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Cat Health > Megacolon?
Athena

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Purred: Mon Nov 25, '13 7:19pm PST 
Yep yep, small meals for a week, mirilax daily, wet only, and an antibiotics for a week. I was worried, she didn't pass anything for over 48 hours but she has a couple times now and she is definitely a happy Kitty now smile Thanks again for the support everyone, hoping she stays healthy now!

Jason
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Cat Health > Megacolon?
Athena

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Purred: Thu Nov 21, '13 5:29pm PST 
Surgery went well, Athena is home and acting completely normal. Hoping for no complications then we will set in to see how managing her condition goes. There was about a six month gap between instances this time and the last time and we weren't even trying to manage it since we thought it was isolated constipation last time. We are hopeful she will lead a fairly normal life, we will see! Thanks again for all the advice and support smile

Jason
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Cat Health > Megacolon?

Athena

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Purred: Thu Nov 21, '13 6:29am PST 
Thanks again for the replies smile Luckily all my kitties are already on grain free diets but it was part dry and part wet. Obviously we will be going wet only after this episode. Athena is dropped off at the vet, hope to hear good news later today, will keep you posted. Thanks for the support!

Jason
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Cat Health > Megacolon?

Athena

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Purred: Wed Nov 20, '13 12:58pm PST 
Thank you VERY much for the reply! The yahoo group does still exist and I joined yesterday, thanks for mentioning that. I kind of felt removing the colon was pretty radical to especially since she is so young. My wife and I have decided to go for the conservative surgery, Athena goes in tomorrow morning. We have also read pumpkin helps, Athena seemed to eat it fine yesterday so hopefully after surgery she will continue. My vet also mentioned both the laxatives you were talking about so hopefully between the laxative, wet food, pumpkin, etc we can manage this thing. Just hoping Athena has a successful surgery tomorrow, thanks again for the reply it's appreciated smile

Jason
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Cat Health > Megacolon?

Athena

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Purred: Tue Nov 19, '13 4:34pm PST 
My two year old kitty Athena just came home from some time with the vet. Last Spring she became very constipated, took her to the vet, he had to give her an enema and then put her under to push the feces out. Last Friday night she started acting sick again. We kept her separate from the other cats with her own litter box. Sure enough she constipated again, not going anymore. We thought she was ok, she went months without medication or a strict wet food diet without an incident but here it is again.

Today the vet called to say he can't get the feces to soften up this time to push it out. He recommends surgery, I have two option, one is just to open her up, removed the feces and sew the colon back up, the other is to removed the colon completely. The vet is saying possibly megacolon but my wife and I are not comfortable with completely removing her colon at such a young age, we are leaning toward the less invasive surgery and then putting her on a strict wet diet with laxatives (or whatever vet recommends) to see if this reoccurs. I'm wondering if anyone has an experience with this and any thoughts on which surgery to pursue, any thoughts or advice is appreciated, thank you!

Jason
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New to Catster/Tips & Tricks > zeke(our cat)
Athena

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Purred: Fri Sep 30, '11 10:53pm PST 
I don't think you'll find anyone around here disagreeing with you smile Welcome to Catster!
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Catster Railroad > lil Kitten needs a ride from Taneytown MD to Detroit, MI

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Purred: Mon Sep 12, '11 9:31pm PST 
Wonderful! I'm glad he made it to you, did you just decide to make the drive yourself and pick him up? He's a cutie, I'm sure he's enjoying his new family smile
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Behavior & Training > move the litter box?

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Purred: Mon Sep 12, '11 9:29pm PST 
Sort of depends on the kitty smile I just removed my kitten litter box and set up a big adult litter box all the way downstairs and all three kittens are fine. However, I did already have a box downstairs for our adult kitty so they were already going down there from time to time to use it. I would just show your kitty were the box is now located and give it a test run to see how she does, or if you have time set up a second one in the new location then remove the other like I basically did smile Good luck!
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New to Catster/Tips & Tricks > New Little Me

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Purred: Fri Sep 9, '11 11:11pm PST 
You are ADORABLE! I'm glad your mommy? decided to let you inside and I think she WILL be keeping you, not MAY be keeping you lol, you're way too cute not to keep. We'd love to be friends with you, my dad will send your family a request smile
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Laws & Legislation > What would you do?
Athena

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Purred: Thu Sep 8, '11 5:11pm PST 
I agree with most other posters, that is just nuts! ALL of my kitties throughout all of my life would be confiscated, kitties scratch and bite sometimes, it's what they do! I elbowed my wife in the face in the car one day on accident, her face and my elbow tried to occupy the same space at the same time coincidentally! I wasn't "confiscated" it's called an ACCIDENT.

To answer the OP's original question if I knew it would result in my cat being taken away there is no way I would go to the ER! I wouldn't go to the ER anyway unless they scratched my eyeball out or something! I find it hard to believe as well that you can be forced by animal control to give up your pet, it almost seems like you'd have to ok them doing that unless it's like a mauling or rabies is suspected. I'm thinking as others do there is more to that story!
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