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    1. Canine K9
      Canine K9
      Happy birthday
    2. Kidlington
      Tried to message you but couldn't get through - think I posted to myself again.
    3. Elizabeth and Bertie
      Elizabeth and Bertie
      Hi Ianthi,

      I can't PM you because your message box is full. But I just wanted to say that there's no need to respond to my earlier PM. It transpires that my beautiful tabby and white boy has cancer...

      Thanks anyway, Ianthi.

    4. Etienne
      Your welcome
    5. GingerTiger
      Hello, its still me with the kitten with the spinal injury. It seems like you know a bit in the area. I can send you the x-ray pictures if you want. Our vet said that she spoke to the other ones in the practice but they cant help as well. Maybe at the end of next week we will be seen by orthopedic. Thank you, Violet
    6. Ianthi
      Thank you!
    7. colliemerles
      happy birthday
    8. Tao2
      Thanks for your thoughts, am going to talk it through with vet tomorrow but my feeling is to hang fire on allergy screening for time being. Ovarid is being recommended primarily, I think, as an appetite stimulant. No idea if this is the best route but am desperate for something to improve her appetite so hope it will work.
    9. Ianthi
      I'm not au fait with Mitten's problems (believed IBD type illness?) so these are general comments. Firstly, from what I've heard allergy testing is far from reliable in that it can throw up a lot of false positives! Also while I've seen it associated more with true skin allergy cases- excessive scratching etc ( as a last resort where food triggers have been been ruled out) not for IBD type cases as such. However, Jansheff sister's cat (post in H&N, had it done recently as well.
      The same applies to Ovarid as well ie cases of excessive itching resulting in alopecia where the cause is thought to be hormonal. Again not sure what's been tried so far with Mittens so not specifically helpful, sorry!
    10. Tao2
      Hi Ianthi, just been posting in the IBD sticky, wanted to ask you specifically about 'ovarid'. Vet is going to put Mittens on it to improve appetite and help with food intolerance. Just wanted to ask you if you had any thoughts about it as I had never heard of it before and was surprised to read that it is used primarily to control queens coming into season...

      Also, any advice about blood screening for allergies/food intolerances? Vet wants to do it but is expensive (bloods sent to Germany) and am getting mixed reports about it. Does it yield reliable results?
    11. Ianthi
      In the process!
    12. spid
      YOu need to clear your inbox my dear!
    13. Dally Banjo
    14. Dally Banjo
      Dally Banjo
      The orthapedic vet has suggested "slipped capital femoral epiphysis" and "fault with physis at femoral head" anywaywill see whats what in 3 weeks.
    15. Dally Banjo
      Dally Banjo
      They are 40mins away at Kendal & have been excellent with our dog so trust them & will take his existing rads with us. We cant afford hip replacements anyway so just need to find whats going to be best for him long term, & does'nt involve pills pins vet was saying they give cats gabapentin as well, Banjo has been on that for a while now & it has made a big difference to him so .... anyway we shall have to wait & see, got to pick up some more meds for him later so going to see if I can get a print off of his record so I can see exactly whats what.
    16. Dally Banjo
      Dally Banjo
      Had a chat with OH & we have decided to ask for the orthapedic vet to see him for the x-ray in 3 weeks instead of our normal vet doing it, they have a CT scanner so may use that & it cuts out a GA if our vet does it then he's refferd & they do another, got to get him seen asap if his limp gets worse though, which we would anyway :rolleyes: apparnetly he could easily fracture it if its what the orthadedic vets think it is :( I dont know cats who'd have em & spots for that matter ;) x
    17. Dally Banjo
      Dally Banjo
      Your probably right. Just spoke to the orthapedic vet that does Banjo's accupunture & off record they dont advise hip replacement ops or do them on cats so would have to go to Birmingham for that at £6000 a bash :yikes: so we are on keep takeing the meds & more x-ray in 3 weeks to see if any changes then go from there. She was on about something to do with the hip growth plates in young male cats or sometimes early neutering can cause a loss of blood supply to the hips which could be why he is so bad already DOH!!! that'l put the cat amongst the pigeions with the early neutering peeps.
    18. Ianthi
      Not recent DB? I can't recall the details exactly but was that as a result of trauma as opposed to what Tango has?

      Personally, in your positiion if surgery is suggested I'd only allow a very experienced orthopod do this..ie referral centre!
    19. Dally Banjo
      Dally Banjo
      Where the heck is that thread on a cat that was haveing hip surgery I cant blinking find it :blink:
    20. Ang2
      Hi Ian, was just wondering if you are a vet, as you are so knowledgeable?
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