Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I have Arthur Itis


Unfortunately I have been a bit poorly and not able to walk or jump very well - which means I am sleeping a lot and putting on weight but, more importantly, has put a bit of a damper on my evening patrol around the block, across the road, behind the train track, over the fence, under the shed, across the ledge, through the hole, beside the pond and back through the gardens. 

The vet thinks I might have Arthur Itis (whoever he may be).  I don't think I like this Arthur chap and would be very grateful if he would move on and leave me alone.  In the meantime I have to take this stuff everyday.

Oh well.  
FAZ

20 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

Please be careful with the Metacam. Not to scare you or upset you, but my vet clinic won't give it to cats anymore, because of the kidney failure it can cause. If you have any better options, I do recommend them.

See this FDA (U.S. Food and Drug) warning:

http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm231254.htm

METACAM® Solution for Injection is approved for one-time use in cats before surgery to control postoperative pain and inflammation associated with orthopedic surgeries, spays, and neuters. In the United States, the safety and effectiveness of more than one dose of METACAM® Solution for Injection has not been shown in cats for any condition.

METACAM® Solution for Injection and METACAM® Oral Suspension are approved in dogs to control pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis. METACAM® Oral Suspension is approved for dogs only. No safe and effective dose of the oral suspension is approved for cats.

Brian said...

I sure hope that helps you. You shouldn't be crossing the road though, tis dangerous out there.

Punapippuri said...

Faz, you want to get off that metacam as soon as you can. Maybe some seraquin or coesquin can help - we know several cats who know that old toughie, Arthur Itis and after a few weeks of seraquin Arthur is not such of a pain. You take care now!

Angel and Kirby said...

We are so sorry to hear that. Mon said that Authur is very bad!

meowmeowmans said...

Hi Faz,

Sorry to hear about your Arthur Itis. Our Sammy has that, too. We sure hope the Metacam helps you feel better. Sammy is on something caled Adequan, and it seems to be helping him a lot.

Hugs!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I hope the stuff you are taking helps you feel better - purrs to you, Faz!

Nicola Carpenter said...

Oh no Faz. We hope you feel better soon. Wpould cod liver oil help?

The Paw Relations

Eric and Flynn said...

We hope your medicine makes Arthur Itis go away and leave you alone.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Go away Arthur! Shoo! Scoot! He's gone now, Faz. I hope. purrr....meow!

michico*Adan said...

I hope you get well soon!
Big hugs!

Tillie and Georgia said...

Gee Faz, we are sorry to hear about mean Arthur Itis. Our sisfur Tiger has it too! She sleeps lots and has gained weight. She is 15.
We purr the Metacam pits a little spring in your step ;)
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie

Prancer Pie said...

Old Arthur is a hard man. He visits Princess, too. Hateful chap. Feel better soon. xoxo

Bellen said...

That's not good news at all, Faz, and for a cat of only nine. I hope it doesn't cause you too much pain and discomfort. Enjoy a little ease and relax more. At a certain age, a cat is entitled.

Old Kitty said...

Oh Faz!! We are so sorry you are feeling poorly! We don't like Arthur-itis and say BOOOO to him!!! Take care
x

Lady Banana said...

Oh dear Faz, that's not such good news.

I hope the medicine helps - make sure you don't make too much fuss taking it :)

Cherry City Kitties said...

We're sorry that that mean man Arthur is bothering you. We'll hiss and bat paws at him until you feel better.
Harry,Dexter and Tipp

Daisy said...

Oh Faz, I'm sorry to hear that! I take Cosequin supplements that help my joints feel better.

Be very careful of Metacam (Google "Metacam for cats"). I want you to be safe!

Derby, Ducky said...

Faz,

We know we haven't visited in a while. We are sad to find out you have arthur itis. Purrs that the treatments help you feel better.

Bellen said...

I'm sorry to read about your condition, Faz. That's not good. But at least there is medicine to help you, and I indeed hope it makes you feel young and strong.

Christine and FAZ said...

Thanks for all you support. The great news is the medicine seems to have worked and FAZ is back to normal. I will check with the vet what happens if we take her off the medication as we are hoping it is not a long term problem like Arthritis but something more short term like a trapped nerve or lumbago.

The vets did warn us about Metacam not being suitable for older cats. We really appreciate everyone's response and advice.

Christine