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George arrived on our doorstep on the 18th August 2002, he was suffering from a very bad nasal discharge, diarrhoea and was in urgent need of dental treatment. We later discovered that he had been abandoned some six weeks earlier and had been living rough.
He was taken to the vets for treatment where his age was estimated to be about thirteen. He had his teeth cleaned, one had to be removed and his diarrhoea sorted out but his nasal discharge although greatly improved proved to be a chronic problem that never completely went.

We fostered George until we were sure he would settle in with our other cats and they would accept him. In November 2002 we adopted him.
During December 2005 we noticed George wasn't quite himself so he was taken to the vets who carried out blood tests and a chest x-ray. He was found to have an enlarged left side of the heart which indicated early signs of Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, he was been put on Fortekor.
All the time George lived with us he had been on different courses of antibiotics to treat his chronic nasal discharge but in early 2008 after more than a month on two types of antibiotics one after the other his nose problem was getting no better and in April he had to be rushed to the vets because his nose started bleeding badly. The vet suggested trying Maxitrol "Eye Drops" and the results were extremely good, his nose cleared almost immediately and we only had to put a couple of drops in each nostril from time to time to keep the problem under control.
In August 2008 he had to be rushed to the vets as he had collapsed, he was found to have a kidney infection and was kept in for treatment for seven days. Towards the end of September 2008 he was again taken to the vets as he was not eating and was obviously feeling very unwell, he was kept in for four days on this occasion and treated for kidney failure.

On Thursday 6th November George collapsed again and was rushed to the vets where the very sad decision was taken to put him to sleep.
He was a "marvelous" cat, very affectionate and full of character, we will miss him greatly!

All the treatment George received was paid for by the Croydon Branch of Cats Protection (CPL).

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