Monday, February 18, 2019

Mancat Monday

The mancats continue to do well.  We have the dental scheduled for February 28th for Flynn and Rusty.  They are currently on two weeks of antibiotics getting ready for the big day!

Rusty, Oliver and Flynn hanging out waiting to play!

Rusty didn't know what to think when he got his first dose of Doxycycline...poor boy was wiped out!  Thankfully, he has improved with taking his meds and doesn't struggle as much now! 
Flynn is the one we swabbed, and he came back positive for something called Mycoplasma Felis.  This is a bacteria that can cause chronic URI's, although isn't known to cause dental issues.  The vet thinks Flynn is a carrier, so we are treating him and Rusty for it.

As far as viruses that can cause dental problems, he was negative for everything else.  He was tested for Herpes, Calici, Bartonella, several different Flu strains, and Chlamydia.  This is all good news.

Oliver is thankful he isn't taking meds, although I will ask if the rest of the boys need to be treated for that bacteria.  We seem to pass sneezing around a lot.  It goes away without intervention, but it would be nice if we could get rid of it!

There you have it.  I hope a good cleaning will be all the boys need.



7 comments:

  1. The vet care in your area is certainly far more extensive. None of my cats ever had antibiotics before a dental, though have had afterward. And nobody's ever been swabbed and tested for bacteria, in spite of Nicki's compromised immune system, asthma, etc. No one has even suggested doing these kinds of tests! Your boys are in good hands, evidently!

    Best of luck and purrs to both Rusty and Flynn on the 28th!

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    1. They only reason they are getting them before is to try and clear up the Mycoplasma Felis. I don't think it has to do with the dental per se. I do appreciate how my vet is willing to run tests instead of just treating symptoms, especially when things seem a bit out of the ordinary.

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  2. Paws crossed everything goes well for the dentals!

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  3. Purrayers that all the boys do well !

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