Skip to comments.Taking my Cat to the vets tomorrow, just seeking prayers.
Posted on 10/03/2012 8:15:31 PM PDT by Nowhere Man
One of my cats, Whitey, is sick. Until last Friday, she's been very active and eating a lot until she became kind of skittish and aloof and cut back on her eating. She sleeps a lot and still drinks water but eats sporatically. I think it could be a hyperactive thyroid, I had a similar experience with another cat where she was put on meds and responded well and lived a few years afterward. My other guess is maybe bad teeth, but I point towards the former. I'm hoping it is that or at least something that is treatable. I'm just asking for prayers and well wishes as I take her to the vets tomorrow. She is 11 years old and one time when Obama came on the TV, she swatted at him and hissed. B-)
Just asking for help for my kitty since she is going to the vets tomorrow and I am worried although trying to think positive.
After going to the vet for shots, my cat stopped eating. after losing over 10% of her weight in a week, I took her back in. (She got so weak, she wouldn’t walk to her pan or food dish - I had to carry her. A steroid shot and a pill to enhance her appetite did the trick. Hope it works as well for you.
Oh, poor kitty!! So sorry.
Will think about your cat and wish her well when I feed my cat Ghosty in the morning. He’s getting old, doesn’t see so well but is sill a great companion.
Prayers up for Whitey and for you.
Prayers up for your cat.
I have never been much of a cat lover, but I have been in similar situations with my Dogs. I know how tough it is to make that ultimate decision. I hope everything works out for you.
Aw, poor kitty. Best wishes.
Will be thinking of you, NM. Hope it’s nothing serious, esp. as she sounds so politically discerning. ;-)
I hope Whitey will be OK. I said a prayer to St. Francis for you and your cat. Please keep us updated, as I know you know, we really do care!
I’m having a lot of kitty angst too these days. Among other kinds of angst!
Just love the kittys a lot, good luck tomorrow!
One good sign is that she is drinking water.
Praying for her - and for you.
Please let us know how she fares tomorrow.
Your kitty is in my thoughts and prayers for a positive results!
I hope this is a good sign, tomorrow is the memorial to St. Francis.
Some MSNBC twit declared Leher’s performance “criminal negligence”
Best wishes to your cat and you.
I lost my dear sweet cat Kydie earlier this year. She was my very best friend ever. I guess I'm kinda of a gruff old guy but this cat knew how to get the best out of me. We were inseparable. She developed kidney failure and the vet also suspected liver cancer. I had to have her put down so she didn't suffer. She was 24 years old.
I loved her more than any pet I've ever had. I miss her and I could never replace her. I still keep a picture of her right here at my desk and I always will. Posting this has brought tears to my eyes.
Well, there's my tribute to my long lost kitty, I sure hope yours gets better.
Prayers for Whitey’s quick and complete recovery.
From its name, my guess is that your cat is white. Two of my favorite cats were short-haired white cats. Blanco, a playful and friendly tomcat died at the age of 10 from skin cancer—a hazard for outdoor white cats in a sunny climate like Southern California. Kitty, a female owned by my brother, could sit on one’s lap and purr for hours. However, a uterine infection, which may have contributed to her docility, eventually took her life.
Prayers for Whitey
Prayers for your cat and strength for you to get through this. Hope you get only good news.
Whitey is in God’s hands and He loves your cat more than you do.
I pray for wisdom for you and the vets, and a healing for Whitey.
Whitey’s a lucky cat having you for her owner.
I’ve said a prayer for Whitey and you. That is an adorable picture of her and her mother. The unconditional love of our animals makes all the difference in life.
My three longhairs have their paws crossed for Whitey.
Praying for Whitey. I pray for my cat too and believe it’s what has kept her with me. She’s been through a lot and has always bounced back. She’s diabetic and has been on the brink of death many times with refusing to eat and serious weight loss.
You definitely need to get him an appetite stimulant - but sometimes it’s difficult to get it into them. I have used pill pockets, but I have also had the medicine compounded into liquid. At any rate, when my cat won’t eat, I force feed. I do this with those tubes that you use to draw up medicine for kids. I wrap her a towel and inject the food going in from the side of the mouth, not from the front. After forcing for a day or two, she’ll start eating on her own.
Also, if he’s not drinking, ask the vet if he can have subcutaneous fluids. They may be willing to sell you a bag and teach you how to administer them yourself to save money.
