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post #31 of 52
I had missed any updates - I was hoping that the vet would be able to tell you what it is!

How old is Tripod? My initial thought was that it could be a fatty lump - my RB cat, Disco, had a couple, but not one on her nose!

I hope that you find out what it is soon!
post #32 of 52
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Originally Posted by Sar
I had missed any updates - I was hoping that the vet would be able to tell you what it is!

How old is Tripod? My initial thought was that it could be a fatty lump - my RB cat, Disco, had a couple, but not one on her nose!

I hope that you find out what it is soon!
Thanks so much! Tri is only 3 1/2. Last night I noticed that now it looks like it is forming into 2 teeny bumps. I can barely see them though. I think I should observe it a just a few more days before going back to the vet. Maybe whatever it is needs to go through its cycle and will go away.

I never had a problem pilling him before, but the Baytril he gave me is not coated and needs to be cut in half. Last night Tripod won the pill battle. On my way home from work I'm going to get some of that squirt cheese and try to get him to swallow it that way.
post #33 of 52
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Thank you all so very much.
post #34 of 52


It is possible that it could just be a spot - like the ones we get! As you say, it might just need to do it's thing and then go away!

I hope the squeezy cheese helps to get Tripod to take his pill! I know how frustrating it can be when you've not had a problem before! I'm sure the cheese will make his pill a lot more attractive to him! Is the Baytril for the lumps?

I truely hope that these lumps go away, of their own accord, soon and Tripod is back to normal again in no time! Let us know how it goes!
post #35 of 52
I don't know how I missed this thread!

I am keeping you and Tripod in my prayers. Please keep us updated as to how the antibiotics work out. I hope his poor little nose responds so you don't have to do further testing to find out what is wrong.

Please give your little boy a kiss from me
post #36 of 52
Oh, poor Tripod!

On the Feliway note, you can get a special Feliway Travel Spray (in the UK, anyway ) It works ok for Tibby (not a good traveller) so it might work for Tri!

I hope that the antibiotics work or it goes away on it's won like we mentioned in your other thread!

Sending lots of Healing and Health }}}VIBES{{{ to Tripod and lots of and Calming }}}VIBES{{{ to you!
post #37 of 52
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Originally Posted by Sar


It is possible that it could just be a spot - like the ones we get! As you say, it might just need to do it's thing and then go away!

I hope the squeezy cheese helps to get Tripod to take his pill! I know how frustrating it can be when you've not had a problem before! I'm sure the cheese will make his pill a lot more attractive to him! Is the Baytril for the lumps?

I truely hope that these lumps go away, of their own accord, soon and Tripod is back to normal again in no time! Let us know how it goes!
Yes, the Baytril is for the lumps. I don't really know why, since they haven't been identified, but if the vet says he needs it, I have to give it to him. I am kind of leery of giving antibiotics unnecessarily though. The vet even asked me if I would rather have the liquid, but that was before I found out they weren't coated, plus having to cut them in half must make them even more bitter.

What did the fatty lumps that Disco had do? Were they harmful at all?

Thanks for all your good thoughts and advice, in this thread and the other one.
post #38 of 52
That's what friends are for!

It does seem odd for the vet to prescribe antibiotics when it hasn't been decided what they are for! I understand how you feel not wanting to give them unnecessarily, but it could aid with the healing.

Oh dear, it's a shame that they offered you the liquid before you knew the tablets weren't coated! Would you be able to take the remaining tablets back and get some liquid?

How are the spots today? Have they changed any, or are they still the same? How did the squeezy cheese go down?

The fatty lumps that Disco had were just between the skin layers and they didn't really do much! They would sometimes get bigger and shrink again - not greatly - but they weren't harmful to her at all! She lived for years with them!

I really hope that you find out what this is, soon, and are able to get Tripod back to full health in no time at all!

Do you have another appointment with the vet planned? Also, did you find anything about the Feliway Travel Spray?
post #39 of 52
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Originally Posted by Sar
That's what friends are for!
Awww...

