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post #11 of 20
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Kathy I could kiss you!

 

My 17 year old cat, Sebastian, has kidney disease, but with daily ringers, binders, and wet cat food and monthly CBC & Super Chem Labs, he is stable. June 2016 will be a complete year of living with the disease. He is absolutely doing great and proof positive that CRF is not an immediate death sentence. Yes, it is terminal, but it is not imminent. I pray that we will be blessed with at least 3 more glorious years together.

 

I love my birds, but Sebastian and I have history. My whole young adult life is wrapped up in that beautiful black cat.

 

Anyway, I was petrified that I indirectly gave him Coccidiosis by purchasing my second flock.

 

I was hoping against hope that a cat could not contract "chicken" Coccidiosis, but I did not know for sure.

 

There are very few meds that CRF cats can take. With their kidneys already compromised, medications just accelerate the disease and simple drugs like antibiotics can potentially become life threatening. If Sebastian tested positive, I did not know if his kidneys could handle anticoccidial medication.

 

I was still trying to get ahold of my vet when I read your post. I just about broke down and cried.

 

This is the best news that I have had since this situation began four days ago.

 

Thank you! :hugs 


Edited by PixieAndDust - 4/5/16 at 1:31pm
post #12 of 20
Sorry about your cat, but fear not, he's not gonna get coccidiosis. Glad you were able to catch his disease early, rather than later. My vets told me that cats with renal disease can do quite well with supportive care.

Not that you have to worry, but I think that cats with coccidiosis can be treated with Corid, and I'm pretty sure that it's safer than Albon and other sulfa meds.

BTW, since you know how to give fluids to a cat, know that the same can be done with birds. It's a little trickier, but can be done, and it could save the life of a chicken someday.

-Kathy
post #13 of 20
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Small Silk. Pictures taken 04-05-16. She was standing still and quiet like this in the coop this morning. I immediately separated her from the flock by isolating her in the broody breaker. She is definitely not broody. Body is fluffed, squatty and still. Absolutely motionless and quiet. She will look at me, but will no longer come to me. I did not move her out of sight from the flock, because whatever she has they have all been exposed to it. When approached she will peck at me. Poor baby does not feel well. I wish I know what was wrong with her. No sneezing. No runny eyes. And no bloody poop! :hu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Poop Picts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corid

 

 

 

...And just because...Sebastian's IV Stand and Ringer's

 

 

post #14 of 20
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Little Silk made a full recovery.

 

post #15 of 20
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Babies are on the road to recovery.

 

post #16 of 20
Thread Starter 

Little Silk Sunbathing

post #17 of 20
How is she now?

-Kathy
post #18 of 20
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Kathy,

 

Thanks for asking. :hugs

 

Little Silk made a full recovery. She is alive, happy, and healthy.

 

Posted a video of her recovery & sunbathing on 04-16-16.

post #19 of 20
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Kathy,

 

Thanks for asking. :hugs

 

Little Silk made a full recovery. She is alive, happy, and healthy.

 

Posted a video of her recovery & sunbathing on 04-16-16.

I can't see the videos, it says they have been disabled by the owner. :(

 

-Kathy

post #20 of 20
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Huh. Strange. Thanks for bring this to my attention.

 

Try this:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-J_1LBt98A&feature=player_embedded

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