Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! > Senior cats

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old February 11th, 2011, 05:08 PM
Gale911 Gale911 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Toronto
Posts: 8
Bone tumor

Hi,
I just lost my older cat to renal disease after 3 months, we gave her medication and sub Q fluids but she got worse and passed away two weeks ago. Last week when I went to the vet to pick up her ashes I brought Jazz along to get a check up. We found out that he has a bone tumor on his jaw. He is a 12 year old maine coon cat. My vet took his x-rays to an oncologist and he said he didn't think that the tumor was osteosarcoma but may be benign or plasma cell tumor, but we'd have to get an MRI and a biopsy. I was wondering if anyone has any knowledge of this condition and treatment or what to expect will happen to my cat as the disease progresses.
Thank you for any insight.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old February 12th, 2011, 11:31 PM
catlover2's Avatar
catlover2 catlover2 is offline
Catlover2
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: GTA (Greater Toronto Area)
Posts: 1,031
I'm sorry for your loss of your cat such a short time ago, and are now faced with a tumor problem with your Maine Coon. I have nothing to add to what you've already done, and sounds like your vet is on top of it. I it is benign. I wish you and Jazz all the best.
__________________
"We humans are indeed fortunate if we happen to be chosen to be owned by a cat." -- Anonymous
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old February 15th, 2011, 10:32 PM
Dr Lee's Avatar
Dr Lee Dr Lee is offline
Senior Contributor - Expert
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bay Area California
Posts: 1,058
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gale911 View Post
I brought Jazz along to get a check up. We found out that he has a bone tumor on his jaw. He is a 12 year old maine coon cat. My vet took his x-rays to an oncologist and he said he didn't think that the tumor was osteosarcoma but may be benign or plasma cell tumor, but we'd have to get an MRI and a biopsy. I was wondering if anyone has any knowledge of this condition and treatment or what to expect will happen to my cat as the disease progresses.
I am sorry about the loss of your other pet. The loss of a family member is always difficult.

As bone tumors enlarge, the top concerns are: 1) if it is malignant, then it can metastasize (spread to other parts of the body like the lungs,liver, lymph nodes), 2) as it enlarges, it can interfere with a pet's ability to eat and 3) it can cause pain.

A biopsy and surgical consult with a specialist may be very beneficial to better understand your options. I hope that this helps.
__________________
Christopher A. Lee, D.V.M., C.V.L.S.
Promoting surgical options and pet comfort through the use of lasers.
www.acerlux.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old February 17th, 2011, 06:03 AM
Gale911 Gale911 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Toronto
Posts: 8
biopsy

Thank you for your reply I am taking Jazz this afternoon to the specialist and I hope he'll take the biopsy today, In which case I'll find out next week some time. I'm just worried because plasma cell tumor is multiple myeloma and that seems to me as bad as osteosarcoma.
I hope I'll come back with good news, but I'm very worried.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old February 20th, 2011, 08:18 PM
hazelrunpack's Avatar
hazelrunpack hazelrunpack is offline
Moderator
Chopper Challenge Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, Bugz Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, Shape Game Champion, Mumu Champion, Mouse Race Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Just east of the Hazelnut Patch, Wisconsin
Posts: 49,738
Any updates, Gale?
__________________
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."

"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old February 25th, 2011, 09:57 AM
Gale911 Gale911 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Toronto
Posts: 8
Great news

Just heard back from the specialist and the biopsy report came back as no evidence of cancer. Seems he has a bone infammation of sorts. It doesn't need to be remove as of now but he'll go back in a month and have more x-rays to determine the size of the tumor and wether it has grown. If not they'll just leave it. I am so relieved.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old February 25th, 2011, 10:06 AM
Love4himies's Avatar
Love4himies Love4himies is offline
Rescue is my fav. breed
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Boating in the 1000 Islands
Posts: 17,754
I am so happy for you . You didn't need any bad news so soon after loosing your last kitty.

Maine Coons are such beautiful cats, any chances on getting a pic ?
__________________
Cat maid to:

Jasper, male Ragdoll ?? (approx 10 yrs)
Rose semi feral, a cpietra rescue, female tabby (approx 7 yrs)

Sweet Pea RIP (2004?-2014)
Puddles RIP (1996-2014)
Snowball RIP (1991-2005)

In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats.-English Proverb

“While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions.” Stephen R. Covey
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 9.09%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:18 AM.