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May 18th, 2008, 06:57 PM #1Is there any Vetenarians On this Forum?
Been searching the web really hard to find an answer about one of our very loved pets. And the closest thing I'm able to find is this about what she might have is Linear eosinophilic granuloma complex. ż
Just lost one Calico cat of eleven years of age on April 9th. of cancer and miss her dearly.
Really don't want to loose this one too. I've had her to two different Vet's one on the 1st and again Friday to a different one.
1st. one thought it was a scare from a car. [She's an indoor Cat.]
2nd. one thought it might be a cancer but had never seen cancer grow in a straight line.
Started out on her right rear leg about 3"s long and since the 1st till today is now aprox. 7 inches long by about 1/4 inche wide. [hair loss and redish lumps]
Not very many clear pictures on the net. Though a lot of the same Info.
May 18th, 2008, 09:21 PM #2
Hopefully Amy will see this, if not will email her cos she might know.
Very, very sorry about your loss of your Calico cat.
I hope this other one gets better soon.
May 18th, 2008, 11:35 PM #3
Thank You purplebear;
I know my whole family misses Molly. She was always where I was when I was home.
May 19th, 2008, 01:56 AM #4
Sorry to hear about this, I know exactly what you're going through. In the past couple of years, we have had a couple of cats with "undiagnosable" problems. Hopefully you can find the right information and the right Vet to pull her through.
About 20 years ago, my wife and daughter saw a young calico get hit by a car and left for dead. They scooped her up and took her to the vet, and after surgery, she was one of our many 4-legged family members for over 18 years. They're tought cats, and can survive a lot.
May 19th, 2008, 06:30 AM #5
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Our pets are our family and it's never easy to say goodbye My heart goes out to you and your family.
With the hair loss and bumps, and the fact that it's getting longer shows she's working at it. (ie, she's licking at it an making it worse, get her an e collar till a vet figures this out)
LEGC, isn't exactly rare, but it's not common either. Has a Dr. done anything to treat the symptoms until a diagnosis can be made?
A common treatment for any type of granuloma (and from what you're describing maybe a lick granuloma?) is steroids to help minimize the itching & the pet's need to satisfy this itch. Was your cat given an injection of Depo? Or a round of Prednisone?
Has she had any fleas lately? A food change? Any contact with tree pollen? I'm not far from you, actually in Coshocton County and the fleas are horrible already, our tree pollen count is super high too.
I'm not a vet, but used to be a tech in the area. I'm not sure I can be of much help other than maybe suggest a good vet near you that would be willing to run a battery of diagnostics.Be the change you want to see in the world ~ Gandhi
May 19th, 2008, 03:09 PM #6
Dr Darr was the last one I took her too. And she doesn't seem to have any fleas, ticks, ear mites or anything like that. Any yes food changes in this area seems to be common. We all must have pets in this area as they are always running out of their favoriates.
Tree pollen is a good possiblity.
Thanks Affiliatehound, and You also Cowgirlup.
Cowgirlup, Since you're in Coshocton County ever hear of the Midnite Cowboys. I'm the lead singer and bass player.
May 19th, 2008, 03:32 PM #7
Midnight Cowboys? No, sorry, I don't get out much.....lol
Did Dr. Darr suggest maybe switching your kitty to science diet z/d for a while? It's allergen free. Did you get some steroids for her?Be the change you want to see in the world ~ Gandhi
May 19th, 2008, 04:41 PM #8
Only thing she suggested was a biopsy and sending it off to Columbus for testing.
My wife hasn't been for that yet, I think because of the cost.
My wife has her mind made up that [Linear eosinophilic granuloma complex.] is whats wrong with this cat.
But how can you be sure if the test aren't done?
I wasn't able to find any really good pictures of this on the net.
Found on in a PDF file that looks close but was much wider.
