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Anyone have a cat who has a blood clotting disorder?

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Gizmo

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Purred: Wed Feb 28, '07 7:59am PST 
My oldest, Gizmo is 10 and maybe 2 months ago I noticed blood in his stools frown Since then we've done multiple testing and turns out he might just be a hemophiliac! The vet says since he is thriving and if he doesn't loose any weight, there really isn't anything else to do. I'm glad it doesn't affect his daily life smile He still has his get up and go at his age big grin Anyone else here that can relate with this issue?
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Abbie- (always in- my heart)

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Purred: Wed Feb 28, '07 8:12am PST 
We've never faced that disorder with a kitty. Abbie had blood in her stools, but it turned out that she had Inflammatory Bowel Disease, which then turned into Lymphoma. Be sure you rule those two things out before you settle on a diagnosis.

I didn't realize cats could have hemaphelia (sp?). It sounds like your vet is very optimistic, but I would certainly consider seeing an internal medicine specialist, just to rule out anything else and to get a second opinion on the plan of treatment if the diagnosis still stands.

Either way, good luck and keep us all posted on your continued good health.
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Gizmo

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Purred: Wed Feb 28, '07 12:10pm PST 
Thanks, I have been to an internal specialist who did further testing and said not to worry at this time either.thinking
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Abbie- (always in- my heart)

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Purred: Wed Feb 28, '07 12:48pm PST 
I'm glad it's not lymphoma! And it sounds like you've done everything you need to do. I imagine, having a kitty with this condition would be the same as having a child - you have to make sure he doesn't get a wound that won't quit bleeding. I'll bet he's got many really good years left. I hope you hear from some other kitties who actually have this condition so they can share their healthcare routines with you. Catster is so wonderful because you never have to feel alone!
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Hunter

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Purred: Thu Mar 1, '07 7:40am PST 
Sorry to hear that your clotting times are off. I wanted to give you a word of advice...be sure that if you ever need to go into a different vet for any reason (emergency, your vet is closed, etc.) that you let them know about Gizmo's condition. Precautions need to be taken when drawing his blood.
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Gizmo

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Purred: Fri Mar 2, '07 4:57am PST 
Oh most definitely Hunter, thanks kitty
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