by Amy Hanrahan
We got Artemis, a purebred (have the documents) five year old Maine Coon (DOB 7/14/18). He was purchased from a Texas breeder for $4000 as a kitten. In August 2020, his owner, a good friend, passed away. In March 2021 he had a urinary obstruction that did not resolve and he underwent PU surgery that cost $8000+.
He since has had regular vet visits, grooming and is on a special urinary tract/weight management diet. He weights 23.4 lbs. (was 28 lbs.)but they'd like him to weigh closer to 20, but are happier with his current weight. Unfortunately, he has a recurrent UTI but the culture two weeks ago did not grow bacteria and he does not have stones. We just tried and experimental arthritis shot that would be monthly, but he is not responding. Also, we have him on Prozac for cats and he's been on it over a month, so it should be having some effect on him.
3/16/23 He was diagnosed with a UTI and given Clavamox. It did not clear the UTI.
4/12/23 We saw the doctor again re: the UTI and got two weeks of Zeniquin and gabapentin.
5/1/23 We saw the doctor for lingering symptons, so we got an additional week of Zeniquin and more gabapentin.
5/3/23 Ultrasound revealed no blockages, no crystals, etc.
10/11/23 Another UTI. Zeniquin and gabapentin. Culture revealed no infection.
10/30/23 Follow up on unresolved UTI and he received two vials of Solensia (has shown to help with inflammation.)
As of today, there is no noticeable improvement.
The only thing I can think of is that he gets stressed when I leave. My husband and he are close, too, but I am his "PERSON". I think he gets stressed but I cannot do anything about my work travel. (I didn't travel during COVID, of course.)I traveled 10/4-9 and again 10/16-20.
At this point, we cannot keep treating him as there is nothing else to use. I believe he would be better in a home with an owner who is there all the time and has no other cats. We have another cat, a 5 pound Himalayan Seal Point Persian (5.3 lbs.) and they play and get along. Both have a separate food dish, share water that is refilled often and do share a litter box. However, maybe he needs the sole attention.
We hate to do this because, when well, he is quite loving, is a lap cat, very sweet and chill. We simply cannot seem to get him well and none of this is covered by pet insurance that we have on both cats, as we got the insurance after his PU surgery. Please help if you can.
(McKinney, Texas )
Yeti is a neutered blue smoke poly Maine Coon who loves his family and fellow dog siblings.
He was born in April 2022 and has registration papers, although we never filed them because we only planned to love him, not breed him!
He is sweet, playful, and wants to be in the same room as humans at all times.
Yeti is quite the extrovert and enjoys human social gatherings, he sometimes watches from the mantle, bookshelf, or other cat-friendly cubby!
He is used to bathing in the warm sun spots even if the dogs come and join in too.
His mom travels for work, and he is becoming more upset with each time she leaves.
He is up to date on shot records, and has a full blood, urine, and fecal panel that shows he is a healthy boy.
Sadly due to the anxiety of Mom's travels, he has lost a little bit of weight and the vet thinks its best that he goes to a stable home with his favorite human being more readily available for naps and ear rubs.
He is used to going to the groomer every 6 weeks, and doesn't mind the car ride either.
by: Peter O’Connor in Houston
Reason for Rehoming:
We are moving to an area with an HOA that limits us to 4 cats. Fluffy makes cat number 5. The 4 cats we are keeping are the less adoptable.
Fluffy is very affectionate and loves to snuggle. He will let you trim his nails without complaint. He doesn't take pills well.Medical:
We have medical records back to May 2016. He is currently being treated for bordetella. We can only think he got it from a brother-in-laws dog who was in another room in the house for a while.
Fluffy had access to this room after the dog left. He was rescued a number of years ago from our front yard. He is 8 - 9 years old.
He is sensitive to flea bites, so he gets flea medicine twice per month. He is an easy to stress kitty, so he needs to be in a calm place where he is not chased or threatened.
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