Bone Overgrowth in Cats
Diagnosis of the underlying cause and treating it are major goals for the resolution of the problem. However, as exact etiology is still unknown, finding the underlying cause and treating it is not always possible. Your veterinarian will prescribe painkillers to alleviate pain and drugs to reduce swelling at affected sites. In some cases, surgery may be required to remove the tumor mass.
Living and Management
It is important to follow the guidelines and administer medication at the right dosage and time to maintain quality of life. But even after treatment of the primary cause, clinical symptoms may continue for one to two weeks. Bone(s), meanwhile, may take months to get back to its original shape, even with the correction of the underlying disorder and are not known to be fully reversible. Your cat may feel sore and may need therapy for pain management at home.
If a metastic tumor is the underlying cause of the hypertrophic osteopathy, prognosis is very poor.
The gland around the urethra that secretes the fluid to allow sperm to move about
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
The study of the various causes of disease
The furthest distance from the middle or the top of a body
A medical condition in which the joints become inflamed and causes a great deal of pain.
Any type of pain or tenderness or lack of soundness in the feet or legs of animals
Degenerative Joint Disease in Cats
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Bone Tumors/Cancer in Cats
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