Hi there, My Mums cat seems to be in a lot of pain. He hasn't been eating for the past few days and when I went looking for him today he cried to let me know where to find him (which is very unlike him) he can't bear me touching him.. he wont eat a thing. He has lost weight..I am only home every few weeks, so can't tell you too much about past history
I wanted to add that we do also have a kitten that has cat aids, Im so worried he has that
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.
Sorry, did you get my last reply?
sorry, I don't think you got my reply to your questions. Basically the cat is in so much pain he won't let me near him, but I think the pain is in his abdomen. no limping, no vomiting..no lameless, no dragging of lets, no drooling, because he is an outdoor cat, I don't know when he last urined, Sorry, I think it really needs a vets examination .. it is just that it is Easter and difficult to get someone
Hi, just on a follow up..I brought Spike to an emergency vet last night., the poor cat had syringes full of puss and he now has septicemia. He can barely lift his head or feet despite overnight on antibiotics. I know you are going to suggest euthanasia..but I adore this cat, is there any chance at all? I want to give him every chance. Last night, vet said when I pressed him for all positives that if he survived the night that his lungs would have to be drained - this morning he thinks the cat hasn't the fight in him to take this on. I know all things suggest to put him down..I am looking for any chance at all
thanks for the reply. The chest I'm afraid. He is on IV antibiotic and I'm almost sure IV fluids also. He hasn't checked him yet for FIV and says if he is positive for that, there is certainly no point in keeping him alive, he wouldn't be able to fight with such a compromised immune system
Thanks Dr. B...poor spike thou doesn't seem to be doing very well..even with all the care and antibiotics he seems to be going downhill. Two attempts to drain the puss is still not successful and vet fears there might be absenses - he hasn't FIV+ . I won't be transferring him, the local vetinary school is 100k away and the cat is presently with the vet 24 hours. Vet says he doesn't think we are winning. I'm heartbroken
would you believe he made it!!!!! a whopping, eye watering bill later but the little man has made it and we are all delighted, he is even home! Thanks for your advise...I was very close to saying to the vet to put him out of his misery, he is so not miserable now, he is back to his safe, familiar environment..I hope he doesn't do anything daft again, he so wants to get back out and about again.. but we need to keep him housebound for a few weeks while stitches, recovery, etc takes place. We are all very happy.