I have a single friend who is working very hard to get out of debt. She took her 10 year old cat to the vet this afternoon because she thought he had a cyst on his leg. The vet said that it was just a fatty cyst and did not need any treatment. But he found that the cat had a heart murmur. He did blood tests to see if it is a thyroid problem. Over a $100. He said that if it was thyroid it could be treated with medicine. If not, she would have to bring the cat back for an EKG, etc. and it would be $300.
I don't say it to her, but she would not have even found it out if she hadn't taken him in for the fatty growth which is nothing. He seems fine with the murmur. But the vet thinks it is very serious. I do not know if I would take the cat back for more tests.
Answer by spottedpony at 11:13 PM on Feb. 9, 2011
I would take him back and have it fixed ONLY because now the vet has said something and I know about it.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 8:55 PM on Feb. 9, 2011
Answer by KyliesMom5 at 9:46 PM on Feb. 9, 2011
Answer by marshsmom at 2:54 PM on Feb. 10, 2011
To me, 10 yrs old is not old for a cat...it isn't unusual for them to live 20 yrs or more. I personally would go back for the testing. Maybe she could look into carecredit to help pay for it.
Answer by CollinBayleeMom at 3:37 PM on Feb. 10, 2011
Answer by IraqiVetWife at 5:21 PM on Feb. 10, 2011