Happy Tuesday everyone. Today is medical day so I figured you would want a Spooky update.
When I took Spooky to the vet a couple of weeks ago, his blood work was fine, but I was told he had a lot of protein in his urine. At the time, it was the least of his problems, but now that he is eating and going to the bathroom normally I started researching it. One website got my attention because it says lyme disease can cause this: http://www.vetinfo.com/feline-proteinuria-causes.html . I immediately called the vet and was told there was no test for cats for lyme disease which I find odd being that a blood test is used for humans and dogs. I plan to call the vet tomorrow when the vet I am most familiar with is there to see if she will give Spooky an antibiotic for lyme disease to be on the safe side. Another symptom was a stiff walk with arched back which he has and we assumed was arthritis. Spooky spent most of his life outdoors until we adopted him in 2013. He belonged to the neighbors and visited daily, his previous family treated him with flea/tick preventative, but he always had ticks on him which makes me think he has lyme disease. We have had dogs with it in the past and my husband has had it 3 times so I know it is quite common around here. Spooky is getting his dental done next Thursday ( unless my
cheap frugal husband stops me).
Here are some photos of Spooky back when he was just a friendly neighbor and a bit of a mooch:
I am curious to know if anyone else’s cat gas ever had lyme disease and if you know of a test for cats. Any information you have to share would be greatly appreciated.