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ivyplantsnyc
Aug 30, 2010 11:21 PM CST
Name: Ivy T
Manhattan, New York
The FeBart test was done after I made an appointment to take her for a cleaning at the end of the year. I declined the FeBart test ($55.00) in the beginning because I did not believe it was necessary. I was told that in order for her to stay in the clinic for her surgery, that particular test must be done too. So, at the suggestion of the clinic, I bought her in once again for the blood test and it came back positive. I was questioned about what the scratch marks she makes on my skin look like etc. Since I have a serious illness, (Non-hodgkins lymphoma and respiratory issues) the Vet and reading material says that cat scratch fever it can be passed back and forth between us and in order to stay in their clinic this test must be done because there are other pets that are treated and board there. Then I see the awful photos of cat Bartonella diseases which include oral , respiratory, ocuclar, intestinal and other parts of the body that could be affected like the heart all which is transmitted by fleas and ticks. Since her origins are unknown, I felt that I do not want to lose her to something that I could with the best of my ability prevent or cure. That is the reason for my search for information. The last time that she was at the Vet was over 5 years ago when she slashed the doctor's face. I was to embarrassed to take her back. I finally found someplace else and thought that she was over due for a check up. She has never been sick to the point where I had to forcibly administer medicine in 10 years.
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