Can anisyia Livejasmin Affect Healthy Cats?
Anisyia livejasmin or Anisymalys jones is a silver-haired, two-toed cat with a regal appearance. It was a long time ago when this beautiful silver-haired feline was imported from Peru by a Dr. J. C. Van de Miel, who was working in the Orient. The animal was given the name “Livejasmin” and it lived with him in England. The vet who took care of the cat did not know that it had other health problems, so he prescribed anesthetics for an eventual treatment of an infection. But in an effort to calm it down, he put it on a diet of cotton balls, which worked, but the cat continued to suffer.
After giving birth to two kittens, the mother died in childbirth and was buried alive. Her grave was marked by a small wooden cross. Her name was Anisymma, which means “one who dies”. This unfortunate feline was buried with all the other dead cats of the laboratory and was found by her son, George who took her to St. Lawrence Hospital in London.
Since Anisymel’s death, this sweet cat has been treated with hydroxychloroquine, an antifungal agent similar to chloroquene. This drug acts as an antifungal agent and is used to treat athlete’s foot and ringworm of the scalp. Hydroxychlorquine is not suitable for cats with weak bones or any one suffering from liver disease, since it is also toxic. So, in addition to anesthetics for the treatment, this drug cannot be given to this animal.
George was able to treat his beloved anisyelia with diet supplements and regular check ups. At six months of age, the cat was able to control its anesthetic intake through a dietary supplement, thus eliminating the need for anesthetics. Unfortunately, the condition did not improve and George was told that the disease had progressed to the point that surgery was now necessary. Fortunately, at eight years of age, the cat had finally recovered from the disease. She had no anisy symptoms and was discharged from the hospital a happy camper.
Unfortunately, the next day, the cat was found dead in her bed. The vet who performed the autopsy detected paramyxomia, a life-threatening condition that involves the presence of blood in the urine. The result could only be confirmed by microscopic analysis of tissue samples taken from the cat’s kidney and liver. It is not clear how this deadly complication of anisymia could have been contracted by the cat, but George and other members of the household must have inadvertently shared the bed where this unfortunate pet passed away.
Because paramyxomia can be fatal, treatment of anisymally-induced anemia should be undertaken as promptly as possible. This is particularly true in cats that are younger than two years of age. If your cat has had surgery for any reason, she may not be consuming enough food and may require additional nutritional supplementation. Be sure to check with the veterinary clinic where your cat has been treated for details on how to increase your cat’s intake of food. Your veterinarian may also be able to recommend a specialized diet for your pet.