TWO Pets of the Month for January!
Marley and Eddee both have the same condition: Idiopathic hypercalcaemia. This means they have too much calcium in their blood, the cause of which remains unknown (to science!). Idiopathic hypercalcaemia is the most common diagnosis of high blood calcium in cats; however other causes can be kidney disease, cancers and parathyroid disorders. Clinical signs can vary from increased thirst to lethargy and constipation. We are currently able to manage Eddee’s calcium levels with diet alone; however Marley needs to take medication to keep his levels within normal limits.