Wax disease

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Registered: 05-26-2004
Wax disease
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Mon, 02-10-2014 - 10:53am

I have a cat story I just really want to share. 13 years ago my husband and I rescued a pair of Himalayan mix brother/sister kittens. The boy struggled with health issues most of his life and unfortunately we had to put him down a few months ago. His sister (and best friend) grieved for him and we tried everything to comfort her but didn't seem to make any progress. A few weeks ago however, she seemed to be doing much better but she developed a strange health issue. She had this secretion on the bottom of her chest and belly that we thought may have developed the same disease her brother had. Every day we would scrub her and wash her but the next day the mess would be back all over her underside. We took her to the vet fully expecting to have to put her down and after a thorough examination the vet came out and asked us if we had a wax warmer near her food or litter box. We thought it over and realized we did. Apparently, the girl cat had been sitting in or near the wax warmer every evening and she was getting the wax all over her. I guess she had replaced her warm brother whom she had usually curled up with every night with the wax warmer. :-)

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Community Leader
Registered: 07-02-1999
In reply to: thegymmom
Tue, 02-11-2014 - 10:03am
I am sorry for the loss of your boy. But I can only imagine the vet as he is pulling wax from your girl's fur. :) May be time to invest is a heating pad for her to snuggle up with.
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Registered: 07-02-1999
In reply to: thegymmom
Tue, 02-11-2014 - 10:03am
I am sorry for the loss of your boy. But I can only imagine the vet as he is pulling wax from your girl's fur. :) May be time to invest is a heating pad for her to snuggle up with.
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Registered: 07-02-1999
In reply to: thegymmom
Tue, 02-11-2014 - 10:04am
I am sorry for the loss of your boy. But I can only imagine the vet as he is pulling wax from your girl's fur. :) May be time to invest is a heating pad for her to snuggle up with.
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Community Leader
Registered: 07-02-1999
In reply to: thegymmom
Tue, 02-11-2014 - 10:04am
I am sorry for the loss of your boy. But I can only imagine the vet as he is pulling wax from your girl's fur. :) May be time to invest is a heating pad for her to snuggle up with.
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Registered: 03-24-2000
In reply to: thegymmom
Wed, 02-12-2014 - 9:12am

I'm so sorry for your loss of your boy kitty.  What a story.  I bet you and your vet are glad to have solved that mystery.  I haven't used candles or anything like that since I have cats.  Cats do find the warmest places to lay.  I have heated beds for my cats and they just love them.  I'm sure your cat would love one too.

Thanks for sharing that unusual story.

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Registered: 08-25-2013
In reply to: thegymmom
Wed, 02-12-2014 - 11:24am

What a great story. Next time I turn my wax warmer on I will be thinking of it.