It appears you have not yet registered with the CAT Forums. To register please click here...



Go Back   Cat Forums - I-Love-Cats - your Ultimate Cat Forum > All About Cats > Cat Advice
Register


Featured Photos

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 12-19-2006   #1 (permalink)
Administrator
Supreme Cat Lover!
 
admin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 13,433
Thanks: 0
Thanked 22 Times in 15 Posts
My Mood: Breezy
admin has disabled reputation
Send a message via twitter to admin
Default I was wondering, is it possible for cats to get catch cancer from other cats in any w

I am so sorry to hear about your two cats. Cancer is a terrible disease in our cats. There is not a contagious cancer that we know of. However, in rare cases there have been cancers at the sight of vaccines. These are called vaccine-associated fibrosarcomas. This cancer tends to be very aggressive locally and can quickly compromise a cat's quality of life. They are usually diagnosed based on location, history and biopsy. These fibrosarcomas are still being studied intensely but unfortunately we do not know why they occur and why in some cats and not others. While it is not contagious, because they were sisters they both could have a genetic predisposition for this cancer, unfortunately we do not know that for sure. We can only guess that some cancers may fun in family lines in cats, just as they do in people. I would talk to your veterinarian about this as they can give you a better idea if this was a vaccine associated sarcoma based on its appearance etc.
For your one-year-old cat, it is not unusual to have some inflammation in the area of the vaccine after the shot is given. It should be examined by your veterinarian, measured, monitored and reported to the vaccine company. If it is just due to inflammation it will resolve in a month or two. If it does not resolve, then a biopsy may need to be taken. You can also talk to your veterinarian about the type of vaccine they use. Some vaccines can be good for three years so they do not need to be given as frequently and some have alternate ingredients that are less likely to cause inflammation.
Again, please know how sorry we are about your two sister cats. And we also hope that your new younger cat will do just fine. Let us know if anything else comes up.


More...
admin is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Cat Content
Reply

Tags
aggressive , cat's , cats , family , fun , hey , rare , type

Sponsored Cat Links


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Cat Forum Replies Last Post
I have 2 cats (15 months). I was wondering if they can catch human illnesses (like th admin Cat Advice 0 11-17-2006 11:50 PM
wondering wat breeds my cats are? snazzy-chloe Cat Breeds Central 3 10-06-2006 11:14 PM
Friskies Mariner's Catch for Cats (24/5.5-oz cans) admin Cat Product Reviews 0 10-01-2006 01:07 AM
Cancer in Dogs & Cats: Medical & Surgical Management admin Cat Book Reviews 0 09-29-2006 08:00 PM
Cancer in Dogs & Cats: Medical & Surgical Management admin Cat Book Reviews 0 09-29-2006 07:59 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.


Sitemap: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28