Purrfect Pals wrote -
Two very special Purrfect Pals cats are in need medical care for their ears.
Ten year old Marz and seven year old Balthazar both have long histories of painful ear infections that have not responded to antibiotics or other medications.
Balthazar has been diagnosed with ceruminous gland hyperplasia, a condition in which the ear wax glands become large and inflamed. This results in multiple purple nodules within the ear canal. The growths are benign, but they result in recurrent ear infections and, in Balthazar's case, middle ear disease. The only way to prevent ongoing pain and infections is to do a total ear canal ablation and bulla osteotomy. This is a big surgery in which the ear canal is removed. He will definitely need the surgery on his right ear, which he can't currently hear out of. We are hoping we can save his left ear since he still has some hearing in it.
We will be also be sending Marz to a specialist for CT scans and surgery to determine and treat the underlying causes of their infections and inflammation. While he is under anesthesia, the veterinarian will evaluate and flush out his ear canals, surrounding structures and middle ears and use video-otoscopy to sample any abnormal tissue. It will be determined after this procedure if he will also need surgery similar to the one we know Balthazar needs.
Your gift can help us pay for Marz and Balthazar's surgeries and imaging plus medical expenses and ongoing care here in our Purrfect Pals clinic. Please give or share our campaign today! We think these sweet boys are well worth the expense and hope you agree!