Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Muffin's nose


Last week I told you that Muffin had a developed a growth on her nose.


I have found that I am very overreactive when it comes to the cats and decided to wait a few days to see what happened. Obviously, if it got any bigger I would go, or if she developed any other issues, I would go, but I wanted to see what would happen. I knew that the vet would most likely want to take a biopsy of it or at the very least a needle biopsy and I feared that would only make things worse for her. By the time I was ready to take her in regardless, I realized that it was no longer quite so dark in color. I applied a little coconut oil (which I find is very soothing for irritated skin) and gave it another day or so.

By the weekend it looked like this:


There is still something there but it has improved dramatically. I can't begin to guess what happened and why it would be so dark but her fur still white over it.

Skippy appears to have stopped overgrooming. His feet still look horrid but they aren't getting worse. His weight is almost back to normal and I am hopeful. I'm still attempting to find a dose for Jack that allows him to not gain weight and keeps him from peeing outside of the box.. I thought I had it, but a cleanup in aisle 3 last night shows me that I was wrong. *headdesk* Maybe it is just a stress reaction from everything going on, so I'll probably be a bit more aggressive once we have moved and everyone is settled. I just don't think it is good for him to be 14+ pounds (which he is)

10 comments:

  1. Wow, that is fantastic about Muffin's nose and how the coconut oil helped. Glad to hear Skippy is doing well, too, and, hopefully, Jack also. Like Jack, I have a thyroid problem and it can really play havoc with the body. I'm not peeing outside of the box, though. LOL

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  2. I think everyone is a little stressed out about the move. Humans included! I'm glad Muffin's nose seems to be okay!

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  3. her nose looks much better. moving is a hard thing - mom swears she won't do it again. hopefully getting there and getting settled will help everyone

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  4. So glad that the coconut oil helped Muffin's nose.

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  5. A couple years ago, I noticed Bear had quite a few pigmented dots on the inside of his thighs. The only reason I could see them is because he overgroomed - I can't see them anymore. It seemed like they all formed and changed very quickly but our vet told me it was nothing. I'm not entirely convinced of that though - and now that I can't see them anymore (his fur is back), I've mostly pushed it to the back of my mind. Our vet has been wonderful in so many ways - but his total dismissal of whatever those pigmentations are really upset me. I even asked if there was a name for them or what might cause them and he totally punted the question. I haven't found much online either. I'm glad Muffin's nose appears to be healing :)

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  6. Next time you got to the vet with Muffin, remember to ask about that spot...and take along the photos too! Maybe it was just schmutz, but better safe. Poor Jack; here's hoping you find a solution to his peemail issue. Another friend is going thru the same thing with her female kitty, and I believe (in her case) that she is stressed out.

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  7. We're glad Muffin's nose is better. Our mom is the same way... automatic desire to whisk us off to the Stabby Place when something might be wrong, but it's not always the best thing.

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  8. I am glad Muffin's nose is better. Does Jack have a calming collar? Maybe that would help him.

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  9. Glad it's getting better! It's amazing how much coconut oil can help!

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  10. Glad that Muffin's nose healed up.

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