HELP! Cat Not eating

Old 08-27-04, 06:47 PM
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HELP! Cat Not eating

Hi all,
I'm new here but I have a serious problem. I have a lilac point siamese cat that is 13 yrs old. He'll be 14 come November if he lives that long. A couple of weeks ago, I noticed he's become lethargic, not eating and is thinning out. I took him to the vet and apparently he was in Kidney failure. They kept him over the weekend last, gave him IV's and Monday said he was ok to come home. I brought him home although he still looked pathetic. He has med's to take that I've been giving him every day. He won't eat wet food and the dr gave me special kidney food but he hasn't touched it. I haven't seen him eat. He's still very lethargic and I'm scared I'm loosing him. I don't know what else to do. He's to go back to the vet on Monday but I don't know if I should bring him in somewhere else or wait till Monday. Any ideas of what I can try to give him would be helpful. Should I try baby milk formula for humans? Please help!

Old 08-28-04, 04:34 AM
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I would wait. I would also be prepared for the eventuality that sometime soon
(possibly Monday) he won't be coming home with you. Sorry, I've been down that road with dogs, cats, & horses and it's hard.
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Wow... thats really harsh...

I'm sorry I really don't have anyway of helping you, but I would go to the Vet you are going to right now one more time and then I would try looking for a specialist!!! Thats about all I can say, I've dealt with animals, but mostly dogs...

I hope your cat gets better though and best of luck...

Old 09-20-04, 01:10 AM
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I am sorry to hear your cat is not doing well. I have 4 dogs and 1 cat and have had many emergencys and one life threating one myself. We have an energency vet here that runs 24 hours. They have specialist's as well. They have a specialist for everything you can think of. If you can find a place like this I would go there. It seems that I have had the best luck going there and it helps to have the specalists on hand if they end up keeping your pet.

I wish you the best of luck.
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Sorry to hear that. You might try Gerber First Foods chicken or turkey or beef. Also, try boiling a chicken breast, shredding it, then give little pieces to him. Also, the vet could give you some Nutri-Cal to stimulate his appetite and provide some nourishment. Best of luck. Lilac points are beautiful.

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