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Originally Posted by Sar
It does seem odd for the vet to prescribe antibiotics when it hasn't been decided what they are for! I understand how you feel not wanting to give them unnecessarily, but it could aid with the healing.

Oh dear, it's a shame that they offered you the liquid before you knew the tablets weren't coated! Would you be able to take the remaining tablets back and get some liquid?

How are the spots today? Have they changed any, or are they still the same? How did the squeezy cheese go down?

The fatty lumps that Disco had were just between the skin layers and they didn't really do much! They would sometimes get bigger and shrink again - not greatly - but they weren't harmful to her at all! She lived for years with them!

I really hope that you find out what this is, soon, and are able to get Tripod back to full health in no time at all!

Do you have another appointment with the vet planned? Also, did you find anything about the Feliway Travel Spray?
Well, the squeeze cheese worked, but not the way I planned. He still found the pill, but I've been able to dose him (twice so far). He licks the cheese and finds the pill - thats when I kinda wrestle him and slide the pill down his throat. Then he licks more cheese. He hasn't spit up the pills, so I guess I'll keep trying it this way...unless I'm supossed to be crushing it up and mixing it in. Do you think so?

Now it looks like he has a little white pimple on his nose. He is getting annoyed that I look at his nose so much. I need my glasses to see the bump. I know that cats don't appreciate being stared at and with my glasses it probably bothers him even more. That part is kind of funny. The expression is "Will everyone just quit looking at my nose!!!"

I haven't found the Feliway spray yet. Theres a Petsmart in the next town that I still need to check out. I really hope that works because I might need it for hurricane season next year too. (whole nother story, but I didn't want the cats running around where we were staying so I kept them in a big dog cage. Oliver was ok, but Tri was so scared he spent the whole time in the litter box )
post #40 of 52
Hmmm, I wonder if it would be better if the pill was crushed?! The only thing I can think is that he might refuse to eat the squeezy cheese as he can smell or taste the pill! As your present method is working, I think I would stick with that!

My RB cat, Disco, would find crushed pills even in a bowl of warm poached trout and eat any area without a sign of it!!

Poor Tripod - I can see the look on his face from your description!

It sounds like the lump may have been like a blind spot and the white top could be the puss coming up to the surface! I think it might heal better now that the puss is at the top, as it will be able to be removed! When you press it, does it seem to hurt him at all? If so, this could be the pressure of the puss!

Could you phone the PetSmart to see if they stock the spray? They might even be able to suggest somewhere else if they don't! Or have you tried online?

Oh dear, I just can't imagine what hurricane season must be like! I've been in the beginnings of them in Florida and that was bad enough!! It was a good idea to keep them enclosed - they must have felt much safer! Poor Tripod though, sounds exactly what Molly would do!

I don't know if you get these in the US, but when we have Bonfire Night and Chineese New Years, we can buy these anti anxiety drops and serum that I found to work really well!! I can't think of the name right now, but I could always send you some if you would like! They are both herbal and recommended by a UK animal behaviourist!

to you and Tripod!
post #41 of 52
I just thought it might be helpful if I show you the site I buy my Feliway from so you can see the names and information about them!

If you can't get it, I can always buy it through me if you'd like and I'll ship it to you!
post #42 of 52
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Originally Posted by Sar
Hmmm, I wonder if it would be better if the pill was crushed?! The only thing I can think is that he might refuse to eat the squeezy cheese as he can smell or taste the pill! As your present method is working, I think I would stick with that!

My RB cat, Disco, would find crushed pills even in a bowl of warm poached trout and eat any area without a sign of it!!
I should have stuck with what I was doing. Last night I decided I'd crush it. I mixed it in with the cheese and tried to get him to lick it off my finger. No go. So then I wiped it inside his mouth. My poor kitty started gagging and spit most of it up. I didn't try again last night, but I was able to pill him the old way this morning.
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Originally Posted by Sar
Poor Tripod - I can see the look on his face from your description!

