You might have missed our first "Ask Us Anything" post. "Ask US Anything" is a category of posts that will include some of the inquiries I get from readers about their kitties - whether it's a health issue, a behavior issue or something else. I have found that readers like to read these inquiries to learn more - and I have certainly learned more from them as well. So now, I will share for those who might not have seen them on Facebook or for those who aren't on Facebook, so they can still read them. I tend to post these on our Facebook and Instagram. Here are the 3 most recent issues that arose.
FLUTD in Ragdolls
Shannon wrote in worried about her 2-year old female Ragdoll cat who had been diagnosed with feline idiopathic cystitis or FLUTD.
Ragdoll Cat with a Muscle Tear
Reader Kristi wrote in: "I have a 2 year old male Ragdoll that has been very healthy and active. On October 27th I noticed a slight limp on his right hind leg. The next day is was very apparent that he was having a lot of difficulty walking and in pain. I took him to the Animal Hospital that day. Because Oliver was in so much pain the Vet was unable to examine without sedation. Under sedation they were able to pinpoint the pain was coming from his right hind femur. They took xrays also and found no broken bones or torn ligaments. The assessment by 3 doctors was they it must me a tear or tears in his muscle. They sent us home with 3 days worth of Onisor tablets to be given once a day. They told us to limit his activity. The evening of Oct 30th I came home and found Oliver barely able to walk and obviously in much pain. I took him back to the Animal Hospital. They sent us home with 3 days worth of Simbadol syrup and told us to confine him in a small area with nothing to jump on. We kept him in a 10x10 room with no furniture for 4 days. We spent as much time as we could in his room but we could tell he was getting very lonely. So we expanded his space to include the family area where we moved out the furniture as well. After 2 weeks of no improvement I have gone back to the Animal Hospital and they let me know that it could take 1-2 months to see improvement, if in fact it is a muscle tear like they suspect. They sent me home with another weeks worth of Simbadol and Onisor. I am wondering if anyone else has had a kitty with a muscle tear and what was done to treat the cat and help with the pain management. Thank you for any advice."
Wart-like Tissue on a Ragdoll Cat's Paw Pad
NEED READER HELP “I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions to what this wart like tissue could be. He will be going to the vet later this month to get his liver checked he has had high numbers since I got him. He is on medication for it now and is doing great just not sure about his little pad.”