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Catsy's mom here:
Quick background...Catsy was rescued by us 7 weeks ago and has been struggling with a number of medical issues.
On Friday she saw the vet and they took blood, urine and stool samples.
The urine showed some compromised kidney function.
This morning when I went into Catsy's room, I saw that she a severe episode of vomitting overnight. She vomitted a lot of reddish brown liquid and also some white froth.
I called the vet to ask if the vomitting could be from the vaccines she got on Friday. They said it was unlikely to be from the vaccinces.
They said her stool tested positive for three parasites:
-capillaria aerophila (lungworm)
-pearsonema plice (parasite that affects bladder)
They claim these are all treatable and might explain her kidney issues, but I am very worried. Yesterday she started sneezing a lot and I am worried she is really sick.
She had a stool sample tested at another facility when my doctors were on vacation and they said she was negative for parasites. Now she has three!
I am terrified that my other cats will get sick too, although they rarely have any contact. There have been one or two instances of one of them using the other's litterbox, but that is it. They do not share food dishes.
I guess I am just freaking out that Catsy has all these things, and her blood work is not even back yet! Did this ever happen to any of you other cats? I am mortified that she has three parasites and has been suffering with them all this time. Why bother paying for tests if they can't provide accurate results?
What causes kitties to sneeze?
Any words of comfort or encouragement are appreciated. Thank you.