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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-15-2007, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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What to do for my cat

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We have had our cat for15 years. Recently he has blood in his stool, he cant walk well, he cannot climb the stairs or jump as well as he used too, he meows all the time. He does continue to purr, play and eat though. Is this something to be worried about? We just want him to go on his own terms, we know he is old, and he doesn't seem to be suffering. Is there anything we can do?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-15-2007, 12:59 AM
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It sounds like he needs to go to the vet. Especially since it didn't just start now...sounds like it's been going on for a little while.

It might not even have anything to do with his age.




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It sounds like he needs to go to the vet. Especially since it didn't just start now...sounds like it's been going on for a little while.

It might not even have anything to do with his age.

i agree....and even if he acts normal, it could be painful for him if he's having a hard time getting around I would personally take him to the vet...it might be a easy fix to add more years to his life, and yours (having him w/u )
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Definitely take him to the vet, especially if he has blood in his stool. Good luck.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-16-2007, 11:41 AM
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yes hun i say vet as well. he may not be "on his way out" he could just have something like a cold for us. even our old people get sick sometimes. best wishes and keep us updated

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as all others have said take him to the vet. in not taking him you may be unknowingly allowing him to suffer and cutting his life short. It may be a quick fix for him and then there will be more years added but at the same time there may not be and the only answer it to let him pass but you will never know if you don't bring him to the vet.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-17-2007, 01:45 PM
 
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My cat just went through this "blood in his stool" "blood in his urine" and I immediately rushed him to the vet! Panic set in as soon as I saw blood and the first thing you do is go to the vet. Anyway, your pet needs the vet. It IS in pain as I found out. It needs antibiotics. Anyway, mine did. In my cat's case, he had crystals in his urine and cystitis - sp? And it is very painful. It can even cause them to start to leave their litter box and start going other places because they begin to see their litter box as a place that causes them pain. So, it may not be age at all. Please, get your kitty help and soon, it is in pain.
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What ever happened here? How is kitty?
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