February 26th 06, 07:25 PM
Those prices are starting to look like Rumble's average cost when he has his
"MaryL" -OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote in message
> "T" > wrote in message
> . ..
>> In article <[email protected]
>> OUT-THE-LITTER says...
>>> "yogipet-online" > wrote in message
>>> >I have two Abysinnians, Tatoi and Chui. They are sisters and both are
>>> > 7 years old just this January.
>>> > In early February, Chui had bright red drops in her stool one morning.
>>> > I was so shocked, I called my vet who told me to bring her in that
>>> > afternoon. When the vet examined her, she gave me something similiar
>>> > to Tums and told me that I shouldn't worried. She said it was normal
>>> > when cats are upset or stressed in some way (i.e., change of diet, new
>>> > litter, change of location, etc). I have had cats for 20 years and
>>> > have never seen this. Has anyone else had this experience? It scared
>>> > the daylights out of me!
>>> Didn't your vet run any tests (for example, for UTI)? If not, I would
>>> a second opinion because it would be *much* better to catch any
>>> problems in an early stage.
>> I've got a pretty thorough new vet. Brought my eldest in for a check up.
>> $350 later we've identified that his liver or spleen is somewhat
>> enlarged, but the blood panel doesn't show any increase in white blood
>> cells, or any indicators of liver malfunction. At 16 he's still
>> energetic, eats well, acts normal, etc. But over the past 6 or so years
>> he's lost 3 pounds. Probably coincides with when Cosimo was brought into
>> the house as that cat could eat, rest his little soul.
>> The breakdown:
>> Physcial Exam: $40
>> Rabies Vaccination: $12
>> Distemper Vaccination: $10
>> X-Rays: $124
>> Blool Panel: $140
>> Sub-Q Fluids: $24
>> This brings the total on vet visits for the month of February to $1,100.
>> So yeah, I'd say my vet is pretty damned thorough.
>> Anyhow, when the vet called me to tell me the blood panel was ok she
>> started about ultrasounds, cat scans, etc. I told her I'd watch
>> carefully and if I saw any signs of something going on, I'd get him in
> Okay. I didn't pick up on any of this from your original message. I was
> afraid it was one of those cases where you took your cat in and just
> received a "guess" as to causes.