Skip to comments.Cat Detects Owner’s Brain Aneurysm
Posted on 03/15/2012 11:54:15 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
Noah, an orange and white tabby, began obsessing over his owners head last year.
In an interview with The Northern Virginia Daily, Janet Batten says, "He constantly smelled my head on the right side, in the front, and in my eye and in my nose. Sometimes he would really push to get into my head. He began to make this sound I had never heard before. I began to get suspicious.
At about the same time, Janet began to experience vision problems which led her to an appointment with her primary care physician and an ophthalmologist. But neither of these doctors examinations discovered any problems.
However a clean bill of health did not deter Noah from continuing his bizarre behavior. Thankfully Janet had a fearless feline hot on the case.
Several months later, Janet suffered a mini-stroke and an irregular heartbeat. A CAT scan was then ordered. The furless, high-tech metallic diagnostic machine revealed that Janet was suffering with a life- threatening brain aneurysm.
Even though Noah had absolutely no medical training, his intuition concerning Janets dangerous aneurysm was right on the money. The type of scan that Noah administered for sure is not generally part of the equipment found in imaging centers, and it is certainly not covered by health insurance.
Fortunately Janet's aneurysm has since been treated. It goes without saying she will be eternally grateful to her cat for letting her know that something was seriously wrong.
Dr. Bruce Coston, Noah's veterinarian, nominated Noah for the Animal Hero award at the Virginia Veterinary Conference this year. And he won. "Because Noah the cat had been alerting his mom that something was wrong, she was aggressive in seeking treatment, says Coston.
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We've all seen them. Cats give off that "evil look" sometimes, so you never know........
My neighbor’s cat detected his hernia, a broken thermocouple in his water heater and a misspelled word in his son’s homework- and that was just yesterday!
I must be on death’s door. Two cats in the house and they choose me to pay attention to. I don’t really care about cats, but they sure care about me. The dog in on tranquilizers.
You're simply telling them that you're submissive to them, if you try to ignore them. The reason that cats often seem to be attracted to people who aren't "cat people" is because when a cat looks and you, and you look away, in "cat language," you're telling them that they're the boss, and they'll come over to rub their forehead and cheek glands on you, marking you are theirs.
That might be a different kind of cause and effect.
It is established that cats and dogs can sense that there is something wrong. Dogs are currently being used to sniff out cancer
So right. My cat scan is now being conducted, with the practitioner standing on my desk and making it hard for me to type. The two canine practitioners, OTOH, are waiting outside to be let in from their morning run. One is an 85b lb. Ptador and the other is a 100 lb., and growing, Great Dane. The Dane does his work by leaning and butting, while the Pitador regularly bumps and pokes me with his snoot.
One of my kitties, a rescue kitty, used to perch on my right shoulder, right around the area where the upper lobe of my right lung was. Turned out, I had lung cancer (lobe removed, all signs of cancer gone, thankfully)—and kitty no longer perches there. These kitties seem to know.
Just try a Great Dane in your crotch. That’s my problem.
Maybe one of the cats was driving...was his name Toonces?
Ahhh, the evil Kitty Kurse! =^._.^=
So there really are CAT-SCANS!
Does that include a dog in my crotch?
Well there is definitely something wrong there!
Cats, people with fur. :)=^..^=
"Now that's a good pussy."
Will the patient have lab work done as well?
Jeez..all dogs do is go right for everyones crotch. How would you know?
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