Kali hasnt had a very good Christmas. Over the past couple
of days her symptoms have got worse again and she is having difficulty
breathing. Her breathing was very bad on Sunday night but, thankfully,
it has improved a bit since then. I havent tried to shampoo
her with the medicated shampoo I know she wouldnt let
me and her patches of flaky skin have spread. She is also
loosing the fur where the skin flakes off.
Shes due to go back to the vets in early January so Ill
ask if there is an alternative treatment to the shampoo. I'll also
ask what we can do to confirm the diagnosis of the heart problem.
Kali has started to show some small signs of improvement at last.
Her breathing seems to be a little easier and she is more alert
and has more energy. I dont know if the improvement is due
to the medicines starting to work or because Ive changed her
house and bedding. Kali has developed some dry flaky patches of
skin on her rump. They dont seem to be sore or itchy and Kali
isnt bothered by them.
She went back to the vets today for a check up and the vet remarked
how much better she was looking. Weve decided to keep her
on the medication until after Christmas and see if she continues
to improve. The vet thought that the flakey skin patches could be
cause by either a bacterial or a fungal infection. He said that
such symptoms can occur with heart problems. Poor circulation reduces
the amount of blood getting to the extremities and the body doesnt
fight off infections very well. He has given me some antibacterial/fungal
shampoo to treat Kali with but Im sure I wont be able to shampoo