My cat is around 18 years old and is very ill. He has in the last couple of days been diagnosed with anaemia and has according to the vet got some form of cancer that they are not able to diagnose at present without further testing. The vet has given him some 'pallative care', a B12 injection and some steroids. I am to continue to give him steroids twice a day. He has been on Royal Cannin Urinary Wet food for the last few years as he is sensitive to cystitis. He hasn't had a problem since being on this food for some years now which is good. However, I have been researching anaemia on the web and it states that it can be caused by the lack of B12 in the food. The vet says his prognosis isn't good - he may not last a week or two weeks. However, since last night he has livened up and started eating and drinking. He has also done his toilet which is good although his poop was very hard - almost like stones. I am worried about him and don't want to give up on him just yet. What can you suggest if anything. thanks
Thank you so much for your response, I have asked Denzel's vet to copy Denzel's blood test results etc for you to have a look at. However, the vet he normally sees isn't in today (Saturday) but will be back on Monday evening. Denzel has an appointment again then so hopefully the results will be ready for me to pick up and send to you.
Again, many thanks.
Unfortunately, my vet still hasn't emailed me Denzel's blood results yet so I am unable to upload them at present. I am hoping they will arrive in the next couple of days, although my free time with Justanswer is running out on the 12th of this month.
Thank you for your time taken to look at my cats problem.
thank so much for looking at his results. The vet did talk to me about having a blood transfusion but said she wouldn't recommend it because a) his age and b) the results would need to go to the UK and its risk whether they could get an actual blood type match for him.
Well, I'm giving him 2 steroids a day and some Lactulose SOL for his toilet. He's still able to leap about and is still eating and drinking. he's being kept warm and quiet and stress alleviated. I can only but look after him and do my best. He's known at the vets as being a 'feisty' thing!!
I am sorry to report that Denzel has today, been put to sleep. He was progressively worse today and I felt that it was the right time. He kept going to his toilet tray for visits and doing some wees on the floor and was very weak in his back legs. I took him outside this morning and he was mostly lying down but enjoying the sunshine. He was loved very much and I am already missing him. I am heartbroken but in time I guess I will heal. I still can't really believe he's gone and still keep looking round for him in the flat.
Thank you for all your help