Liz Buchanan BVSc MRCVS
Hello! One of the frustrating things about veterinary medicine is that we cannot state what will happen to any one patient, only talk about it in percentage likelihoods. It seems likely that your kitten could do very well, but that at some point, after some time of good quality life, just over 60% cases of the cutaneous form will relapse. I understand that this puts you in a difficult position as to how to decide where you want to go from here. Professor Gunn-Moore, an expert in this subject, offers advice to vets who contact her about cases and may be a good person to speak to if they have any more technical questions about the disease itself. You might ,for example, want to ask about spread, which I am not clear about, although it appears that spread to humans may be unusual. However, when it comes to the ethical decision at the heart of this, you can only do what feels best for yourself and your cat with the best information that you have at the time. Wishing you both all the best.