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Pancreatic disease
Wed Mar 7, 2018 15:26
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Two weeks back we lost our ten year old Blue Point Siamese named Twinkles to Pancreatic Disease. You couldn't have asked for a more affectionate pet who followed you around all day, patted your face and chewed on your fingers for attention. She played with her pipe cleaner rings by the hours when she wasn't snuggling on your lap.
She had been throwing up for the last five years. We had changed her diet, spoke to our vets and had several blood tests done the latest being in September. Tests showed that she was healthy and the vets said that Siamese did that a lot. In June Twinkles weight was 7 1/2 lbs and in less than eight months she had lost a pound. Twinks never acted sick other than throwing up and being always hungry even to the point of stealing food off our plate and eating my husband's as it cooled.
She did not show the normal symptoms of Pancreatic Disease but she had lost muscle mass. There is no cure for this disease and it is extremely rare in cats.
By the time Twinks was diagnosed her kidneys and liver as well as her pancreas were dying.
There is a special blood test that is done after a 14 hour fast and that is the only way vets can diagnose this condition.

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