Urinary issues, recent biopsy of mammary tissue. I have questioned her vet more than I should, but the latest lab work has me concerned; although the vet said her labs were normal.
JA: What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: Cat. Age 14, almost 15. Spayed female.
JA: OK. I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the cat?
Customer: We took her to the ER two weeks ago, because she urinated right in front of us on the floor. ER vet treated her for UTI; suggested we follow up with regular vet. Just got her labs back as well as biopsy. Vet said if it is cancer, we dont treat breast cancer aggressively. Rudy is urinating
WAY WAY more than normal. Vet said her blood work was unremarkable. SAid the SDMA was normal. I asked for a copy, and her Bun, Creatine Kinase, TCO2 were all elevated. Chloride low, lymphocytes low. Labs from last week are drastically different from her labs in October... Suggested removing mammary glands. I sent a message back asking about the chem panel. She didnt show us the xrays in the office, but said they were fine. I asked for copies, to take to our oncologist for our other cat. I don't know if surgery is advisable based on what I am seeing on the labs.
JA: Strange behavior
is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the cat?
Customer: My concern is that she either has advanced cancer, and how do we determine if it has metastasized or whether she is even a candidate for surgery.