It sounds like the lump may have been like a blind spot and the white top could be the puss coming up to the surface! I think it might heal better now that the puss is at the top, as it will be able to be removed! When you press it, does it seem to hurt him at all? If so, this could be the pressure of the puss!
I haven't touched it at all. He gets so annoyed when I just look, I figured I'll let it do its thing for awhile before I start messing with it. From the looks of it though, I won't be suprised if it goes away on its own.

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Originally Posted by Sar
Could you phone the PetSmart to see if they stock the spray? They might even be able to suggest somewhere else if they don't! Or have you tried online?

Oh dear, I just can't imagine what hurricane season must be like! I've been in the beginnings of them in Florida and that was bad enough!! It was a good idea to keep them enclosed - they must have felt much safer! Poor Tripod though, sounds exactly what Molly would do!
I'll be near Petsmart Saturday anyways, so I'll check it out then. If they don't have it I found a catalog where I can order it.
During the hurricanes I don't think Tri felt much safer at all, but believe it or not, people were going in and out before it started and during the calm parts and there is no way I would take any chances. Even if they weren't going out, I couldn't let either of them loose in a strange place. They could hide in too many places. I did take Tri out and hold him for awhile. After Oliver got used to his surroundings he loved it. He walked around inside with his harness and leash and socialized with everyone. Too bad I can't do that with Tripod, but with a front leg missing, he can get out of the harness pretty easy.
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Originally Posted by Sar
I don't know if you get these in the US, but when we have Bonfire Night and Chineese New Years, we can buy these anti anxiety drops and serum that I found to work really well!! I can't think of the name right now, but I could always send you some if you would like! They are both herbal and recommended by a UK animal behaviourist!

to you and Tripod!
Sar, you are such a sweetie. If the Feliway doesn't work, I'll talk to you about the drops. Thank you so much! Lots of Hugs and smilies - I had more in my message, but I found out we are only allowed 10 per post.
post #43 of 52
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Originally Posted by Rockcat
I should have stuck with what I was doing. Last night I decided I'd crush it. I mixed it in with the cheese and tried to get him to lick it off my finger. No go. So then I wiped it inside his mouth. My poor kitty started gagging and spit most of it up. I didn't try again last night, but I was able to pill him the old way this morning.
Oh dear! It was worth a try though - it could have made things easier!! At least you managed to pill him the tried and tested way in the end!!

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I haven't touched it at all. He gets so annoyed when I just look, I figured I'll let it do its thing for awhile before I start messing with it. From the looks of it though, I won't be suprised if it goes away on its own.
Good idea to let it do it's thing for a while!! I can imagine he must be pretty fed up of being investigated all the time, poor little mite! I was thinking too that it might go away on it's own!! It really does sound like a pimple - by the way you describe the changes!! Plus, the antibiotics will help clear it up too!

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Originally Posted by Rockcat
I'll be near Petsmart Saturday anyways, so I'll check it out then. If they don't have it I found a catalog where I can order it.
During the hurricanes I don't think Tri felt much safer at all, but believe it or not, people were going in and out before it started and during the calm parts and there is no way I would take any chances. Even if they weren't going out, I couldn't let either of them loose in a strange place. They could hide in too many places. I did take Tri out and hold him for awhile. After Oliver got used to his surroundings he loved it. He walked around inside with his harness and leash and socialized with everyone. Too bad I can't do that with Tripod, but with a front leg missing, he can get out of the harness pretty easy.
Awww, that must be terrible for both you and your kitties - I just can't imagine at all!! It was nice that Oliver could get used to it quite quickly, but such a shame that Tri was unable to have a wander and fel comfortable! Are there no tailor made harnesses or alterations you can do to keep Tri more secure in one?

I hope you don't mind me asking, but what happened to Tripod?

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Originally Posted by Rockcat
Sar, you are such a sweetie. If the Feliway doesn't work, I'll talk to you about the drops. Thank you so much! Lots of Hugs and smilies - I had more in my message, but I found out we are only allowed 10 per post.
Definitely do let me know if the Feliway doesn't work! I can always send you the details of the drops, so you can see what you think anyway!! But I'm definitely here if you need anything!

