Cute Kitties~

Momo and Zuma were stunted looking at that "thing"
hey, what's that?!!

(Miko came joining these two boys)
(they still wondering what is that thing)

Momo : It may be dangerous! Never-mind! Let me protect you!
Miko : Wasn't me that you suppose to cover?

That thing is only my friend's hands.
Best regards,


7th November 2009

I learn about a cat's disease call SPOROTRICHOSIS.

it is a fungal infection that occurs through traumatic inoculation of organic matter
that is contaminated with Sporothrix schenckii
is usually limited to the skin and subcutaneous tissue.

In cats, sporotrichosis varies from an asymptomatic
infection to a fatal disseminated systemic disease.

The initial lesions can be found anywhere but often develop on the distal
extremities, base of the tail, or head.

They begin as small,
draining puncture wounds but eventually become nodular.

These nodules may ulcerate or suppurate.

Some ulcers may
cavitate, exposing large areas of underlying muscle and bone.

Although S. schenckii can spread along the lymphatics in
cats, these vessels may not be obviously involved.

Cats also
spread the organisms to other parts of the body by grooming.

Weight loss, anorexia, fever, depression, and dyspnea can occur if the lesions are extensive.

In addition, the organisms can disseminate into the internal organs.

Generalized or disseminated disease can be fatal.

Various antifungal drugs including:
1) ketoconazole
2) itraconazole
3) amphotericin B
have been used to treat sporotrichosis in animals.

For cutaneous or lymphocutaneous forms:
1) Potassium
2) sodium iodide

can be used

Cats are particularly sensitive to iodine and must be watched carefully
for signs of toxicity when using these two drugs.

In animals, there is no practical way to prevent infections
acquired from the environment.

Infected animals, particularly cats, should be isolated to prevent the organism
from spreading.
Keeping cats indoors during feline epidemics can reduce the risk of infection; cat fights and other feline behaviors have been implicated in the spread of the disease.

Morbidity and Mortality
Sporotrichosis less common in cats, and uncommon in dogs.

In cats, it occurs most often in sexually intact males allowed to roam;
cases have also been reported in indoor cats exposed only
to houseplants and potting soil.

Among dogs, this disease
is seen most often in hunting dogs or other dogs frequently
exposed to thorns and splinters.

Most cases of sporotrichosis
in animals are sporadic; however, an epidemic affecting
more than a thousand cats was reported in Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil in 2002/2003.

Frequent cat fights and other feline
behaviors are thought to have helped the organism spread in
this epidemic.

There was no association with FIV or FeLVmediated

The risk of dissemination and fatal disease varies with
the species.
half of all experimentally infected cats develop disseminated disease.
Disseminated sporotrichosis is usually fatal without treatment.

Post-Mortem Lesions

In cats, the initial histologic lesion is;

perivascular dermatitis.

Later, there is diffuse or nodular dermatitis;
it may be
suppurative, pyogranulomatous, or granulomatous.

microabscesses and pseudocarcinomatous epidermal
hyperplasia may also be seen.

Numerous yeasts are found in the lesions in cats but not in other species.

In addition, most necropsies in affected cats reveal evidence of lymph node
and lymphatic involvement.

In cats with disseminated disease,
small numbers of organisms may be found in internal organs.

Best regards,

Donation Box is Closed

new update about Ebru

today, I sent her to the MyAnimalCare panel clinic

The vet has check again upon her and this time, more information were given to me

and they advise me on how to treat Ebru later

My Animal Care decide to help me with Ebru medical expenses

Thanks to Miss Chan Kah Yein and everyone involve.

For those who still want to make donation, you may do so

by donating

1) cat's dry food

2) sand litter

3) litter box

you also may adopt two of the kitten that I've been rescued before~

Please help me undergo surgery~

this cat needs to undergo a surgery...

delay treatment would caused death and her disease may infect other cat(s) and human too

i've seek for vet advices and now she's in the vet keep.

do please donate some because the it cost a lot for her treatment

Help me to help her

Even a little help may means a lot

For further information, do please contact me.

All the donation is only for this cat.

Once, I have collected enough funds, the donation box may be closed.

Please, please, please help me to help this poor kitten.

For further information you may mail me at:

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