UPDATE: Cola's breathing is getting worse. Cola's airway is swollen causing it hard for him to breath, help Cola get his polyp removed.
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Over the weekend Cola’s breathing got worse. Melody is on high alert with him and making sure he is comfortable. Melody is concerned that his condition will only get worse.

Cola the Cat

Cola is a two year old cat. Cola showed up at Melody’s neighborhood one night. Cola was skinny and looking for a new home. Melody’s neighbor didn’t like the cat making noises so he would through things at the cat to keep him quiet.

After Melody saw this she decided to open her back door to him and he walked right in. Cola was neutered and was ok to be touched by humans. Melody seems to believe Cola was abandoned.

Ever since Melody can remember Cola has snorted, like a pig. However, the snorting is occurring more often and now Cola is starting to gag.



Melody had a Gofundme and Facebook fundraiser she used to raise money for the initial visit with the specialist. The specialist is going to put Cola under anesthesia to examine Cola’s throat with a scope, endoscopy. Here the vet will be able to tell where the polyp is and how to extract the polyp.

VCA explains how to diagnose polyps:

Radiographs (X-rays) can help identify nasopharyngeal polyps and the use of a video endoscope may allow direct visualization of the polyp. CT (computed tomography) or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is needed to visualize the extent of a polyp’s growth. A biopsy (surgical removal of a representative sample of the polyp) may be taken. The biopsy is then processed and examined under a microscope and diagnosis can be confirmed.

Vet Estimate:


Help this young cat have a long life without breathing issues!

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  • Caroline Foley

    I hope Cola is ok ❤️

    April 27, 2019 at 9:04 pm Reply

    • Melody

      We currently have him on steroids, to help with some of the swelling. Thank you for asking!

      April 29, 2019 at 5:10 pm Reply

  • Denice Sealy

    Sending prayers!! We love you Cola❤️

    April 27, 2019 at 9:30 pm Reply

    • Melody

      That’s so thoughtful! I love him too! He is hard not to. Thank you for caring

      April 29, 2019 at 5:11 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    In honor/memory of all of the pets who have needed expensive treatments.

    April 28, 2019 at 6:29 pm Reply

    • Melody

      Thank you for caring!

      April 29, 2019 at 5:12 pm Reply

  • Monica Lane

    I have had tremendous vet bills as well, and did not have any help at the time. all did babies deserve a chance at a healthy life… sending love and best wishes for cola🤗

    April 30, 2019 at 12:31 pm Reply

    • Melody

      Thank you, for relating to my situation, and thinking of my sweet Cola. its very appreciated!

      May 1, 2019 at 9:16 pm Reply

  • Cindy Gregory

    Praying that beautiful Cola gets the needed surgery.

    May 2, 2019 at 7:05 pm Reply

    • Melody

      Thank you, I appreciate that! Me too

      May 2, 2019 at 8:41 pm Reply

  • Matthew Adamson

    I hope your kitty gets better hate to see this. Wish I could give more

    May 7, 2019 at 6:36 am Reply

    • melody

      thank you I really appreciate you caring. means a lot

      May 7, 2019 at 11:38 am Reply

  • Elizabeth Haines

    Thanks for taking cola in. I know this isn’t much but I hope it helps.

    May 7, 2019 at 7:08 pm Reply

    • Melody

      it does help, i appreciate it greatly! thank you

      May 9, 2019 at 8:25 pm Reply

  • Yuri

    I would love to recommend my vet! He is SUPER AFFORDABLE and VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE. Not that your original car isn’t but I have taken my dogs and my family/friends dogs and cats and trust him with their lives! Him and his wife run the office so he doesn’t have to account for paying any other employee, this being able to offer a more affordable price. The vet is called Alpine Animal Hospital in La Habra with Dr. Kim. He doesn’t charge for visits unless he needs to administer meds, which is about $40. Please have him take a look at your baby!

    May 9, 2019 at 7:51 am Reply

  • Karina Zaytseva

    Feel better Cola!

    May 9, 2019 at 8:30 am Reply

    • melody

      thank you

      May 9, 2019 at 8:26 pm Reply

  • Karina

    Feel better Cola! 🙏🏼

    May 9, 2019 at 8:31 am Reply

  • Brandee Bong

    Get better soon Cola

    May 9, 2019 at 10:17 pm Reply

  • Caroline Cabrera

    I hope this helps Cola get better.

    May 13, 2019 at 3:41 pm Reply

  • Jamie Asmussen

    Fight on Cola!!!! Feel better soon!

    May 23, 2019 at 1:06 pm Reply

  • Ana Bozorgzad

    Hope you feel better little Cola.♥️

    May 26, 2019 at 12:06 pm Reply

  • Sylvia espinosa

    Would like to know how Cola is doing. I noticed the posts were from April

    June 21, 2019 at 11:04 pm Reply


    I really hope Cola gets better. I can’t afford to donate but I love all pets . I would love to know Cola’s progress if possible .

    June 22, 2019 at 3:16 pm Reply

    • Taylor Markel

      Cola is scheduled to have the procedure done July 5th. We will update once surgery has happened.

      June 24, 2019 at 1:43 pm Reply