I have a persian cat which I purchased from a breeder when he was about four months old. He did at the time I was at the breeders have wattery eye's and was sneezing on occasian but she stated that that was normal because she had a cattery and they can catch colds from each other. Since the first month I had brought him home he has had continuous URI's, diarrhea, and ripping his hair out all over his body. I have been told by three different vets that these are all chroinic problems and they end up putting him on anitbiotics or cortizone injections. However, as soon as the medicine is complete not long after the symptoms return. He is also on speical food which consists of rabbit and peas. I have had the cat for less than a year and have spent over 700 dollars on his vet care since. Do you know what might be causing these problems or what I could do to help them without all the cost? He was tested for FIV and it was negative. Any information would be very helpful!! Also I have been in contact with the breeder in regards to this matter, everytime I talk to her she is rude and acts as though I am bothering her. I have never asked for any money but just what is in the best interest of this little guy. I asked her to take him back and she told me she could not because she has kittens even though her contract states that she should get the cat back before it was given to anyone else. This cat has a great personality and I hate the thought of giving him up but the cost of his care is just to high for me to continue unless there is somthing that will last. I thought giving him back to the breeder would be the best for him because it was originally her's to begin with and she would provide him with the best environment, but now I am just thinking she does not care about her breed. Thanks again for any input!!
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5/28/05 at 6:42am