Let me know how Tri is doing! Lots of to you both! I had more hugs and smilies too, but had the same problem!! love to you all!
post #44 of 52
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Sar, thanks so much for hanging in there with me on this. I think I have great news. As of this morning I could hardly see anything wrong!!!!!!!! The white spot disappeared (or its now even smaller and too tiny for me to see). That side of his nose is just a little red - not even really red, just not as pale pink as the other side.
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I hope you don't mind me asking, but what happened to Tripod?
Of course I don't mind. Thanks for caring. Here's his story:
He was apparently born that way. He was found at my work when he was about 6-7 weeks old. He looked younger because he was starving.

It took 3 grown men to catch him! They put him in a box and brought him to my office. He was filthy and hissing and acting scared and viscious. I let him settle in for awhile before I offered him any food. He was ravenous and gobbled it down. Then I touched him. You wouldn't believe it. As soon as I laid my hand on him he started purring. My heart just melted!

I picked him up and then I noticed...the poor kitten only had 3 legs. I looked closer. His only front paw was too small and missing a finger. One back foot was small also, and twisted. The other back foot was perfectly normal. The missing limb has a stump and there is a pad on it. Thats how I know that he was born that way.

Imagine someone abandoning a kitten like that??? I doubt that he was feral because he was so calm when I touched him.

The guys who chased and caught him didn't even know he was "special." I don't think Tripod knows there is anything "wrong" with him.

You know what? I have been thinking of a different type of harness for him. Do you think this would work? What if I take a doggy sweater and add a fastner on the back of the neck area to attach a leash? Do you think he could get out of that? I might have to give it a try if it doesn't freak him out.

Thanks for all your help!!!
post #45 of 52
That is fantastic news! I'm so pleased that Tri's spots are clearing up of their own accord! He's one strong kitty, who just wants to worry his meowmy and friends!!

Thank you so much for sharing Tripod's story with me!! You are a wonderful person for being able to make him feel so comfortable so quickly! That was such a truely heartwarming biography! I am so pleased that he found you! He really deserves the love of a wonderful meowmy!

Anyone that could abandon such a special and wonderful kitten is just disgusting! But on the brighter side, you were brought into eachothers lives!

It's so lovely to hear that Tri doesn't know anything ins wrong with him and he seems to be great friends with Oliver which is even better!! I honestly don't think he could have found a more loving home!

The doggy sweater sounds like a good idea! You could also alter it so that he has extra attachments around his back legs (although, most doggy sweaters have this! But you could make them a little more sturdy!) It would be wonderful for both of you if you could come up with something to allow him to go for walks too!!

If you would like, I would love to help you to some up with something!! If you let me know how big Tri is, I'm sure one of my babies will be of a similar size and I can see if I can come up with something too!

I just can't express how pleased I am that Tripod found such a wonderful and loving home and that he's healing so well!!

....and please don't forget that you always have a friend in me!
post #46 of 52
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Originally Posted by Sar
That is fantastic news! I'm so pleased that Tri's spots are clearing up of their own accord! He's one strong kitty, who just wants to worry his meowmy and friends!!

Thank you so much for sharing Tripod's story with me!! You are a wonderful person for being able to make him feel so comfortable so quickly! That was such a truely heartwarming biography! I am so pleased that he found you! He really deserves the love of a wonderful meowmy!

Anyone that could abandon such a special and wonderful kitten is just disgusting! But on the brighter side, you were brought into eachothers lives!

It's so lovely to hear that Tri doesn't know anything ins wrong with him and he seems to be great friends with Oliver which is even better!! I honestly don't think he could have found a more loving home!

The doggy sweater sounds like a good idea! You could also alter it so that he has extra attachments around his back legs (although, most doggy sweaters have this! But you could make them a little more sturdy!) It would be wonderful for both of you if you could come up with something to allow him to go for walks too!!

If you would like, I would love to help you to some up with something!! If you let me know how big Tri is, I'm sure one of my babies will be of a similar size and I can see if I can come up with something too!
I just can't express how pleased I am that Tripod found such a wonderful and loving home and that he's healing so well!!