May 19th, 2008, 08:36 PM #9
if it is LEGC, a lick granuloma, or just an irritated scratch.......treatment more than likely will be the same. Steroids and maybe a round of antibiotics. Yeah, a punch biopsy is not cheap =[
Dr.Darr is a great dr. If you'd like a another opinion, I highly recommend Dr. Poland at A-1Be the change you want to see in the world ~ Gandhi
May 19th, 2008, 08:49 PM #10
Dr. Darr has been our Vet for over 14 years now. The one in Euricksville was suggest by Cats an Us at Dover.
We are going to be taking her back for the biopsy even tho my wife is against it.
7 out of 8 pets are one's that we have rescued from the streets, except her 200 dollar wiener dog.
And the 12 - 14 week old calico kitten I bought which was rescured by cats an us from a farm in Portwashington with several other starving horses and cattle.
My wife named her Charity because thats where the 50 dollars went too, to support other rescued animals. She's very much adorable like Molly was.
We are going to put the one named [Patches] on sience diet also. I'm sure I'll remember to bring my good digital home tomorrow to take some close ups of this. This wally world camera just doesn't cut it. Shows all white no mark.
May 20th, 2008, 05:58 AM #11
Be sure to keep us posted on biopsy results =]
Rescued pets are awesome aren't they?Be the change you want to see in the world ~ Gandhi
May 20th, 2008, 08:27 PM #12
Here's the latest.
Patches is at the Vet's and will have her biopsy in the morning.
Heres a couple of Pictures of her before we took her back down there.
Last edited by bobs-pcmall.com; May 20th, 2008 at 08:30 PM. Reason: Pictures disapeared ż
May 27th, 2008, 06:26 PM #13
Finally found out what went wrong with the pictures last night. So here is one of them.
So far no word from the Vet. Patches is back home Friday and doing well. At least it doesn't seem to be getting any longer at this moment.
May 27th, 2008, 10:47 PM #14
Awwwwww bless her heart!
Hope the biopsy comes back as good news!
May 28th, 2008, 07:25 AM #15
Pretty nasty cut poor thing! She's still beautiful though!
The biopsy still hasn't come back yet?
Keep us posted !Be the change you want to see in the world ~ Gandhi
May 28th, 2008, 03:24 PM #16
Biospy came back really good news. She doesn't have skin cancer.
Our research on the net must have been right.
Have to go and pick up the medicine for her in about an hour.
I post what it is when I get back home.
Thanks goes out to the ABW Family and Haiko for this forum. Bless you Haiko and everyone thats here.
May 28th, 2008, 03:44 PM #17Originally Posted by bobs-pcmall.com
May 29th, 2008, 11:49 AM #18
So what were the meds?Be the change you want to see in the world ~ Gandhi
May 29th, 2008, 11:53 AM #19
May 29th, 2008, 03:33 PM #20Wanted to be sure they were the coreect ones
Sorry about not posting this last nite.
But wanted to make sure they were the right Meds.
Prednisone 20 mg.
Which was the same Med she had Molly on for lost of appitite when she had cancer the toward the last few days.
We contacted them this morning just to verify the Med. and it is correct.
And thank you CowgirlUp for all the support, You also PurpleBear.
May 29th, 2008, 03:55 PM #21
Glad to read about the biopsy results and that all should be well soon.
Prednisone, a corticosteroid, is a true miracle drug, though it does have significant side effects when taken for too long. MrsHound has been on and off it for years, for asthma, nerve root irritations, and other problems, and we've had both dogs and cats given it for allergies, and one cat for asthma. It did its job well for each of them.
May 29th, 2008, 04:00 PM #22
True, I was reading its also good for some types of Authoritis, Seems like that and cancer has been a heavy hitter in our family on both sides. And Author sure isn't a comedian like I am. lol
May 30th, 2008, 06:36 AM #23
Yayyyy! Pred!!! Now hopefully it won't irritate so bad and have a chance to heal.
Glad all is going well Bob =]Be the change you want to see in the world ~ Gandhi