Medical Case Histories
Because we can learn from the experience of others,
these articles share individual feline medical case histories
Titles marked with a red asterisk * are for
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- * Abscess On The Chin: A Medical Case History
Follow the development and treatment of an abscess on the chin of a rescued cat...
- * Amitriptyline Case History
A breeder shares her experience with the use of the medication, Amitriptylene, to control and eliminate a cat`s poor litter box habit.
- * Amputated Leg
Follow the story of an Abyssinian kitten who fractured a hind leg in a freak accident and the difficult decision his breeder was forced to make...
- * Blocked Bladder - Case History
A photographic essay of a cat with a blocked bladder having the obstruction removed.
- Blocked Bladder - Case History #2
A breeder tries a different protocal to treat her cat.
- * Blocked Bladder Case History #3
A cat experiences an unusual case of a blocked bladder.
- * Cancer: One Cat`s Story
A breeder shares how her use of natural herbs and homeopathic drugs helped to fight tumors and cancer in her kitten. Pau d`arco, red clover, essiac tea and shark cartilage were all products she used to help her cat.
- * Enlarging Small Nostrils on a Persian Cat
More common with Persians and Exotics, any cat breeder can produce a cat with small nostrils. But there is no reason for cats with this problem to suffer. Easy, inexpensive laser surgery can make the cat more comfortable overnight - literally. See the results in before and after photos.
- Fading Kitten - A Case History
A breeder shares her experience with Fading Kitten Syndrome
- GC, RW Syracoon's KC Masterpiece's Greatest Victory
This Maine Coon was a star in the show ring, but his greatest win was a successful battle against a vaccine-related fibrosarcoma - an often fatal form of cancer ...
- * Ingrown Toenail
If the trimming of a cat's claws is neglected, the result can be a painful ingrown toenail. This article includes a series of photos showing just what can happen if you fail to cut a kitty's nails.
- Ketoconazole & Ringworm: A Breeder`s Experience
A breeder shares her experience battling Ringworm using the anti-fungal drug, Ketoconazole.
- * Mastitis Medical Case History #1
Follow the symptoms and treatment of a young Exotic Shorthair female who develops mastitis after giving birth to a singleton kitten...
- * Mastitis Medical Case History #2
This is the case history of an Abyssinian female that developed an unusually fast-acting mastitis infection that required surgery...
- Microthalmia In A Pixie-Bob Kitten
Follow the story of a Pixie-Bob kitten born with one eye smaller and less developed than the other....
- Mite Nightmare
A breeder tells about her experience with ear and fur mites.
- * Mother Nature Takes A Wrong Turn
Follow the intriguing medical case history of two genetic accidents that happened to a Himalayan kitten that produced a very unusual appearance; one that created an unusual eye and one of unusual sexual identification ...
- * Newborn With Strangled Foot
A kitten is born with its umbilical cord wrapped around its foot, cutting off the circulation.
- Over-Grooming In An Abyssinian Cat
Follow a photo essay showing the damage a cat can inflict upon itself simply by licking and scratching too much...
- * Pemphigus Foliaceus In An Himalayan Cat
Follow the story of a young Himalayan and her battle against the skin condition called Pemphigus foliaceus.
- Pepper`s Story
A kitten recovers from a bizarre eye trauma
- * Premature Litter Born With Septicemia
Follow the medical history of a pregnant Bengal queen that gives birth prematurely to a litter of kittens with septicemia.
- * Prolapsed Rectum in a Cat
Dr. Leah Montgomery explains her treatment of a 3 month old female Persian kitten who developed a prolapsed rectum, complete with photos.
- Prolapsed Rectum in an Exotic Kitten
Follow the detailed medical case history of a 10-week old Exotic Shorthair kitten that experienced a prolapsed rectum that recurred five times. When traditional purse-string surgery failed to correct the problem, the kitten was operated on to actually sew the colon to the body wall . . .
- * Rocky Road
This photographic essay follows the inspirational progress of an unusual injury to the skin of a newborn Abyssinian kitten named Rocky...
- Scoliosis and Vertebral Fusion In A Cat
This is the story of an Oriental Shorthair named Shrimpbait who was born with a condition called scoliosis. A twisting and fusing of the bones in her spine left her permanently leaning to the right . . .
- * Septicemia In A Newborn Kitten
Follow one breeder's experience in trying to save a litter of kittens with with a suspected case of septicemia...
- * She Is A He!
An Abyssinian breeder discovers her kitten has an identity crisis ...
- * Stitch
Follow the story of a seven day old kitten who tears the delicate skin on its shoulder and must have it stitched closed ... twice in a single day!
- Story of Love - and Fear
A breeder shares her experience with two cats... with cancer.
- * Sub-Q Abscess Medical Case History
Two kittens that had been given sub-Q fluids when they were ill and dehydrated, developed abscesses just under the skin at the site of the injection...
- Sunset Eyes Case History
Follow in photos the developmental progress of kitten with "sunset eyes"...
- * Swimmer Syndrome Case Histories
See the progress kittens with Swimmer Syndrome can make if promptly given the proper therapy.
- * Swollen Paw Medical Case History
In an unusual medical case, a rescue kitten has a badly swollen paw, but it is neither injured, broken nor abscessed...
- * Third Eyelid Adhesion Medical Case History
This article shows photos of a pointed kitten and discusses the medical history that lead to her third eyelid becoming attached to her eyeball ...
- Tritrichomonas Foetus: Our Cattery's Experience
An Abyssinian breeder shares her experience with the Tritrichomonas foetus parasite....
- * Umbilical Cord Infection In A 3-Day Old Kitten
This article includes photos of a three day old Abyssinian kitten that developed an infection of its umbilical cord and describes its successful treatment ...
- * Unequal Pupils
Unequal pupils is called Anisocoria and can be caused by a variety of conditions from trivial to life-threatening.
- * Unusual Hair Loss In A Three Month Old Himalayan Kitten
A Himalayan kitten amusingly named "G-nome" suddenly and inexplicably begins losing his hair in handfuls at just three month of age . . .