Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Oct 12, 2014
I have two Khao Manee cats of the same sex. I adopted the 2 beautiful orphaned cats for the first time on my own in January 2014. These cats often have eyes which are different colors. They're absolutely beautiful cats.
While keeping two cats in the house, until "fixed" both were having a lot of fleas. They both had no vaccines ever. After being allowed later in my small garden, fleas reduced. Now I have to look hard (very easy to spot as both cats are white) to find one.
The two Khao Manee cats are rolling in the sand in the garden regularly or in the little dust on the concrete road in front of the house.
One of my cats recently passed away. We took to a nearby small animal clinic. They gave her initial vaccinations, neutering, etc. and we took her home after a six-day clinic stay. The vet clinic had given one of my cats liquid Ivermectin dosage which was unnecessary as she did not have mange or fleas (after being allowed in my small garden and both were healthy and alive). They also gave her 3 times huge toxic overdose of Ivermectin dosage which caused her eye color, keratitis, conjunctivitis changes and ended in total body paralysis and death. After a valiant 25-day fight she died a painful death with a swollen esophagus and was unable to eat or drink through GI tract and seizures.
I was very surprised to find, after seeing one of my cats loosing most of its immune system after vaccination, I stopped it for all my pets and intent to keep it that way.
I just want pet owners here to be aware of the danger, and if you do have pets, make sure they are given only what is necessary and in the correct dosage. Nature always has it ways. I don't know how, but I trust them.