Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Mia Update

Good news-the biopsy for Mia came back negative for cancer! She has lymphocytic-plasmacytic gingivitis stomatitis. Basically, that's a few big words meaning that her mouth doesn't fight bacteria like it should, and she is "allergic" to plaque. The good news is that it is not cancer, the bad news is she will probably have to have her teeth cleaned frequently, eat a special food, learn to let me brush her teeth, and visit the vet more often than she likes! Although it doesn't sound all that great, worst case scenario is she has to have her teeth removed. At least for now it is something that we can manage, and my sweet kitty will be well taken care of!

If you're in the Raleigh area, consider taking your best furry friend to Falls Village Veterinary Hospital. Everyone there from the front desk to the doctors are wonderful! I am so happy that we found Dr. Brink-she kept our Sharpei, Gilligan healthy a lot longer than we thought possible. And now, they will help us keep Miss Mia happy and healthy for many years to come!


Kathie @ my net finds said...

What a little sweetheart Mia is and I'm so happy she is ok!!! :-)

Girl with the Curlz said...

I am glad everything went well with your cat. Thanks for the tip on the vet. We have gone to Quail Corners for years over on Millbrook but since our doctor who we loved retired we might look at a change.

Kate said...

Glad it isn't cancer! I am sure everything will work out :) Sounds like she is getting great care

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

So glad it wasn't cancer!

We took our cats to the vet yesterday. One has to go back and go under anesthetic to have a most likely non-cancerous mass removed; the other has to go under anesthetic to have her ears irrigated due to recurring infection. I shudder to think what the bill will be. But they're worth every penny!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

That's great news about Mia!! Good luck with the teeth brushing. Sadie refuses to let me near her. And really, who can blame her!