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
PandEcats.com 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...
- * 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.
- Dreamer... and a Little Faith
The story of an owner and a cat...and the journey they take together to overcome an incredible medical obstacle...
- * 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 ...
- Heimdall's Story
This is the story of a brave kitty, and how his microchip saved his life.
- * 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
When the eyes have unequal pupils the condition 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 . . .
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