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post #91 of 103
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Aww... Chance is definitely a brave, forgiving little boy. Despite all he's been through he still has a cheery disposition.

Good news regarding the heart murmur - his owner has brought him to a vet, who examined and declared that his heart sounded normal, NO MURMUR!!

I will be visiting him next Wednesday. Am excited and counting down... Wonder if he remembers me? Check back here for pictures of him. I do hope I'll get nice ones
post #92 of 103
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I just received new photos from Chance's owner! The other kitten with Chance followed Chance's owner home, and has become Chance's new playmate His name is Kemin (I'm not sure how to pronounce that though... I'll find out when I meet them next Wednesday).

Thanks for my new friend!


Meowmy, have you seen my feet anywhere?


I can't wait to grow into my box, then I stuff myself uncomfortably into it just like my big brothers and sisters!


Who's got time for meowmy when we have TOYS?
post #93 of 103
Yay, more pictures of the precious Chance!! It's so wonderful you are still getting updates and pictures of him. And even better that you are sharing with us!!

I'm so glad he got what seems like such a great home! He is a special boy and definitely deserves it. And how wonderful that his old room mate got to come and be his brother, too!! The only thing better than one happy ending is two happy endings!!
post #94 of 103
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Yay, more pictures of the precious Chance!! It's so wonderful you are still getting updates and pictures of him. And even better that you are sharing with us!!

I'm so glad he got what seems like such a great home! He is a special boy and definitely deserves it. And how wonderful that his old room mate got to come and be his brother, too!! The only thing better than one happy ending is two happy endings!!
Thanks for letting me share the pix! TCSers have been as much a part of Chance's journey as I have been, since I've been sharing all his ups and downs with all of you

Sorry, I wasn't clear on Chance's playmate. He's not Chance's roommate back at the lousy old lady's house. It happened that Chance's new meowmy was out shopping one day and this little guy latched onto her and followed her home. He was covered in fleas, but has since been cured, so he and Chance have become sworn "brothers"! Chance's owner is still deciding if she should let him stay or find him another good furever home since she's up to her eyeballs in furbabies.

Of course I hope she'll keep him since he's about Chance's age and seems to make a fabulous playmate for him
post #95 of 103
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Really bad photography alert (I need a proper camera!)

I visted Chance at his new home yesterday (Sunday). May (his new owner) has a veritable zoo in her house, and I'm happy to say that each and every animal is very well taken care of and very happy.

Let me first introduce the dogs. She has a 9 yr old collie named Kobi, and an 8 yr old corgi named Kilo. They are both very handsome, friendly dogs, who get along well with all of May's cats.

Kobi was sold as a Shetland sheepdog at an irresponsible breeder's. May bought him thinking he would be a small dog, but he ended up growing into a mini horse. In addition, he also had very serious joint problems (socket too small for his joints) and had to undergo 6 operations in 6 years. May says he's a fighter, hardly complained during the painful medical procedures Now his hindlegs are still weak, but this is the best he'll ever be, and I have no doubt that its because of May's care and patience that he's able to walk at all.

Kobi - happy boy who looks half his actual age


Kilo is extremely friendly, and LOVES to play fetch. At 8 years old, his stamina easily rivals that of a much younger dog. He tirelessly fetches whatever toys you throw for him, and brings it back for more. He also effortlessly catches most of the toys in mid-air! Amazingly fun boy.

Kilo - smiley corgi with tons of personality, and stamina!


Onto the cats. First up is this beautiful big white boy with gorgeous odd-coloured eyes named Kola. He loves humans and dogs, but absolutely hates other cats. He was accidentally let out from his room once and started a huge fight with May's two adult girls. He stays in May's bedroom, and has claimed the massage chair as his own. His tail was kinked, and cysts kept growing in the kink, causing him a lot of discomfort and distress. At the vet's recommendation, May arranged for his tail to be amputated, and he's a much happier cat after that. Thank goodness the cysts were not cancerous.

Kola - happy and accomodating, just not toward his own kind






May also has two adult female cats. A shy beautiful black and white, and a grey-white tabby who is extremely people-aggressive. I didn't take any photos of them because I didn't want to stress them out. The black and white came to sniff me, which surprised May since she usually runs from strangers.

Next up, the KITTENS! This is Keming (pronounce it as Ker-ming, its a Chinese name). This luvbug hopped onto May's lap and asked to be brought home. He and Chance have become the best of pals! Look how handsome he is!

Keming - the only kitty who's still scared of the dogs






And finally CHANCE!



Chance and Keming are so close, they insist on eating from the same bowl and polishing that off together before moving onto the next bowl. They even go to the toilet together!



Chance is absolutely unafraid of curious Kilo. He even rolls over to play when Kilo comes ambling along.



Chance is doing well, playing like mad and enjoying life with his feline and canine friends, and a very good owner. Unfortunately his diarrhoea is back. May's vet is stumped. He's not responding to Bene-Bac anymore either. I advised her to get him back on diet of Instinct and just keep up the medication and see how it goes.
post #96 of 103
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Oops, nearly forgot about these videos! One of Keming playing with a toy I bought for them, and another of Keming and Chance wrestling. Enjoy!



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Chance is doing well, playing like mad and enjoying life with his feline and canine friends, and a very good owner. Unfortunately his diarrhoea is back. May's vet is stumped. He's not responding to Bene-Bac anymore either. I advised her to get him back on diet of Instinct and just keep up the medication and see how it goes.
Has he been thoroughly checked for internal parasites, particularly giardia and coccidia?
post #98 of 103
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Has he been thoroughly checked for internal parasites, particularly giardia and coccidia?
Yes he has. The vet checked him over and analyzed his stool sample. Couldn't find a thing! Its very strange really. The vet advised that he be put on a diet of boiled rice and egg. That seems to be working. His stool looked harder yesterday. I'm waiting to see if I get any updates from May today.
post #99 of 103
There are three parasites that are very difficult to find without very specific tests. I don't know how common they are outside the U.S., but they can result in the symptoms Chance has shown. We have trouble detecting them here, sometimes.

I felt really bad that one of the kittens at our shelter was put to sleep for a failure to respond to treatment for just one of them, without being tested.
post #100 of 103
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There are three parasites that are very difficult to find without very specific tests. I don't know how common they are outside the U.S., but they can result in the symptoms Chance has shown. We have trouble detecting them here, sometimes.

I felt really bad that one of the kittens at our shelter was put to sleep for a failure to respond to treatment for just one of them, without being tested.
Oh no! Poor kitten! What three parasites are those? I'll check with May to see if Chance has been checked for these particular three.
post #101 of 103
hey! haven't been on for a few days but i checked for updates on chance straight away!

he looks so happy with his new friends! i'm so glad it has worked out there. i bet it was lovely to see him again.

not so good about his tummy upset though. sending tons of for the little guy.
post #102 of 103
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Oh no! Poor kitten! What three parasites are those? I'll check with May to see if Chance has been checked for these particular three.
The two I mentioned (giardia and coccidia) as well as tritrichomonas. Toxoplasmosis is pretty common, and can cause all sorts of trouble, and diarrhea is only one.

Others here can tell you more about all of them.

Tritrichomonas
post #103 of 103
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hey! haven't been on for a few days but i checked for updates on chance straight away!

he looks so happy with his new friends! i'm so glad it has worked out there. i bet it was lovely to see him again.

not so good about his tummy upset though. sending tons of for the little guy.
That's so sweet of you Yes it was great to see him playing happily with his best friend Keming. Also very heartening to know what a great owner May is. Regardless of feline or canine, any animal that she took in receive nothing but the best care without any thought of cost

MrBlanche, thanks for the tips! You sound very experienced yourself, I guess its from working at the shelter you mentioned. Or are you in the pet healthcare industry? I will ask May to ask the vet to test specifically for these 3 parasites if Chance and Keming's stools don't look better.
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