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Seeking vet for cat with joint, skeletal, or related problem

Artemis is an awesome cat in Durham/Chapel Hill, NC, who walks, runs, and jumps, but not as well as she should. One vet, in March, found nothing wrong; another, in June, saw she was walking oddly and said to wait a while to see if it got better on its own. Now I'm looking for a vet with expertise or interest in feline musculo-skeletal issues for the next steps. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Sep 9, 2014 - 10 answers

Mean cat. No, REALLY mean. Find us a vet in Austin who can handle that?

Our cat is terrified of strangers to the point of serious violence. (We have both owned reasonably shy and standoffish cats before. This one is worse than any other cat we've known — the bites and scratches he gives people who pick him up are sometimes not just warning nips but serious attacks. We are almost certain he was abused before we adopted him, for this and other reasons.) We need to find a vet in Austin, TX where we can take him. We have already been asked not to return to Animal Trustees, the discount vet clinic in town, because he clawed a vet tech there, so we are worried that he will be unwelcome other places as well. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Jun 7, 2014 - 18 answers

Do I need to take my recently-acquired formerly-stray cat to the vet?

Do I need to take my recently-acquired formerly-stray kitten to the vet for a check-up or anything? She had fleas but we washed them off and put a flea collar on her, and they haven't returned. Other than that she seems in good health, and I'm wondering if there's any reason to take her to a vet or not. (I can get her spayed and vaccinated for really cheap, but, a vet visit costs a lot more...)
posted by yeoz on Sep 26, 2013 - 17 answers

My cat may have been misdiagnosed. Time to find a new vet?

Back in July, my 11 year old cat was tentatively diagnosed with possible early renal failure. This past Saturday, however, she had another round of bloodwork and urinalysis...the results of which indicated her kidneys are probably fine! Needless to say, I'm very happy about this. But the more I think about it, the more it seems like the clinic folks jumped to conclusions way too quickly based on too little information. Am I off-base here, or is it perhaps really time to explore other local veterinary options? [more inside]
posted by aecorwin on Nov 27, 2012 - 9 answers

Can't find Dr. Doolittle, and the cat won't talk.

Cat illness - what to do? [more inside]
posted by VikingSword on Nov 19, 2012 - 11 answers

Smelly cat, smelly cat, is this an emergency?

Veterinarian-filter: My 11-year-old kitty, Ryoko, has very bad breath these days and I think she has a gum infection. The soonest my vet can see her is Friday afternoon. She's eating fine and full of energy, but as an overprotective cat mom, I wonder if there's anything I should do in the interim so the problem won't get any worse. Do I need to worry?
posted by xenophile on Nov 14, 2012 - 11 answers

How can I get my cat to eat his prescription kidney food

My cat has to eat a special kidney friendly diet. How can I encourage him to eat? [more inside]
posted by davisnot on May 10, 2012 - 21 answers

Cat I take my cat on the train in Japan?

Can I take my cat in a cat carrier on the subway/train in Japan? [more inside]
posted by ZeroDivides on Nov 17, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me talk to my vet.

How do I tell my vet that it's time to stop trying to diagnose my cat, and help him have a peaceful end? Looking for a possible script to follow. [more inside]
posted by nprigoda on Mar 28, 2011 - 22 answers

Cat dental care in San Francisco

About a year ago, the vet at the San Francisco SPCA told us our cat needed to get her teeth cleaned (and possibly have some teeth extracted) and that it would be almost $1000. We know we need to do this, and were wondering if there are cheaper (but still good) alternatives available in San Francisco. [more inside]
posted by firemonkey on Nov 22, 2010 - 17 answers

Please vet a vet for my cat.

It's getting to be time I took my cat Trilby to the veterinarian for his first annual check up since I adopted him last October 30th. But first I have to find a vet. Can anyone recommend a good vet in central or west end Toronto?
posted by orange swan on Oct 27, 2010 - 7 answers

Moving my kitty to a (not so) deluxe apartment in the sky

I'm moving my 14 year old cat to my new apartment this weekend. How can I make this transition go as smoothly as possible? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Sep 9, 2010 - 12 answers

a good cat vet in maryland/dc?

meow.meow.ow in maryland: anyone have a recommendation for a great vet in maryland/dc for cat? [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Jun 23, 2010 - 13 answers

I need advice on that final trip to the vet.

Our poor cat is slowly dying. When it's time to go to the vet for the last time, what do I do? [more inside]
posted by pdb on May 29, 2010 - 38 answers

Is a vet any better than SPCA when it comes to spaying?

