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My Poorly Persian Fudge

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by Purrrrfect, Jun 2, 2010.


  1. Purrrrfect

    Purrrrfect PetForums VIP

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    I got up this morning to find one of my Persians
    Fudge struggling to breath so took him to the
    vets and he has pneumonia. He has had to go in
    isolation in the living room. :( He is on Metacam
    pain relief twice daily and 1/2 an antibiotic once a day.

    First pic is the day we got him on 18th April.
    And the second pic is Fudge this morning. :(
    The vet says he has probably had this for a few months
    but had no symptoms. I am having to syringe feed
    him blended food little and often.
     

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  2. hobbs2004

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    Oh gosh - poor little mite!

    Did the vet say that there is anything else you can do in addition to giving him painkillers and some antibiotics?
     
  3. Purrrrfect

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    Just syringe feed him liquidized food
    little and often. And keep him comfortable.
     
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    2 of my cats had pneumonia - again showed no symptoms until very late ... when one of them's purr was awful, like a traction engine ... had the vet out to her, and he listened to all the cats, and one other others was bad too ... again it was antibiotics and rest ... but they pulled through.

    I hope yours gets better soon x
     
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    I was wondering Purrfect - considering that you have many kittens/cats in the house I am wondering whether you also some colostrum powder? I believe that it has immune strengthening powers, so may be something that you could mix in with his food (after consulting the vet of course...)?
     
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    I had a cat Pippa, with the same symptoms
    that had to be put to sleep 2yrs ago.
    The vet said cats are very good at hiding
    things until they can hide it no longer.

    Where would i get colostrum powder from?
    He seems to just want to drink at the moment.

    I'm in tears, one of my cats Sugar has been missing
    about 4 weeks. I had Spooky a 17yr old cat die in my
    arms Monday evening just gone. Now fudge is poorly. :(
    I'm just wondering what's next! :( :scared:

    Roll on Vodka O Clock!
     
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    Thank you for that hunni,

    I forgot about the 5 week old kitten that
    passed away in her sleep a few weeks back.
    I can't take any more. :(
     
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    I am sending you lots of positive vibes! Sh$t comes in waves unfortunately, but I am keeping my fingers crossed that this it for you! All good from now on!

    Anyone know whether Vit C would help in this case - i.e. pneumonia? I have got some rosehip powder that contains Vit C that I use for my cats to boost their immune system and bone growth etc. I could send you some. 1g of powder contains 10mg of Vit C, you would need about 0.5g per day.
     
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    I lost a cat beginning of February too.
    He was around 9yrs old and collapsed in the street
    with a heart attack. :(

    I would be very very grateful for anything
    that would help at the moment.
    Thank you very much for your offer.

    If i have another run of bad luck i would
    prefer that the fridge, freezer or washer broke down.
    Not my cats to be poorly it tears at my heart seeing them
    so poorly. :(

    Watching Spooky slip away in my arms was the hardest thing
    iv'e ever had to do. I just kept telling her she was going
    to a nice place and that it was ok to let go.
     
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    I am with you - I would rather my appliances all gave up the ghost then one of my cats being even just a little bit poorly!

    Just pm me your address and I stick some of the orange rosehip powder in the post to you tomorrow! Absolutely no worries!

    Still sending you good vibes!
     
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    Oh i am so sorry purrrrfect for all that you are going through.
    I didn't know that you also have a puss gone missing. That's bad enough i know and also the death of your kitten and 9 year old and the elderly girl a few days ago.
    I hope Fudge will soon respond to treatment and all will be well again. Sending you some big Hugs.
    Hope Sugar will decide to come home ASAP. It's the not knowing that hurts.
    Take care xx
     
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    vit c would definatly be beneficial!


    Another tip is to moisten the environment a little, try putting a bowl of water in front of a radiator for him (keep him warm while he is poorly).

    Liquidised food little and often by syringe is excellent advice from your vet.

    Fingers crossed the antibiotics will have kicked in over the next 48 hours and he will be feeling a bit brighter.

    hugs x
     
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    What a nightmare you are haveing :( hope Fudge gets better soon & so very sorry to hear of your other paws, huge hugs xxx
     
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    How's is Fudge this morning? Any improvement yet?
     
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    Fudges breathing is a little better today
    and he is moving a little round the living room.
    He is still looking quite miserable and his chin
    and chest are black with whatever it is that's
    coming out his mouth. He's drinking by himself so that's good.
    But he is not taking the food very well even from a syringe.
     
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    Sounds like he's on the mend :) x
     
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    I've had pneumonia myself so I know it's not much fun for Fudge. I'm not sure about giving Vitamin C unless it's something cats generally get from their diet. However, as a human whose had pneumonia the only things I could face for two weeks were grapes, apple juice and strawberries, all of which were healthy. Obviously keep up the liquids and have his favourite food to hand. Let us know how he is doing in a day or two.
     
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    Fudge took a turn for the worst this morning and could hardly stand we rushed him to the vets and the vet did all he could. Fudge passed away shortly before 1pm this afternoon. Sleep tight my big boy Fuddle. Love you always. xxx <3

    The vet believe he had respetory problems
    and kidney disease. He was only 3 - 4yrs old
    and iv'e only have him for around a month. :crying:
     
  20. billyboysmammy

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    so so sorry hun :(
    You made his last days wonderful, god bless you for taking him in x


    Run free at the bridge fudge xxxxxxxx
     
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