A couple of weeks ago, I got the following email from Dr. Cecilia: Hi Koshka!
I just got the results back and all cats are free from Tritrich! Great job!
Hope you haven’t waited too long for the results. They appeared in a weird place in the journal, so I hadn’t seen them before. No more restrictions. Hope Jakey is doing fine. Otherwise get back to me to discuss treatment with prednisolone.
I wrote back: I knew it! There’s been no diarrhea and he’s gained weight. We’ve been feeding him sensitive stomach food and kitten food, but he is still a little growly. It took me a while to get all five cats’ poops. Angel is a very stealthy pooper. So no, I didn’t wait too long at all! Great news! What do we do about the prednisolone?
She responded: Hi! If he’s had no diarrhoea and gaining weight I wouldn’t put him on pred for now. The best would be to put him on a hydrolysed feed. There are a few different ones, but I recommend them in this order of priority (based on protein and fat content): Purina HA, Hills z/d, Royal Canin Hypoallergenic, Specific CDD Allergy Management Plus. Also I’ve written a prescription for folic acid and B12. He should be on it for 6 weeks, then off for 2 weeks. After that I recommend a revisit to check his B-vitamin values, evaluate the feed and recheck his albumin and proteins, which were abnormal before the treatment.
Is that an OK plan for you?
My answer was: It’s a great plan! to which she said: Super! I’ll put him up for a revisit in 8 weeks. We’ll call you to make the appointment.
But what AWESOME news! We have successfully conquered both Giardia and Tritrichimonas Foetus. I am earning my cat-parent merit badges!
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Just seeing Jake’s face looking so well makes my heart happy! Well done, Koshka (and Björn, because I know that he helped!).
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Yay! Great news! I was really worried about Jake. ❤
You’re in the trenches, girl, you’ll make a great breeder. Just keep a few of us on Speed Dial for kittening. It’s a time honored tradition!
He is looking as grand as ever! And you’re a wonderful cat-mom.
What a load off! Whew! Glad to know that Jake is going to be okay!
Those are good badges to earn! I’m glad Jake is so much better.