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RE: 12 yr old cat not eating

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Posted by: PHMadameAlto at Tue Oct 24 21:04:52 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHMadameAlto ]  
   

Cats with kidney failure often tend to go up and down in their health. As long as your cat seems comfortable and not suffering you probably shouldn't euthanize him. You might want to look into doing sub-Q fluids which might prolong his life and health even more.

Two websites to check out are
www.felinecrf.com
www.felinecrf.org

These may give you a better understanding about this disease.



>>Hi after reading a bunche of your comments on your own cats not eating, I got the hint that I needed to bring my cat into the vet. For years my cat has had a vomiting problem, a couple of times a week at most, but he remained eting. I have always thought it was stress, he always got worse when we went away. About a month ago he got more fussy with his food, until he stopped eating all together. I took him to the vet a week ago and found that over an unknown amout of time he has lost about 8-10 pounds. They took basic blood tests and called me with the results. The vet told me he was in kidney failure and their suggestion was to put him down because of the bad lab values. I was not ready for that so I told my husband that we would wait for a few more days. Now the cat is eating more, hydrated more, not vomiting and more active than a week ago.
>>Can anyone explain this, first he was dying and now he is eating a little better than last week?


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