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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-26-2004, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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undefinedI have a 13 yrs old female cat, Spunky, who id barely eating and getting weak. She is drinking water and urinating but eat very little solid food. I should add that about 3 months ago I had my 15 yrs old male put down cause his kidney's failed him so I am afraid the dame is happening with her. I realize she needs to see a vet but I thought I might find some info on how to care for her until I can get her to one. Thanks
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-26-2004, 01:22 PM
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You can try to tempt her with some wet, low protein cat food in the meantime. The more fluids you get into her, the better. But honestly if she's THAT weak, I'd take her in as soon as you can possibly do so.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-26-2004, 01:24 PM
 
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She may be drinking some water but I bet she is getting dehydrated if she is getting weak. Please don't delay....she really needs to see a vet today. By the time cats get to this phase, something usually is very wrong. Good luck and take care.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-28-2004, 02:39 AM
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She needs a vet visit a full work up including extensive bloodwork. Have them check liver and kidney functions, thyroid, her liver enzymes could be elevated, she could be retaining fluid, even though you say she is using the litter pan. Does she pee frequently in small amounts? Is she straining at all? Blood in her urine? I would also get some pedialyte down her if you can. You can use a feeding syringe, but don't force it quickly down her throat. If you can't find any at the store or drug store you can make your own

1 cup boiled water- cooled
pinch of salt
pinch of baking soda
1 tsp sugar.

Boil the water, remove from heat. Add the ingredients and stir well. Cool before giving to your cat.
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