She is a beauty, and I know very dear to you. Having a sick pet makes you feel so helpless. Do the best you can for her and then put her in God’s hands. Prayers up for Whitey.
My beloved Siamese stopped eating at 15 yrs old and went downhill. Never did find out what was wrong. Probably organ failure, as he damn near killed himself eating Ibuprofen years earlier that only transfusions saved after a week. Probably killed his liver and it caught up with him.
Watching them go is tormenting, I know how you feel.
My cat had a thyroid problem and is now on some medicine and has been doing well for nearly a year. Prayers for you and your cat.
We understand. A sick kitty or pet is so hard on both the pet AND the pet owner. Prayers for Whitey tomorrow. I hope you let us know what the Vets find. Good luck!
Prayers up for your wonderful kitty and for you. Please keep us informed.
prayers for your kitty. i pray for my animals every day.
get bloodwork. liver and pancreas issues are common in older animals, also in older animals their appetites will decrease as they age, but also their tastebuds and what they like to eat can change too. stuff theyonce liked can taste funny to them and they won’t eat it anymore. sometimes it’s easy to switch a food with a different one they do like.
Joy wrapped in fur.
I doubt hyper-thyroid will be the diagnosis. I’ve been through that with one of our cats and you can’t feed them enough. They’re NEVER satisfied - gotta have more, more, more. And no matter how much you feed them, they’ll lose weight.
The worst-case scenario could be kidney problems. The symptoms you list are there. Fortunately, there’s a med they can take that can give them a quality life for a few more years. Azodyl.
We have a LOT of cats and have had several go through kidney troubles. It’s common in older cats. Azodyl gave them two to four more good years when before it came out, we were lucky to keep them going more than six months.
I hope your kitty has something much simpler going on but this is one diagnosis that you should be prepared to hear. If your vet doesn’t keep Azodyl on hand, tell him/her to get it. I swear by the stuff.
Keeping you and your kitty in my prayers tonight. Our kitties are my babies and I well know the torment of worrying about them. I hope your worries are for naught.
My dogs and cats are family. Prayers up for you and your furry baby.
I’ll pray for your kitty.
Prayers for kitty
Prayers up for Whitey. If it turns out to be kidney related, switch him to the food the vet recommends. Well worth the extra cost. Our 12 yr. old kitty has been doing well on it since some minor kidney problems years ago.
Hope you’ll give us an update on Whitey.
Praying for Whitey and you! Hope all goes well at the vets and that whatever is the problem can be resolved quickly, Whitey is healed and that you have many wonderful years to come with your kittehs.
Thanks for the ping, Slings!
Smart kitty smacking at Zero!
On the day we honor St. Francis of Assisi, please take care of this sweet companion. May our Lord bless her and you.
No apology needed, our cats are family also.
I’m sure your kitty will be fine. There’s a reason why they are said to have 9 lives.
Nowhere Man...you bet we’ll all be praying for your kitty...
PLEASE let us know what the vet says tomorrow, OK?
Could be Cystitis. Kidney shut down. Cats susceptible to blocked ureters.
Saying prayers for your kitty. Please let everyone know how he does.
Oh, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I have two myself (15 year old and a kitten). I hope it turns out to be something easy to fix.
Do not apologize. Our pets are our families and we pray for them too when they are ill ... same as our family members. I too will pray to St. Francis patron Saint of all creatures.... So, prayers up right now for your little friend. Hope all goes well.
God bless you and your friend. How much is your kitty drinking? Excessive consumption of water is a sign if kidney failure. It’s happened with two of my pals. If that is the case, don’t despair. A routine of subcutaneous fluid can keep your cat healthy and happy a long time. Your vet would explain that.
For anyone with this issue, be advised that Amazon sells products called “cat sack” or cat-grooming bag. With my first cat, it was nearly impossible to do the sub-Q fluids, because he was fractious. Same with the second. But once we bought the “cat sack,” things began going smoothly with our second cat. I thank God for this product. Cheer up, and remember to use Google and Youtube, great repositories of good info. Separate the wheat from the chaff.
A final tip, if I may: The doctors tried to put our cats on medicated diet, but it just didn’t appeal to them. They would have starved to death on that diet. Truth is, I’ve been feeding Fancy Feast galore (night and day), and both cats did well this way. (Gained weight.) Vets don’t like it, but it seems like just bias.
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