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feisty

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Has anyone ever had their cat start drooling. I've had blood work done, normal, appetite normal. May be an allergic reaction? Please help.

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emilie

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If,there's is a problem is the eye ofshi tzu is cloudy eyes?it is danger or what medication they need...

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singular

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I thought someone may be interested in my recent experience with Alopecia x.
My Pomeranian Koda developed Alopecia x when he was two or three years old. It was gradual with his hips and neck going bald first. His coat became dull and coarse. Then virtually all of his undercoat came out.
Our vet tried all of the usual tests (Cushings, Hypothyroidism, etc), but came to the conclusion that it was Alopecia x. I took him to the breeder of my other Pomeranian and she was of the same opinion. A friend of a friend told me of anecdotal success with a herb and oil combination. He had that for six months when his hair suddenly came back.
It lasted about a year when it started falling out again. At this point we carried on with his herbs and oil but accepted that he would always be bald. His skin had gone quite black, so it seemed the Alopecia x was here to stay.
This past July, Koda suddenly became very ill. He was taken to a specialist hospital where they diagnosed pancreatitis. When he was scanned by their high quality ultrasound, they also found his bile ducts were congested. They cured the pancreatitis, but could only offer medication to try to prevent worsening of the bile duct congestion. He was put on a dose of a quarter tablet daily of 150mg ursodeoxycholic acid, so approximately 37 mgs. a day.
He returned for a repeat scan three months later, where we were told the bile duct congestion was stable and therefore to continue with his medication for his lifetime.
Only a month or so after that October appointment, he started growing new hair on his very bald hindquarters, followed by hair on his equally bald neck.
He is now so completely hairy with a full undercoat. It's only been six months since the diagnosis. I don't know if, perhaps, Alopecia x is caused by congested bile ducts and it just goes undiagnosed. Or perhaps the regrowth of his hair is a side effect of the medication. Either way, I thought I should share this with owners of other Alopecia x sufferers.


He was our baby! May you rest in peace Gibby. We love you!

Tonight our almost 4 year old kitty Gibby died unexpectedly. He was fine all week and all day. Acting like his normal self. Eating, meowing, being a lover. When I was making dinner I heard loud thumps in my son's room I said what is that and my son said my laptop? He was in the living room. It sounded like his laptop being thrown on the floor I ran in and my kitty was having what looked like a seizure on my son's floor. He was on the top bunk sleeping a 1/2 hour ago. He must have fallen off the bed from seizing? I was so scared I thought he might be ok after he stopped convoluting. But then he just stopped and stopped breathing. His body looked like he was breathing which I think he was until one big deep breath and then nothing. I started blowing in his mouth but it was too late. I'm so sad even worse my son and daughter both seen this and seen his dead body. I held my son as he cried himself to sleep. I don't know what could have been wrong? I was in the process of getting him neutered I know at almost 4 that's late in life. Also I think he may have had worms in the litter box I noticed white specs I thought maybe worms. So he was going to get that taken care of too while being neutered. I don't think round worms can kill a cat can they? 
Sorry this is so long I'm in shock and so upset. Has anyone else had this happen? I read a couple articles on here about sudden death in a healthy cat. My cat never had seizures. I don't know what happened? Just very sad.

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999025756811187

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I need to know the best way to clean my dogs ears. It is not like an infection. But he does dig at them BAD!!!! He has never had this problem before in all of his 5 & 1/2 yrs. Please help. He is my baby!!!!!!

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sabine

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Two days ago when we got home in the evening after being away for three hours our beloved cat Obi was resting at his favourite spot. When he didn't react when we called him, I went to check on him and he was dead! He was only nine years old and we cannot understand what caused this sudden and unexpected death. He seemed healthy except that he ate a little bit less and slept a lot lately but we thought it is because of the heat. Our house is pretty cool though and he never had any symptoms like short breath or drooling. He even had some food while we were away. When we found him he looked very peaceful with no signs of distress like vomiting or cramping. He just lay there as usual waiting for us and must have basically died in his sleep. Most likely he must have suffered a heart attack? I am so sad and shocked to learn about so many sudden deaths with otherwise healthy and young cats. We miss him terribly since he was a true family member and such a great company.

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sphynxfighter

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Hello All, I am here because I have and am still suffering at the hands of HCM. I am working on compiling a database of all the breeders who are producing HCM positive kittens regardless of the status of the cats they continue to breed. You see. Just because their breeding cats scan negative doesn't mean anything and they prey on all of our weak hearts in hopes that we will just except it and move on when we approach them with news of the death or oncoming demise of our loved ones. There are many breeders out there breeding cats that they full well know are producing cats with a VERY high probability of having HCM and in many cases kittens are showing evidence of these death sentence as early as 4 months old. Until we all get together and start holding these breeders accountable they will just continue to breed these cats until they themselves die of the very horrific disease they spread like wildfire. So I beg you, If you have had or have a feline love that has passed or is on it's way. Please just let me know the cattery name and if possible the full name of the parents your baby came from. I just want this atrocity to stop. Please help me and most of all help the wonderful breed we all love so much. Otherwise it will never end and the pain will continue and the grief will go on forever. 

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