Well, this is curious.
We just talked to the vet. She thinks Keith has heartworms, but she can’t say that with complete certainty from the X-rays.
Heartworms are really unusual in cats. Especially indoor cats. And we have 16 indoor cats, and for all the coughing and sneezing, there is no way they all have heartworms.
So this afternoon, we are bringing in Turmeric. She had similar symptoms, but seems to have recovered. This will give us a comparison.
If we treated him for heartworms, it would be a long term thing, and the medication has risks, because there really is no heartworm treatment for cats. Not a risk we want to take for something he might not have. Alternatively, we can go with an antibiotic treatment, because we do know the cats have feline herpes, and that is much more likely to be an issue.
We will talk about it after Tumeric has been checked over.
I don’t know what I was expecting, but this wasn’t it.