Since I don't have much time left- it seems likely although not certain I will be helped to the bridge tomorrow evening-I wanted to answer some questions. See, sometimes people get to my blog by searching on cat health questions. Well, me and Mom aren't betternarians, so you should always double check with a betternarian, but here are our best answers to some of the questions that have brought beans and cats to my blog.
1. "cat help smell of vet fighting scared of other cat". We guess the question there is something like how do you prevent two scared cats from fighting? Well, a product called FeliWay, which is very expensive, managed to keep me calm when I was at the bored place, and it seems to help in multi-cat households.
2. how to handle a fractious cat
WITH GLOVES AND GOGGLES! Seriously, when bathing me, Dad has giant thick hawk-tamer type gloves, and these "SteemPunk" goggles he made. He uses them for woodcutting, and also for bathing me!!
3.my cat hematocrit was 19, what should i do?
Well, if you know that your cat's hematocrit is 19, odds are a vet told you, and they should have further instructions on what to do. But this means that your cat is anemic. The minimum hematocrit for a cat to not be anemic is 28-30%. Around 15% or so, vets usually want to do a transfusion. So, 19 isn't a great place to be, but if your cat is being monitored by a vet, this should be treatable. Anemia can be caused by kidney issues, cancer, chronic illness, and many other things. I think even severe stress can cause anemia in a kitty. Again, please talk to your betternarian for details.
4. Although not specific, we saw searches indicating people have concerns about the cost of chemo drugs. It varies greatly depending on where you live, your vet, what protocol and cancer your cat has, and also other factors. For instance, I am so fractious I needed to be anestatized in a box before each treatment. If you get the IV anestesia, or don't need any at all, this can save your bean up to about $200.00 a treatment! Treatments are often done weekly initially, and then bi-weekly after a few months, but again, it depends on the treatment. Mom spent around $500.00 a treatment on me, but it depended greatly on how many tests and medicines I needed, and how anestitized I was. Some cats don't get nauseus and anemic like I did, and the medicines to treat those issues probably totaled to around 50.00 more dollars a month. So it varies quite widely from cat to cat, even with the same protocol, cancer, and vet office.
I hope these answers were helpful. Please, please, talk to your betternarian for more information.