrea J you hit it on the head. It is and was a cyst. I found a wonderful home visiting Doctor(Thank you.never thought of it.) that took care of her. Thanks to everyone for there input. She (tweety) is like a kitten again. Being her old 18 years pain in the butt that I enjoy so much!!!!!!

    I will never again say why are you under my feet?

  10. #10
    Senior Member EHampite's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Gold Coast Villas and Eagle Beach
    Posts
    319
    Bill so glad you were able to find a vet who does house calls and that everything worked out for kitty!

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO