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Sparta (TheMeanKitty) has been diagnosed with Leukemia.

post #1 of 17
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I absolutely love this cat (and his daddy!). For those of you that don't know Sparta, he is a YouTube celebrity and has his own channel. Here is the link for the Mean Kitty song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsbL6...e=channel_page

And a link to his own YouTube page where Cory (daddy) explains what is going on.
http://www.youtube.com/TheMeanKitty

He seems to be ok for now, but I don't know that much about the disease. There is a whole series on Mean Kitty and some are just too cute! He even has one there about TNR methods for ferals and strays. Just thought maybe we should send out for Sparta. MeanKitty video cheered me up so much so many times that I feel like he's one of my own.
post #2 of 17
I noticed that the last time I watched the Mean Kitty video! It's so sad, but I also think the owner has taken a great attitude - he seems focused on just keeping Sparta as healthy and happy as possible. Sparta is a lucky little guy.

I'd be lucky if Cory was taking care of me.... hehe
post #3 of 17
Poor Sparta many many good I love the mean kitty song so do my kids!!!
post #4 of 17
Oh no, poor Sparta!!! Sending lots of vibes to him.
post #5 of 17
OMG I love the mean kitty song...Poor Sparta!! He is such an awesome kitty...Many vibes for him!!
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by anjhest View Post
I noticed that the last time I watched the Mean Kitty video! It's so sad, but I also think the owner has taken a great attitude - he seems focused on just keeping Sparta as healthy and happy as possible. Sparta is a lucky little guy.

I'd be lucky if Cory was taking care of me.... hehe
I agree, Cory and his wife seem like they are going above and beyond to make sure he still lives a long, healthy life. And, like I said, I'm not too sure about the disease and if they can survive for a long time. Good thing is, the other cat (Loki) was found negative and is on preventive medicine.

Yeah, I know what you mean about Cory . If I wasn't already married.....
post #7 of 17
Hmmm I hope he gets a second oppinion.

FeLv as far as I know is more of an immune disorder. If he's limping because it's already causing bone marrow problems then he's really far into the disease. Most of the time it just makes the cats really sick [low immune system] and can cause sores in the mouth and what not... I think I've read somewhere it can lead to other cancers... so I hope he doesn't actually have bone cancer on top of FeLv. It's really a bummer over all, it always seems to be the most awesome animals that end up with some form of cancer or incurable disease.
post #8 of 17
Nooooo! I love Sparta! Poor baby! Lots of
post #9 of 17
I started to cry when I read this. Sparta has a wonderful Mom and Dad and I know they will do everything for him.

Sending healing vibes to Sparta
post #10 of 17
oh gosh, what a shock! many many vibes for Sparta to have a long life
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Originally Posted by Plebayo View Post
Hmmm I hope he gets a second oppinion.

FeLv as far as I know is more of an immune disorder. If he's limping because it's already causing bone marrow problems then he's really far into the disease. Most of the time it just makes the cats really sick [low immune system] and can cause sores in the mouth and what not... I think I've read somewhere it can lead to other cancers... so I hope he doesn't actually have bone cancer on top of FeLv. It's really a bummer over all, it always seems to be the most awesome animals that end up with some form of cancer or incurable disease.
you're right Plebayo, FeLV is not like human leukemia at all, it is a retro-virus, like HIV, or it's feline counterpart FIV. I haven't read anything about Sparta's problems, but if it is indeed affecting his bone marrow that is not a good sign
post #11 of 17
Awwww, I'm sorry What terrible news.
post #12 of 17
Awww so sad! I hope we hear good news from the vet!

And thanks for getting me readdicted to the mean kitty! I had forgotten about him! And yea Cory definitely worthy!
post #13 of 17
Sparta's daddy Cory () posted an update on Sparta last week! Seems he is doing well

http://www.youtube.com/TheMeanKitty
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Sparta's daddy Cory ()
TBH I watch those videos because of Sparta's Daddy! His friend isn't bad either!
post #15 of 17
Oh the poor baby! Lots of mega healthy coming Spartas way
post #16 of 17
Poor kitty...
post #17 of 17
I hope Sparta will do well on meds and still have a long good quality life.
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