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UPDATE ON COLA;
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.”
Help this young cat have a long life without breathing issues!
All donations are tax deductible. Free Animal Doctor pays 100% of the money raised directly to Cola's vet office.