Is there a drastic difference between getting a female cat spayed at a vet versus SPCA? [more inside]
posted by Nameless on Apr 18, 2010 - 15 answers

Food for a cat with issues

Cat Food Filter: Cat with digestive issues is no longer eating prescription food. Need help finding new food, or a new vet. [more inside]
posted by GJSchaller on Jan 3, 2010 - 12 answers

Veterinarian in Austin, Texas?

Recommendations for veterinarians in Austin, Texas please? Ideally somewhere I can get an appointment after 5:00pm or on a weekend. Someone who is good at recommending food for a kitty with a sensitive tummy would be great. [more inside]
posted by marble on Jun 2, 2009 - 8 answers

Long distance pet care

Cat pee question of the day: My cat is thousands of miles away from me, staying with my family due to circumstances beyond my control. They are OK with looking after him, except for that he pees and throws up everywhere. [more inside]
posted by amethysts on Jun 1, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me find the best vet in Southeastern VA!

My cat is very sick. We went to the vet and were incredibly unsatisfied. Please recommend an awesome vet in the South Hampton Roads (preferably Norfolk or Virginia Beach) area. (Also, if you have ANY idea what's wrong with my cat, please give me an idea, because I'm sick to my stomach with worry.) [more inside]
posted by srrh on May 31, 2009 - 19 answers

When to let go?

When should we consider euthanasia if our cat is not (visibly) in pain? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Mar 31, 2009 - 24 answers

Could my kitty have cancer?

My elderly, FIV-positive cat has a strange black bump on his neck. I can't find anything similar online and the vet dismissed it as a blackhead about six months ago, but it got bigger. [more inside]
posted by xenophile on Mar 7, 2009 - 4 answers

Pet vet on the 'net yet?

For minor pet health questions: suggest websites that are comprehensive & user-friendly? I'd like to avoid unnecessary vet visits. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Oct 30, 2008 - 10 answers

Will this drug kill my cat?

Will the drug that my vet prescribed kill my cat? It's unapproved for use in the US. [more inside]
posted by Braeog on Sep 23, 2008 - 11 answers

How can we keep our cat healthy post-surgery?

My son's 5 yo male cat had surgery yesterday to correct a severely blocked urethra. Has anyone else gone through this, and have any tips on diet/lifestyle to prevent recurrence? [more inside]
posted by mozhet on Feb 14, 2008 - 16 answers

Recommendations for online pet pharmacies?

Can you recommend a good online pet pharmacy? [more inside]
posted by Stacey on Feb 13, 2008 - 4 answers

How often do cats need teeth cleaning?

Do our mostly-indoors, otherwise healthy cats really need to have their teeth cleaned at the vet's once a year? [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl on Dec 27, 2007 - 19 answers

Is my kitty sick or in need of a nose job?

Does my cat have a chronic respiratory infection, or is it possible she just naturally has poor breathing passages? Ever since my partner and I adopted her and her sister in August she has had periodic coughing and hacking fits that have been relatively unaffected by three separate rounds of antibiotics. Now I wonder if maybe she just has the equivalent of a deviated septum, or whether it's time for hospitalization. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Dec 13, 2007 - 13 answers

Are my cats meds actually good for them?

I have two cats, both with a mild respiratory infection, and the drugs the vet gave us aren't making much sense to us. Can anyone help explain? [more inside]
posted by Braeog on Sep 19, 2007 - 8 answers

Pilling the impossible cat

I've never had a cat as hard to pill as this one. What can I do to get her to take her pills? [more inside]
posted by mendel on Jul 1, 2007 - 31 answers

Sick kitty needs nose to work again.

Tips for getting a sick pussycat on a feeding tube to eat by mouth again (and a cautionary tale)? [more inside]
posted by Scram on Jan 26, 2007 - 34 answers

Any help for constipated cat?

Mom's older Siamese cat has unusual ailment for over 1yr. Anal opening spasms shut causing backup necessitating repeat deostipations by vet. Any other suggested treatments? [more inside]
posted by swiffa on Oct 10, 2006 - 8 answers

Seattle vet recommendations?

Just moved to Seattle -- any recommendations for a good veterinarian or vet hospital? My cat will probably need some diagnostic work, so I'd prefer a facility that has specialists. I am hoping to find a place in North Seattle (Maple Leaf/Northgate area) but can drive anywhere.
posted by _sirmissalot_ on Oct 3, 2005 - 10 answers

Do cats get cataracts?

Cats and Cataracts. Does anyone have any experience or expertise in regards to cats with cataracts? [more inside]
posted by y2karl on Sep 7, 2004 - 5 answers

Territorial cat is getting injured

MoggieFilter: My cat keeps coming home injured. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by Zed_Lopez on Aug 22, 2004 - 11 answers

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