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    Has anyone had a mammary cancer cat still thriving after a year with no treatment?

    Still going strong! She has a checkup on Monday to x-ray her lungs and just check her overall wellbeing. I weight her at home. She was a normal 7.5lbs a year ago when diagnosed and now she's gotten a bit fatter (8.5lbs) because she eats so much, lol. Her mammary lump has grown a bit, but not as...
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    Has anyone had a mammary cancer cat still thriving after a year with no treatment?

    Thank you! I don't want to get too excited about the possibility of it not being cancer because, although it hasn't grown a lot, it has still grown a small amount compared to when I first noticed it. Also, I can't think of why she'd have a small lung lump on the same side as the mammary lump if...
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    Has anyone had a mammary cancer cat still thriving after a year with no treatment?

    My Moon is about 12 years old. We adopted her and she was an ex-breeding queen (persian). She was in very bad health at the time and had just gotten spayed (it was an infected incision -- her previous owner wasn't taking care of it). She was emaciated. We took her to a general vet, internal...
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    I had to unexpectedly euthanize my Tony last night and the guilt is consuming me

    I don't understand. My Tony was perfectly fine. He was a good weight, active, eating well, playful, etc. Then, yesterday I woke up and he wouldn't eat. He kept hovering above his water dish trying to drink but he was unable to. He was walking like he was drunk and he was super lethargic and not...
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    Mammary cancer spread to the lungs. Am I horrible for choosing palliative?

    I'm glad you mentioned that. Chemo without surgery doesn't do much for mammary cancer as far as I know and apparently the mets to the lungs are hard to treat as well. She has been galloping from room to room, playing with the other cats, and eating voraciously since her diagnosis a couple of...
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    Mammary cancer spread to the lungs. Am I horrible for choosing palliative?

    We did not have the masses graded as there are too many of them in her nipples and the one in her lung. The vet said the fact that she is asymptomatic, eats well, and hasn't lost weight is a good sign. She told me not to bother making an appointment for euthanasia because her quality of life...
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    Mammary cancer spread to the lungs. Am I horrible for choosing palliative?

    I'm sure some of you have heard about my Mousse before. I adopted her in 2018 at the age of 10. She had previously been used as a breeding cat (she is purebred persian). But, when I got her she was emaciated, her spay incision was infected, she had calicivirus, and she had infected ulcers in her...
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    I literally think we experienced some sort of miracle. Great news at the specialist hospital!

    I rescued Mousse a bit over a year ago. Long story short, we didn't think she would survive long and even our regular vet wasn't super optimistic. She had chronic diarrhea. She was emaciated and her nose and mouth were ulcerated. She was 10 and had recently been spayed before we brought her home...
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    I Think We Finally Cleared The Infection!! Is It Too Early To Celebrate?

    Wow, I haven't posted in awhile but I also haven't forgotten all of your kind advice and reassurance over the past year as I struggled with my rescue persian's myriad of health conditions. I think I've spent over 5 grand on diagnostics, medications, and specialist visits this past year. I...
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    I'm At My Wits End. Cat Not Eating.

    I had finally gotten Mousse (my special needs cat) in a good place health-wise and thought I could take a breath and maybe a little break from almost 24/7 caregiving. Then, my other rescue persian, Sangria, got sick. She is approximately nine years old and I adopted her about five years ago...
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    Steroids And Heart Conditions?

    Update: Fourth dose today! We are almost done with the full 0.25mg doses and after tomorrow we go down to 0.125mg for 7 days. Has someone replaced my cat with a kitten? I have a hard time recognizing the fact that she is ill. She has the same great appetite but all she wants to do is play and...
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    Steroids And Heart Conditions?

    Update: Second dose today! Yesterday was really nice. Mousse didn't have a bloody nose and she was very alert and playful. This morning I woke up and she hadn't had a bloody nose yet and very minimal nasal secretions (and they were clear)!!! She had drooled a little bit but not as much as...
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    Steroids And Heart Conditions?

    Even if the steroids take care of the issue the anesthesia necessary for the tongue scraping is too risky due to her heart condition. Unless it somehow changes, but HCM doesn't usually get better it only remains stable or progresses as far as I know. In her case, it has remained stable! I gave...
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    Steroids And Heart Conditions?

    I picked up the medication today and it's as follows; .25mg once a day for 5 days and then .125mg (half of .25mg) once a day for 7 days. The internal medicine specialist says that the sinus and nasal inflammation is likely due to the fact that her previous owner never treated the bacterial...
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    Steroids And Heart Conditions?

    Thank you! I didn't know there was a big difference between types of steroids. Was your cat classified as mild, moderate, or severe HCM? I called the specialists back because I was so worried and they explained that most of the ill effects to the heart and the immune system happen with large...
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