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Hawkgirl
02-09-2012, 06:38 PM
They say cat owners don't take their pets to the Vets as much as dog owners. I must be the exception.

I think my two cats have changed roles. The older, resident cat, was the dominant one when I brought my kitty home. I think the roles have reversed...I don't know if this is a reason, but my older cat is not himself. He has lost considerable weight...I can feel his spinal bones. He was always a fat cat...he's not anymore. He is only about 2 years old. I quarantined him yesterday to the bathroom and gave him his own litter box and canned food and water. He didn't touch any of it. He's lethargic, he moans and never moves from his spot. Very unlike him.

So I made an appt. with the vet and taking him tomorrow. I have no idea what could be wrong.:confused::(

ABC in Georgia
02-09-2012, 09:02 PM
Hawkgirl ...

I am by no means a cat expert, but ... have had several cats in my lifetime.

Some, much like humans, have anger and jealousy issues, and will show it in different ways.

Am glad that you are taking him to the vet first, you can't lose by doing this.

My 2 cents, for what it is worth ... don't isolate the 2 year old, he is the one that seems to need attention the most from you at the moment.

~ ABC

Janice
02-09-2012, 09:28 PM
I had a cat that stopped eating. Stopped drinking water. Stopped going to the bathroom. She got very dehydrated. I knew something was wrong after she missed a couple of meals because I figure cats have relatively tiny stomachs, so they must eat regularly. She would just sit by me doing nothing. I took her to the vet. Turned out she had some kind of kidney failure. So ... I lost her. She was only about 6 years old.

I felt so bad because there was nothing I could do. I certainly hope yours is not suffering a similar fate.

SaintLouieWoman
02-09-2012, 11:34 PM
Hope your cat is alright when she goes to the vet. I know nothing about cats, so can only wish you well.

Hawkgirl
02-10-2012, 01:45 PM
Well it doesn't look like anything serious. He has an upper respiratory infection. So the vet is keeping him overnight and going to give him IV fluids and a shot of antibiotics. He is going to do a blood test to make sure there are no organ systemic issues. I get those results in the morning. He had an xray and it didn't show any masses or lesions. He was also tested for FIV and feline leukemia and they both came out negative as well.

I go pick him tomorrow and hopefully the blood test is negative.

Rockntractor
02-10-2012, 01:49 PM
Well it doesn't look like anything serious. He has an upper respiratory infection. So the vet is keeping him overnight and going to give him IV fluids and a shot of antibiotics. He is going to do a blood test to make sure there are no organ systemic issues. I get those results in the morning. He had an xray and it didn't show any masses or lesions. He was also tested for FIV and feline leukemia and they both came out negative as well.

I go pick him tomorrow and hopefully the blood test is negative.

Good, the respiratory part really had me worried.

SarasotaRepub
02-10-2012, 11:01 PM
He'll probably claw you good for all your concern...Kats are ebil.

JUST KIDDING!!!!!:D

obx
02-10-2012, 11:26 PM
My daughter's cat had a similar problem. The vet said it was allergic to fleas. We changed it's pest treatment and it is doing fine. I hope yous will be ok.

Hawkgirl
02-10-2012, 11:35 PM
He'll probably claw you good for all your concern...Kats are ebil.

JUST KIDDING!!!!!:D

He better not, I haven't seen the vet bill yet!:curse: I may just leave him there....:eek:


:D

AmPat
02-11-2012, 12:42 PM
We finally lost our Puddy after a long battle with Diabetes. I never knew cats could get it. He went from a 15 pounder to a bone thin skinbag within days. Monitoring blood sugar for a cat is difficult. He needed injections daily. I didn't know what to look for and felt terrible for his suffering when I finally had him diagnosed. The first thing I noticed was he drank tons of water and peed like a horse. I took his litter box out to clean it and it was extremely heavy. When I told my neighbors all this, they suggested diabetes.

I hope yours doesn't have the same problem.:(

Hawkgirl
02-12-2012, 12:16 AM
He is home, still moping around. I noticed a bit more energy, but vet said it may take a while before he's back to himself. He got a shot of antibiotics and will be on a different one for another two weeks. All the blood results came back negative. $594 later, and it's the "flu".

