Monday, September 27, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Uteh was passed away last night after being hit by vehicle. A bit sad because the cat is my mom's favorite cat. R.I.P Uteh..
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Recently, we have sent Oyen and Puteh to the clinic for cats ringworm disease in the ear. Doctor gave lotion to use at Oyen ears. After three days it give positive effects on Oyen. The ringworm cure and his ears more beautiful now..
Oyen ears before .
Lotion get from vet
After 3 days, Oyen ears is cure.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Read some good tips for vet visit to reduce cat stress
Tips for Reducing Cat Stress:
1. Always use a cat carrier to transport your cat. This is so much safer than having a cat roaming free through a vehicle. It is also safer than trying to carry your cat in your arms, even with a leash. Cats can jump out of your arms, possibly hurting you, and running away.
2.Choose a carrier with a removable top. Hard plastic carriers are ideal. The removable top makes it much easier to remove the top of the carrier, place the cat inside, and then refasten the top of the carrier than trying to force the cat through the small door. At the clinic, your veterinarian can remove the top of the carrier, and in many cases, the cat can stay right in the carrier during the exam, vaccinations, etc.
3.Make the carrier an enjoyable place. Days before actually venturing out, bring out the cat carrier, leave it open and line it with a really cozy material. Start placing taste-tempting treats into the carrier. You can feed meals in the carrier as well. Your cat will soon start equating the carrier with good things. You may also wish to spray the carrier with a product such as Feliway, which may reduce anxiety.
Help your cat get used to car rides. Once your cat is used to the carrier, place the carrier (with the cat inside) in the car, give an incredible cat treat, and then return the cat to the house and release her. Repeat this several days until your cat happily goes out to the car. Next, for a few days, start the car, give a delicious treat, and turn off the car. If your cat accepts that readily, take short trips up and down the driveway or around the block, while giving really great treats. Finally, for a few days, take some round trips to the veterinarian’s parking lot and return home.
4.Make the clinic a great place to visit. Now take some trips to the veterinarian and just go to the waiting room, have the veterinary staff give some wonderful treats, and head home. Then graduate to taking the cat into the exam room, give treats, and head out. (Telling the veterinary staff about your plans beforehand would be a nice courtesy. They will be more than happy to help make your cat more at home during the visits.)
Source :- Pet Blog
Saturday, September 11, 2010
My cats ringworm infection in his ear. It is a bit ticklish when viewing the ears. Do not know what to do with the situation. Maybe next week will bring animals to the clinic Oyen.Poor this little cat.
Found some good info how to treat ringworm.
Ringworm treatments include:
* Lime sulfur dips
* Topical medications
* Trimming or shaving the fur (though some vets do not recommend shaving cats when treating ringworm, as it may actually spread the fungus)
1. Oral Medication:
Griseofulvin is the drug of choice for ringworm infections.
• It should be fed with a fatty meal or some corn oil to increase its absorption.
• Griseofulvin should never be given to pregnant animals and cats that are FIV-positive.
• Common side effects can include lethargy, loss of appetite, vomiting, and diarrhoea
Itraconazole is another drug that is increasingly used for ringworm infection.
• The efficacy of the drug is similar to griseofulvin, but it can be prohibitively expensive
• Should not be given to pregnant animals
• The most common side effect is nausea
Ketoconazole is a similar drug to itraconazole.
• Ketoconazole is infrequently used due to a high incidence of adverse side-effects and the resistance of some strains of ringworm to it.
2. Environmental treatment: Spores can survive for years in the environment. In order to minimise the spread of infection to other animals and people, it is imperative to effectively treat the environment. If possible, brushes, combs, and bedding should all be discarded.
Dilute bleach is an effective disinfectant for surfaces around the house. Vacuum-cleaning should be performed daily and disinfection weekly until the infection is eliminated.
3. Topical therapy: the jury is out about the efficacy of topical therapy. Traditionally, infected animals have been clipped and treated with topical antifungal preparations. Some effective treatments are enilconazole, lime-sulfur dips, and miconazole/chlorhexidine shampoo (Malaseb).
Source :- Suite 101
There are a lot of useful information on the Internet. It should be taken to the vet and have to do as above tips.