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    Conn's syndrome / Hyperaldosteronism Diagnosis

    Hello friends, 2021 has not been a good year for our pet cats. On 9/17/2021, Samantha underwent a colon biopsy that resulted in a resection that is still healing and an FGESF diagnosis. On 10/20/2021, her fur brother, Watson, was diagnosed with Conn's Syndrome / hyperaldosteronism. @Antonio65 ...
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    Samantha - leaking poop after colon resection

    Friends, update on Samantha ... It has been five weeks since Sam had surgery on 9/17/2021. She is S L O W L Y getting better control of her bowels. During the day, there are some deposits in her litter box and she does not soil her bedding. Overnight, it is still a disaster. My fastidious...
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    Samantha - leaking poop after colon resection

    Thanks so much for all the advice and support. This is such a wonderful community. Sam has been much perkier today. I’m happy to report her appetite is getting back to pre surgery levels and she is now walking around. I think it helped that we took her out of the crate. She is a social kitty...
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    Samantha - leaking poop after colon resection

    Thanks so much to this wonderful community. It is so good to know there are good people like you all to support kitties and their families. this is from the surgeon: “A large portion of her descending colon was removed to ensure excision of all palpable masses, and we attempted to spare the...
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    Samantha - leaking poop after colon resection

    Hope your guy continues to recover smoothly! Thanks for your note and the reminder that the squeaky chair gets attention. Going to hold the surgical team to some accountability.
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    Samantha - leaking poop after colon resection

    Thank you so much all. Really appreciate hearing about the recovery period and the links to FGESF. We did spend a fortune at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists - $2k for the ultrasound that detected the growths and $7k for the surgery. We go back for a 2 week recheck on 9/30/2021. The surgeon’s...
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    Feline oncologists - colon cancer

    We just got the biopsy results. No cancer detected. Sam has Feline Gastrointestinal Eosinophilic Sclerosing Fibroplasia (FGESF). It is very rare and we are learning more about it. Often misdiagnosed as cancer or IBD.
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    Samantha - leaking poop after colon resection

    Hi all, our 6 year old DSH underwent surgery to remove masses in her colon at gulf coast veterinary specialists in Houston. The surgeon removed 7 masses from her colon and 1 mass from her lymph node on 9/17/2021. The surgeon performed a resection to rejoin the remaining pieces of her GI tract...
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    Feline oncologists - colon cancer

    Thank you so much!
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    Feline oncologists - colon cancer

    Hi all, our cat Samantha likely has colon cancer. She is a 6 year old DSH. She had an acute kidney injury at 8 weeks and we have been very focused on her kidney health. She has been on phosphorus binders almost her whole life (lanthanum carbonate). The binder causes constipation so we have also...
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    Neutered cat peeing outside some litter boxes

    Thanks so much. he pees on the mat outside the same 2 boxes. He pees inside the other 2 boxes. We have changed the litter mats - no difference - he pees on the new mats outside those two boxes. We have started laying down rags to make clean up easier. He happily pees on the rags. I can’t think...
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    Neutered cat peeing outside some litter boxes

    Hi all, I have a 12 year old neutered male cat who has been peeing outside of some litter boxes consistently. For some boxes, he will always pee on the mat outside the box. For other boxes, he will pee inside the box. We use the same litter for all the boxes and have the same litter boxes in all...
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    Active Cat Sleeps All Day Weeks After Tooth Extraction And Prednisolone

    Thanks all. We are taking our big boy to the vet on Monday and hopefully will find out what's behind the personality change.
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    Active Cat Sleeps All Day Weeks After Tooth Extraction And Prednisolone

    My 10 year old guy went to the vet on 7/18 (2 weeks ago). He had 2 teeth extracted during a routine cleaning and also had a nasal scope because of sneezing. Prior to this, he was the most playful, friendly and social cat ever. I'd never seen a cat retrieve until I met him. Now he is much less...
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    Licking Lower Belly In Between Legs Until Raw

    How are your big boy’s thyroid levels? My Mao groomed her belly excessively to the point of baldness until her thyroid levels were regulated. If you’ve not had Tonka’s thyroid levels checked recently, you might consider doing so. We finally diagnosed Mao’s hyperthyroidism around age 14. It...
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