Janice
02-12-2012, 12:39 AM
http://i.imgur.com/t1d47.gif

Yahhhhhh!!!!!

Thats great news Hawkgirl!

I mean except for the bill of course. Vets are ... well they are what they are. :o

NJCardFan
02-12-2012, 12:56 PM
They say cat owners don't take their pets to the Vets as much as dog owners. I must be the exception.

I think my two cats have changed roles. The older, resident cat, was the dominant one when I brought my kitty home. I think the roles have reversed...I don't know if this is a reason, but my older cat is not himself. He has lost considerable weight...I can feel his spinal bones. He was always a fat cat...he's not anymore. He is only about 2 years old. I quarantined him yesterday to the bathroom and gave him his own litter box and canned food and water. He didn't touch any of it. He's lethargic, he moans and never moves from his spot. Very unlike him.

So I made an appt. with the vet and taking him tomorrow. I have no idea what could be wrong.:confused::(

Hawkgirl, this sounds dreadfully familiar. Last year one of my cats started exhibiting the same behavior. Normally the first to eat and the last to leave(he was a plate cleaner), one day he started doing the same thing. I took him to the vet and after a blood test, it was determined that he was in full on kidney failure. 2 days after that diagnosis(and a futile attempt to get him fluids intravenously), we, sadly, had to put him down. That was exactly 1 year ago. I'm afraid that you're cat is showing the same symptoms as Sammy. I'm truly sorry for this as it's sad to watch.

NJCardFan
02-12-2012, 12:57 PM
He is home, still moping around. I noticed a bit more energy, but vet said it may take a while before he's back to himself. He got a shot of antibiotics and will be on a different one for another two weeks. All the blood results came back negative. $594 later, and it's the "flu".

I didn't see this before I posted. I hope everything turns out alright and that this is only a kitty flu.

Rockntractor
02-12-2012, 01:50 PM
I didn't see this before I posted. I hope everything turns out alright and that this is only a kitty flu.

I was worried too, was it feline leukemia that caused your cat's kidney failure?

SaintLouieWoman
02-13-2012, 12:25 AM
He is home, still moping around. I noticed a bit more energy, but vet said it may take a while before he's back to himself. He got a shot of antibiotics and will be on a different one for another two weeks. All the blood results came back negative. $594 later, and it's the "flu".

Hope he's doing better now. Wow, SR must be right. I was concerned about our $502 bill from the vet for Bella's surgery, but she had a cyst removed and the big tear sutured, as well as the microchip. It's all worth it if they get better.

Bella must think she's a vet assistant. We have to take her to get the stitches removed Tuesday. But she's already removed most of them on the wound on her side. Luckily it's all healed. She very neatly extracted those threads.

I digress, hope your cat gets better quickly and that it was just the "flu".

NJCardFan
02-13-2012, 12:50 AM
I was worried too, was it feline leukemia that caused your cat's kidney failure?

Diabetes.

Hawkgirl
02-13-2012, 12:43 PM
Thanks for all your concern everyone. Looks like Leo the beast is back to himself. Not only eating his food, but trying to steal from his little brother as well.:rolleyes::D

He'll be on oral antibiotics for a bit longer but looks like he's on his way to a full recovery.:D Already jumping up on window sills.

http://i43.tinypic.com/hur5ex.jpg

SarasotaRepub
02-13-2012, 05:46 PM
Glad he's ok!!! :D

Janice
02-13-2012, 06:07 PM
That is soo good to hear!

http://i55.tinypic.com/2hfi39c.gif

SaintLouieWoman
02-14-2012, 10:24 PM
Glad that Leo the lion hearted is doing better. :woot:

noonwitch
02-29-2012, 03:54 PM
My cat acted like that when she had a dental problem. I took her to the vet, he pulled two teeth and she's been fine ever since. She's 15, almost 16, now. But it was obvious that it was dental, after I smelled her breath and saw the tooth hanging by a thread.