Last Wednesday I took my cat to this vet, worried about a long-term skin complaint. During the examination the vet noted the cat’s weight loss and loss of tummy fur. I mentioned the possible heart murmur. The vet couldn’t use a special light to check for ring-worm as she had no batteries for it and none spare. The cat was given a steroid injection and the next day was in crisis, his little body full of tremors. These settled but the cat started to go down-hill rapidly and never ate again. I took him to another Vet, who did a more thorough examination, looking at the cat’s movements, noting the loss of muscle bulk in the back hip area, and, a physical examination where he found one very enlarged kidney and one undersized. He did a blood test. The cat continued to go downhill and by the time of the blood test results (kidney failure) I knew the cat would need to be put down, and indeed he was 6 days after seeing the first vet.
1 I don’t believe that this cat should have been given a steroid injection, and checking google alone, there are stories of how it can massively aggravate any underlying chronic health problem.
2 The first vet should have done a more thorough examination to investigate the cause of the weight loss and fur loss.
My lovely cat is dead now and might have lived some time longer had there been better care than I received from Medivet in Finsbury Park.
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