November 8th, 2003, 04:51 AM
HI GUY,S just new to this forum ,,i have a cat that has been with us for 16 years like most cat,s the main thing she get,s is hair ball problems, she is just a normal black and white short ,hair house cat , lately she,s been coughing heavely , I gave her a small dose of liquid paraffin in her food like i normaly do when she get,s bad attack,s, and like alway,s fixed up the hair ball problem ,,but now i have a bigger PROBLEM,,,,,,,SHE HAS LOST HER VOICE,,,it,s been 7 day,s now and iam a bit concerned,,unless its life threating,
i cannot afford a vet.. cause I not long have had open heart sugery , and money is problem at the moment, I know my cat is getting old, but i would hate to think how i would feel if anything was to happen to her , LOOKING forward to hear from all your SUPPORT
November 8th, 2003, 11:32 AM
At 16, heavy coughing could be the symptom of a number of things, including heart problems.
She really needs to see a vet. Try calling your local humane society - they may be able to direct you to a low cost clinic, or one which will accept payments.
November 8th, 2003, 03:44 PM
I'm sorry to hear of your illness, I am recovering myself from West Nile Virus. Being sick sure sucks. I hope you recover well, my prayers are with you.
About your kitty, you should find a means to get a vet involved. Try calling some local shelters/societies as previously suggested.
I hope all works out
November 9th, 2003, 07:23 AM
HI GUY,S getting back to the coughing and the hairballs ,,
all that is ok now ,,its just that she don,t have a voice
any more,,,,by the way i beleive she was in a cat fight 2 week,s ago , don,t know if that means anything , but like i said she is fine now , but she hase no voice :rolleyes:
November 10th, 2003, 02:58 PM
THANK,S LUCKY,, this is a great land AUSTRALIA,,, but we have no low cost,s VET,S
November 10th, 2003, 03:18 PM
There could be some internal injuries that you aren't aware of.
Did you try calling your SPCA animal rescue groups etc..
I know of two people in Australia that do this, would you like more information??
November 12th, 2003, 03:05 PM
THANK,S LUBA that would be great , iam in MELBOURNE you can PM me or repely which ever you want,,,,luba i find it quite un beleiveable that such a large forum like this one,, no one has ever had a cat loose it,s VOICE including vet,s :confused:
November 12th, 2003, 04:47 PM
I know that when my last cat got real old, her meow started sounding a bit "rusty." Never had one lose the meow completely though...I'm glad she's feeling better now (and hope you are too) - maybe when you can afford it you could get her in for a quick vet check just to monitor her health, since she's getting to be an old lady. :)
November 12th, 2003, 11:28 PM
THANK,S CARINA ,,, look,s like iam gunner have to hock ,,something ,,,,,,, I have to take her to the vet ,, i will let you know what happened :(
November 13th, 2003, 12:07 AM
I just heard back from my friend and this is his message so take a read and hope you understand it. He works with animals in rescue, so if you can tell me where about u live he may give more help if this isn't enough
ltell her to look up animal rescue in the white pages or r.s.p.c.a they help as well... just tell them you have a sick cat you want to help out.. they usually help for free.. well they do here... where is she in Australia?
November 13th, 2003, 07:51 AM
we are in melbourne which is in victoria
November 13th, 2003, 09:07 AM
try the method here that he gave and if no luck let me know my dear and I'll contact him again!
BIG SMILES and MEOW (thought I'd let your cat know it was okay too :) )