Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Persian Cats are Ticking Time Bombs

If you know of anyone with a Persian cat, tell that person to have the cat checked for PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease). I've learned w-a-y too much about this disease in the past 72 hours and it's pretty fucking horrible. It's genetic, it's incurable and it's fatal, completely destroying the kidneys. Anyone with a Persian cat should only feed it specially formulated stuff which has lower protein and phosphorus, easing the load on the kidneys. All cats, really, but especially Persians.

I can't concentrate at work right now and I sure as hell don't feel like ranting except at the fucking vet in the US who never bothered to check the fucking cats for PKD during the seven years my mother regularly brought them in for check-ups, despite the fact that at least 1/3 of all Persians have this disease thanks to it being caused by a dominant gene, those fucking incompetents. Oh, and also the fucking breeder who never did any follow-up with owners and kept sending out litter after litter of these poor beasts born with a death sentence reading "End Stage Renal Failure within nine years" for $400-$5000 a pop. I've got her name somewhere and I'm calling the CFA.

For the record I despise breeders and their genetic "purebred" freaks; my mother wanted the damned cats for some reason, probably to keep her busy. When she died I inherited them and quickly grew very attached to them despite the high maintenance that defines the fucking breed. And now I'm losing them.

PKD info starting points:

This sucks, Beavis. I may be back in a couple days.

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Anonymous Anonymous pulled out a crayon and scribbled:

As a cat lover for decades, never had the company of Persians though, I'm wishing you the best.

06 September, 2007 02:14  
Blogger AAhelp pulled out a crayon and scribbled:

I always hated those fuckers that sell animals and have no idea what they're selling. For fuck's sake, it's a being, not an item.
And I also hate all the retarded fuckers in the malls staring at those poor animals in the pet shops, in those tiny cages and making all those gay mushy noises whenever a doggie or kitty is trying to get out from that glass box, with no clean water, no soft place to sleep on.
Is there no decency left?

06 September, 2007 09:51  
Blogger julia pulled out a crayon and scribbled:

Are you guys trying to tell me that my fucking cat is going to die, I waited my whole life to have one of these flat face fuckers. I have pkd myself and suffer from it, now my cat. Il be contacting that fucking breeder, or better yet send my husband there to fuck her up good. they are so expensive, the food alone is an arm and a leg.

10 September, 2007 19:14  
Blogger ReallyEvilCanine pulled out a crayon and scribbled:

Julia, I'm just one guy. I haven't had any guest bloggers yet. Sooner or later your cat is going to die, but in the case of Persians that can happen a hell of a lot sooner than it should. I've seen that it affects humans as well and I don't know what to say. I just wish I could find out why it's inoperable.

As far as your cat, before you or your husband rip the breeder apart take your cat in for a sonogram. Feline PKD can be detected as early as three months and always after one year. Plus: shaved bellies need no combing for weeks.

Those flat-faced fuckers grow on you awful fast, huh? I wish I'd known sooner so I could've got the K/D food; in the long run it would've been cheaper than the fucking vet bills and meds (EPO). It also could've added a year or two to their lives.

11 September, 2007 03:10  

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