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Should I take him to the vet or wait?

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LastingLight Sun 17-Aug-14 07:21:53

Our young boycat, who is a terrible glutton, ate his lunch yesterday and then vomited it all up. He has since vomited clear fluid twice and not eaten anything. He is listless, just lying there where he is usually very active. He did yesterday catch a bird and a snake, don't know if he ate any of it. Should we just monitor him a bit longer, or should we take him to the vet? Our vets are open late afternoon for emergencies today. Tomorrow we're going to be out the whole day, only coming back late in the afternoon.

LastingLight Sun 17-Aug-14 07:48:02

He has now vomited again, yellow fluid, and he cries if you pick him up.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 17-Aug-14 07:49:25

Vets ASAP, pets at home vets are open Sundays.

Poor thing.

Don't wait until Monday.

Kleptronic Sun 17-Aug-14 07:52:40

I would. He's vomiting, listless and he cries when you pick him up; it sounds like he's in pain. So worrying for you, hope he picks up.

cozietoesie Sun 17-Aug-14 10:47:58

Vet - I would. It sounds as if he has some sort of obstruction/problem in his innards. It might clear but not worth taking any risk especially if you're away tomorrow.

LastingLight Sun 17-Aug-14 10:49:21

Thanks, I will take him this afternoon.

cozietoesie Sun 17-Aug-14 10:50:26

Good luck to him and let us know how he gets on.

wantacatplease Sun 17-Aug-14 11:28:53

Good luck!

LastingLight Sun 17-Aug-14 17:17:33

DH took junior to the vet. She can't find anything specifically wrong and took blood for tests. She gave him an injection for the nausea which hurt so much that he peed all over the nurse... poor boy. She also gave us Ulsanic to give to him once he is not so angry any more. But despite not eating for a day his weight is now 4.4kg, up from 4.1 the last time we weighed him! I swear this cat can magic food out of the cupboard, we really feed him only as much as is correct for his weight.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 17-Aug-14 17:22:28

Mines had that injection a few times, he's used to it now sad.

Has he eaten yet?

Kleptronic Sun 17-Aug-14 17:24:28

Oh good glad it's not serious. Hopefully he's on the mend smile

LastingLight Sun 17-Aug-14 17:37:05

He ate a bit at the vets, hasn't shown interest in food since they got home.

LastingLight Mon 18-Aug-14 07:58:44

DH took him back to the vet this morning as he still hasn't eaten anything and hasn't used his litter tray. He will spend the day there. Very worried about the little guy. sad

cozietoesie Mon 18-Aug-14 08:05:03

Poor lad - and so worrying for you. Is it your normal vet?

(Do you know if he's drunk anything by the way - even though he's not eaten?)

LastingLight Mon 18-Aug-14 08:51:30

Vet just called, she's worried about his kidneys as his urine is very diluted. Doing more blood tests and then maybe an x-ray. sad We saw him drinking once yesterday, I don't know if he drank during the night but it didn't look as if he had used his litter tray.

It's not the vet we usually see, but she has seen Minus before, she snipped him. It's same vet who saw him yesterday afternoon who is now looking after him again today.

LastingLight Mon 18-Aug-14 09:51:53

Acute kidney failure sad, could be caused by antifreeze or other poison. They're putting him on a drip and doing x-ray to check for kidney stone. Will probably stay in overnight and his kidneys will probably not come through unscathed. I hope we're not heading for a hard decision here, DD will be absolutely devastated if we lose him. DH and I will be gutted too, for a cat we didn't initially want to keep he has wormed his way very deep into our hearts.

cozietoesie Mon 18-Aug-14 10:31:49

I'm so sorry. The prognosis is a bit.....dodgy......although you'll know that well. The best of luck to him anyway.

wantacatplease Mon 18-Aug-14 10:32:41

thanks So sorry to hear this, hope he gets better!

Liney15 Mon 18-Aug-14 10:46:19

Sorry that's the diagnosis - our Dcat had kidney failure last year (but age related as she was 13, not a poison). Hope he pulls through.

LEMmingaround Mon 18-Aug-14 10:51:00

Fingers crossed for him. Hopefully the drip will flush any nasties out and give his kidneys time to recuperate. Long term he might need a monthly steroid injection and special diet.

thecatneuterer Mon 18-Aug-14 11:16:21

i'm so sorry to hear this. I hope he makes it.

At this time of year the poison is most likely to be lily pollen. Have you had any flower bouquets in the house? Do you or the neighbours have lilies in the garden?

Kleptronic Mon 18-Aug-14 11:47:02

Oh no, poor boy. Fingers crossed for him.

LastingLight Mon 18-Aug-14 16:15:56

We went to visit him, he is NOT HAPPY. But he is alert and managed to produce a little purr eventually when I stroked him. He also ate a few pellets for the first time while we were there. We will go again before they close and take him his blankie, hopefully the smell of home will comfort him.

No flowers in the house and I don't know about lilies at the neighbours... wow I never knew that is poisonous to cats!

Floralnomad Mon 18-Aug-14 16:21:37

Fingers and paws crossed for your boy x

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 18-Aug-14 16:26:49

Oh no what a horrible development. Lets hope for good news.

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