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 members only.

  • * Abscess On The Chin: A Medical Case History
    Follow the development and treatment of an abscess on the chin of a rescued cat...
    January 2016

  • * 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.
    November 2017

  • * 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...
    September 2022

  • * Blocked Bladder - Case History
    A photographic essay of a cat with a blocked bladder having the obstruction removed.
    September 2020

  • Blocked Bladder - Case History #2
    A breeder tries a different protocal to treat her cat.
    July 2022

  • * Blocked Bladder Case History #3
    A cat experiences an unusual case of a blocked bladder.
    September 2006

  • * 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.
    June 2001

  • * 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.
    March 2017

  • Fading Kitten - A Case History
    A breeder shares her experience with Fading Kitten Syndrome.
    March 2022

  • 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 ...
    July 2009

  • * 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.
    March 2016

  • Ketoconazole & Ringworm: A Breeder`s Experience
    A breeder shares her experience battling Ringworm using the anti-fungal drug, Ketoconazole.
    October 2006

  • * 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...
    August 2019

  • * 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...
    August 2019

  • 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....
    November 2019

  • Mite Nightmare
    A breeder tells about her experience with ear and fur mites.
    December 2019

  • * 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 ...
    February 2020

  • * Newborn With Strangled Foot
    A kitten is born with its umbilical cord wrapped around its foot, cutting off the circulation.
    September 2018

  • 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...
    April 2016

  • * Pemphigus Foliaceus In An Himalayan Cat
    Follow the story of a young Himalayan and her battle against the skin condition called Pemphigus foliaceus.
    August 2020

  • Pepper`s Story
    A kitten recovers from a bizarre eye trauma
    November 2021

  • * 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.
    June 2020

  • * 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.
    October 2016

  • 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 . . .
    September 2015

  • * Rocky Road
    This photographic essay follows the inspirational progress of an unusual injury to the skin of a newborn Abyssinian kitten named Rocky...
    June 2019

  • 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 . . .
    February 2016

  • * 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...
    June 2020

  • * She Is A He!
    An Abyssinian breeder discovers her kitten has an identity crisis ...
    February 2020

  • * 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!
    November 2017

  • Story of Love - and Fear
    A breeder shares her experience with two cats... with cancer.
    October 2004

  • * 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...
    August 2011

  • Sunset Eyes Case History
    Follow in photos the developmental progress of kitten with "sunset eyes"...
    November 2016

  • * Swimmer Syndrome Medical Case Histories In Two Kittens
    See the progress kittens with Swimmer Syndrome can make if promptly given the proper therapy.
    June 2020

  • Swollen Paw In A Persian Kitten
    This is the medical history of a 5 week old Persian kitten with an abscess of the front paw.
    April 2022

  • * 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...
    March 2019

  • * 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 ...
    March 2010

  • Tritrichomonas Foetus: Our Cattery's Experience
    An Abyssinian breeder shares her experience with the Tritrichomonas foetus parasite....
    April 2009

  • * 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 ...
    January 2010

  • * Unequal Pupils
    Unequal pupils is called Anisocoria and can be caused by a variety of conditions from trivial to life-threatening.
    March 2004

  • * 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 . . .
    March 2014



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