....and please don't forget that you always have a friend in me!
Thanks again, Sar, for all your help and kind words . As far as Tripod finding a wonderful home, thanks, but he and Oliver are a huge part of what makes it that way! And yes, they are very good friends.

Tri is approx 11.5 pounds. The vet said he's not overweight, but I think he's getting close. His neck is pretty large compared to Oliver. I haven't really looked at doggie sweaters in detail, but I'm glad you like the idea. I'd like to find something really durable, but lightweight. Maybe "sweaters" aren't really what I need, but some kind of "jumpsuit." If Tri wears one during hurricane season, there is a good chance that he will be wearing it in the summer in Florida and if the electricity is out - no AC. Any ideas you have I'd really appreciate. My DF loves to sew, so he might be able to help too.

I'd really love to read about your kitties sometime!
post #47 of 52
You don't have to thank me! As I;ve said, this is what friends are for!

How is Tri's nose now? Have the spots gone down even more?!

I bet Tripod and Oliver really do make your house a home! It's wonderful that your two are such great friends, it must be so lovely for you all!

11.5 pounds is less than a stone - as far as my google search has told me! He's slightly lighter than my Tibby (so I definitely don't think that Tri could be overweight! ) I can have a go at fitting something to Tibby to see if I can get any ideas for Tripod's new harness!

A jumpsuit sounds like a good idea!! It sould have to be something made from cotton, so that it was cool enough for the Florida heat! Maybe strengthened with bands of car seatbelt material - that will also allow for adjustments!

That's excellent that your DF likes to sew too!! If I can come up with some ideas, I could send you the plans and you could set your DF to work!!

I would love to tell you about my kitties Is there anything particular you'd like to know?!!

I have their picture thread which also links to Willow's arrival! But I'd be more than happy to tell you all about my cheeky kitties!
post #48 of 52
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Originally Posted by Sar
You don't have to thank me! As I;ve said, this is what friends are for!

How is Tri's nose now? Have the spots gone down even more?!

I bet Tripod and Oliver really do make your house a home! It's wonderful that your two are such great friends, it must be so lovely for you all!

11.5 pounds is less than a stone - as far as my google search has told me! He's slightly lighter than my Tibby (so I definitely don't think that Tri could be overweight! ) I can have a go at fitting something to Tibby to see if I can get any ideas for Tripod's new harness!

A jumpsuit sounds like a good idea!! It sould have to be something made from cotton, so that it was cool enough for the Florida heat! Maybe strengthened with bands of car seatbelt material - that will also allow for adjustments!

That's excellent that your DF likes to sew too!! If I can come up with some ideas, I could send you the plans and you could set your DF to work!!
Tibby looks very healthy and not overweight at all! I would really love it if you came up with some plans, but please don't go through a lot of trouble! Hmmm... Sar Designs - for special felines.


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Originally Posted by Sar
I would love to tell you about my kitties Is there anything particular you'd like to know?!!

I have their picture thread which also links to Willow's arrival! But I'd be more than happy to tell you all about my cheeky kitties!
That is an excellent thread. I can tell they are all loved very much and well taken care of. Who is the alpha cat? What are their ages? Where did they come from? Likes and dislikes?
post #49 of 52
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Originally Posted by Rockcat
I think I have great news. As of this morning I could hardly see anything wrong!!!!!!!! The white spot disappeared (or its now even smaller and too tiny for me to see). That side of his nose is just a little red - not even really red, just not as pale pink as the other side.


Renee - that is excellent news! I hope it continues to disappear!
post #50 of 52
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Renee - that is excellent news! I hope it continues to disappear!
Thank You!!! As of this morning, It appears to be completely gone!!!!!!!!


Thank you EVERYONE!!!
post #51 of 52
That's excellent news!

I'm so pleased that it has completely gone!! You must be so happy!

Yay, Tripod!!
post #52 of 52
Excellent news!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a good boy you are Tripod!
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