Hi! I hope that everyone had a happy Thanksgiving holiday. Friday after Thanksgiving I took Oliver to a new vet - and I am so happy that I did! She told me that he had a floating knee-cap, but she felt that his limping and pain was probably from a low grade fever. She ran another hiv/aids test because she said they have had 2 shelter kittens test positive about 4-6 months after their first negative tests. Thank goodness the test was still negative! So, she sent his blood sample out to be tested for Bartonella's Disease - which, you all prbably know is the infection that causes Cat Scrath Fever! She said if he does have that, it is easily curible. Or, he could be a carrier of herpes and always have the sniffles, etc. Also, he had very bad yeast and bacteria infections in his ears! Poor baby has drops and ear washes and eye drops! He is such a little trooper though and everyone loved him at the vets. There was even a stupid man who let his English Bull Mastiff come over and stick her nose into Oliver's face and he didn't even budge. Actually the dog was HUGE, but very gentle - thank goodness. But the vet has two sides in her office and this guy had his dog on the cat side....grrrr!
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11/30/06 at 2:37pm