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a cat with lyme disease?

Sunday, April 07, 2013

is this possible?

my cat has been 'diagnosed' with probable brain tumor, vestibular disorder, stroke, epilepsy, glaucoma, infection, etc.

he is very much alive, but loses muscular control... sometimes.... sleeps a lot, loses weight, then eats all day, all kinds of craziness.

we live on the edge of woods, deer sometimes come into the area, esp at night, and they bring in loads of tics. I have spent hours pulling them out of georgie in the past few years. got a case of lyme disease myself a few years ago.

could this be at the root of his troubles?

does anyone have experience with this?
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    Oh dear! I hope Georgie starts recuperating soon!
    1810 days ago
    Oh, I am so very sorry to hear about your furry friennd! I don't know the answer to your question, but I hope there is a test to confirm. We rescued a dog 5 years with distemper and tons of neurological disorders. The vet suggested putting him down. Since we were told he wasn't in pain, we kept him and he improved through good care and love. I guess my point is to give you hope... Georgie may pull through it and I pray he will.
    1810 days ago
    Sorry to hear that your cat is so poorly. I protect my cat from fleas and ticks by using a product that I put on the back of his neck monthly. He hasn't had a problem with ticks as we don't have any kangaroos or bushland close by but he is highly allergic to fleas. Hope the vet can sort things out and the cat will feel better soon. emoticon
    1810 days ago
    A warm cozy lap for the kitty and a big emoticon for you, birthday sister...
    1810 days ago
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    I'm so sorry! I hope that Georgie's feeling better soon.
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    1810 days ago
    Oh dear, Im so sorry to hear Georgie has all these problems. I had to put our beloved boxer, Princess Koko Chanel, down last week...she was 10, lived a full life apparently and I did not know the life expectancy was 8-10 years! So she got a brain tumor as well, and was gone in a matter of days. It was a shock, that I am not dealing with very well.... so I am certainly going to encourage you to live each day and enjoy him while he is here. Hugs, Jill (**SNOW***) emoticon
    1810 days ago
    It is possible although not confirmed naturally based on what I have read. However, there are a lot of other tick borne diseases that could be transmitted as well. Good luck!
    1810 days ago
    I know dogs can get Lyme disease so why not cats?? We used to vaccinate my outside dog annually for Lyme Disease. The ticks carries the disease so it is probable that the diesease can be passed to the cat through the bite of the tick. Sorry to hear kitty is so sick. Get it checked out. I imagine it would be a blood test to determine if it is Lyme Disease.
    1810 days ago
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    1810 days ago
    No experience here but I wish you and your cat the very best...
    1810 days ago
    thanks crazy, i'll do that right now
    1810 days ago
    No experience, but it would be worth checking out. Google feline Lyme Disease symptoms, Lyme Disease in cats, signs and symptoms of Lyme Disease in cats. LOTS of sites.

    1810 days ago
    no experience but you could be right i hope your cat feels better soon hugs
    1810 days ago
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