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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:42 pm 
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Hi,

Zeke is in very good shape now. He jumps and climbs trees and everything else that a Bengal cat is doing.

This pic is from last week.

Best regards,

Haquinus

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Brilliant :lol:

Regards

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that's great to hear, thanks for letting us know :D


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:06 pm 
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Hi Haquinus,
Great news about Zeke, he is a stunner.
An update on Ziggy is still having relapses, he is back on his steroids.............. :(
He is still weighing in at 4kgs and he is really skinny,, you can feel all his bones. In saying that, he is happy and content, still jumping around, climbing trees, etc. :D
He will always have relapses, we know that.

We have another little playmate for him, his name is Indy and he is 7 months old now. he terrorises Ziggy hehe. :twisted:

Again, really pleased about Zeke,

ps- i will try and send pics of the pair of them


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Bengal Kitten

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Merry Christmas!

Cats don't need much. They really enjoy the easy way of living. Plenty of love and a new house.

Betst regards,

Haquinus


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:41 am 
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Bengal Kitten

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Hi everyone,

Sad news. Zeke has been weaker again. So now it's time for steroids again. Hoppefully he will be better quite fast.

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Poor Zeke :cry: Sending him big hugs and hoping that the steroids help him :D x

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awww :cry:
i hope he gets back to himself soon.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:42 pm 
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So sorry to hear about Zeke, :(

He will be on steroids on and off for a while. Ziggy still has relapses, he has just come off a course of steroids.

Ziggy sends Zeke hugs :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:20 pm 
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Bengal Kitten

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Hello,

An update about Zeke. He has been without steroids for more than half a year now. He is strong, running fast and climbing trees.

This is his first catch of a vole.

Cheers,

Haquinus.

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Asian Leopard Cat

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Hi Haquinus,

So pleased to hear about Zeke,

Ziggy hasn't been on steroids for a year and he too is getting stronger and faster................
We are very lucky to have such brilliant cats

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Zeke looks so pleased with himself for catching his supper :D

Great news about his improvement without the steroids and long may it continue. x

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Oh my goodness, so sorry to read this (just cathing up, been so busy lately)
I hope and pray everything works out well. This is so worrying :(

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Hi folks, I'm new here and although this thread is old, it was a huge help/comfort to me when my cat Raffy went through unexplained hind leg weakness. I thought I would post what happened to him and how he got past it, in hopes that others who are searching out answers might find it.

Raffy was one year old exactly when he started exhibiting signs of hind leg weakness. At first he just seemed clumsy, incapable of landing on his feet. He started being lazier in fetch games, and walking fast rather than running. Eventually we took him to the vet and they commented he had very loose kneecaps, but that it might be related to weight (he was two pounds over his ideal weight at the time). So they took xrays, and blood tests, and nothing seemed out of the ordinary.

We began feeding Raffy less, and carrying him alot as over time he was no longer able to get on the bed with us, or even walk properly. He would drag himself by his front paws then slide his back end over. The most steps he could take were about 8-10 before sitting hard on his hind end. Eventually he could no longer climb in the most shallow litterbox, so we had to interpret his cries for 'potty' and put him in his box, then take him out again. We became desperate and went to see a neurologist several times but nobody found an answer.

Around this time my cat sitter (bless her!) mentioned the wellness cat food recall and mentioned that she knew Raffy had been eating it. So we switched his food out to three different varieties (Almo nature, solid gold wet and dry, and Call of the wild among others). He was still on reduced portions and finally at a stable healthy weight. More bloodwork was sent out and he was put on vitamin B shots twice daily to see if that helped. He also had thiamine, as that was the issue with the wellness food. I gave him twice daily zukes hip action treats as well, hoping that any little bit could make a difference. A week after his shots had ended, Raffy was walking again. Three weeks later, he was running. And now a month after they are done, Raffy is back to his normal self. Oddly enough, his bloodwork revealed that his levels were perfectly normal... so it may not have been the wellness food at all. I just wanted to share everything we did to get him back to normal, just in case it helps anyone else out there.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:55 am 
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Hello All,

What dosage of steroids did you use? Oral or shots? Apollo is on 5mg twice daily but the past week he has declined quite a bit. When he gets really bad it seems to affect his breathing as well. Has anyone seen this before?

Thank you for sharing your stories and advice!

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