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RE: Problems with elderly cat

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Posted by: rowantree at Thu Jan 26 07:31:19 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by rowantree ]  
   

Thanks! Yes, she does urinate a lot and it's very gooey, she drinks a lot of water yet still gets constipated if she doesn't eat tuna or turkey or ham in addition to her dry food. She refuses all brands of wet cat food. You mentioned her possibly feeling nauseated, I'd forgot to mention that she threw up yellow fluids yesterday. So I think you hit the problem right on.

Her back legs are weird, when she's standing on the kitchen floor and you pet her head, her back legs give out in a sliding motion underneath her.

I'll call the vet today. We still owe them $70 for a mistake another vet made on one of our other cats, my husband has been unemployed for some time now, so money is super tight. I used to work at the vet's, my son saw Chloe walking around in the back and told me he wanted her to have a nice place to live before she died. That's how we came about adopting her. To anyone who asks, I highly recommend adopting an older cat! She walked out of her cat carrier when we got her home and owned the place instantly. It was like we'd always had her. No adjustment period, she was just so mellow and liked to follow me around as I did housework and would meow at me when it was time to take a break and we'd sit on the couch together. She hasn't been doing that for months now, she spends most of her days sleeping.

My Salem was 15 when I found out she had renal failure. She began howling day and night and constant vomiting. She never missed the litter box though, she was fussy that way. When I found out it was renal failure, I promised her she wouldn't suffer and when the time came, I took her to the vet and stayed with her. I still miss her every day.

Thank you so much for your comments and advice!


   

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