Good Feeling Part 2

Okay Mr. Bowie… you can relax now. Yesterday, Mr. Bowie had a medical check-up concerning his ear and eye problems. Thank goodness we got very good lab results; he’s in a good condition and no problems found with his heart, thyroid gland or kidneys. Unfortunately, there’s a slight drop in Mr. Bowie’s blood pressure but it’s still a little bit too high. It looks like the new hypoallergenic dietary food had no real effect on Mr. B’s blood pressure. There’s also the possibility that stress and anxiety is causing this high blood pressure. He had a hard time during collecting his blood samples a few months ago… We will follow up this issue the next months.

Mr. Bowie also lost 1 kg of weight because he doesn’t like his new diet food. I’m going to switch gradually back to his favourite food. And of course, he deserves some extra treats at the end of the year… Next medical check-up is planned April next year. We’re going to enjoy the Holidays, my furry friend!

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

I’m Okay

Receiving a wrong diagnosis can be devastating. If the diagnosis is wrong, the treatment will be wrong. But taking the time to get a second opinion – or in Mr. Bowie’s case a third opinion – about the diagnosis you have and a careful evaluation of what treatments there are can be a relief.
Today, I took Mr. Bowie back to Natalie, an experienced cat dermatologist. She performed some medical tests for Mr. Bowie’s comprehensive medical check-up concerning his ear problem. Replacing Mr. Bowie’s food 3 months ago with a hypoallergenic food seems to have solved the problem. At last, after a long 2 years of receiving a wrong diagnosis, time after time…

Meanwhile, Mr. Bowie is outside enjoying the sunshine and recovering from the car ride.

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Update: WordPress says: “Congratulations on writing 1.337 total posts on Hands on Bowie.” Huh…??

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About Monday

Allergic Dermatitis? Oh boy, I’m so tired… The route to be followed in order to find the correct diagnosis often takes a long time. This is for both the cat owner and the veterinarian sometimes very annoying.

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Today, I took Mr. Bowie to Natalie, an experienced cat dermatologist.  She performed some additional medical tests. Mr. Bowie may be allergic to either food or environmental factors like dust, pollen or mold. Food intolerance is not uncommon in cats. Natalie recommended to gradually replace Mr. Bowie’s food with a new hypoallergenic food for the next 8 weeks.

And to be sure, two samples of ear wax were sent to the lab to exclude fungus, parasites and infections. We’ll have the results back in three weeks time.

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Don’t worry, Mr. Bowie. I’ll stand by you. And you got a lot of wonderful devoted followers and fans.

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