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Hand holding please, I fear my girl may be running out of lives

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iknowimcoming Tue 16-Feb-16 19:55:15

My naughty girl is almost 11 years old and she used up a fair few lives early on getting run over at least once but possibly 2 or 3 times as her injuries were consistent with that but obviously they never tell you what happened! Anyway she made good recoveries each time and apart from losing one pair of fangs never had any lasting damage amazingly. She has always been feisty although tiny and prone to being spiteful at times, loves attention and affection but only on her terms, but since the worst accident (understandably as she must have been in lots of pain and was terrified) is very badly behaved at the vets. She is fine when well for vaccinations, but if injured (in fights occasionally) goes absolutely nuts at anyone including me and will also climb on top of the medicine cupboards given the chance.

Anyhow last couple of weeks she has been more tetchy than usual and I saw her eating grass and then throwing up in the garden the other day, then she sick in the kitchen two days ago and then last night she was sick whilst up on top of the boiler (where she sleeps hmm) with spectacular effect, last night. Obviously had diarrhoea as well as she used her usually redundant litter tray. Over the last week or so she has been drinking dramatically more as well as normally her water evaporates as she never touches it but I've kept refilling it this week. Took her to vets this evening and she was fine for a minute but then went so crazy they couldn't even get her in the crush cage (vet said it wouldn't really help as she wanted to examine her stomach). Vet has given her some antacid type stuff to put in her food in the hope that it's a tummy bug but has said if she doesn't improve or gets worse I will need to book her in for sedation so they can examine her properly and do blood tests etc. does anyone have any positive stories of kidney/liver problems? Will she carry on with medication etc or should I prepare for the worst?

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 16-Feb-16 21:54:23

Oh dear, 11 isn't old either. No advice but I didn't want to read and run. Cats are tough little buggers and she certainly sounds feisty.

timtam23 Tue 16-Feb-16 22:55:12

It might be her thyroid, my cat developed a huge thirst, very hungry, vomiting, runny poos (he was 16, it's pretty common in older cats) he was also extremely vigilant/twitchy. Tablets were tried but he ended up having an op to remove the affected bit of thyroid. The other things the vet was thinking of were diabetes or kidney problems - also both common in older cats. I hopehope you manage to get her sorted out smile

SevenOfNineTrue Wed 17-Feb-16 16:25:32

My boy had kidney and liver issues for years and lived to be 16. Best to keep an eye on her and, if things don't improve in 24 hours from the time you saw the vet, go back to the vets.

Good luck flowers

iknowimcoming Wed 17-Feb-16 21:30:42

Thanks all, she is quite subdued today but otherwise ok, not eaten much which is not like her at all, but is currently stretched out in front of the fire. I'll see how she goes tomorrow and if no improvement I'll book her in for the sedation and tests on Friday as don't want to leave it till Monday as I'll only worry all weekend!

iknowimcoming Sat 20-Feb-16 21:00:34

Update! She's loads better and back to her normal irritating self! Phew! Thanks everyone, and I will keep an eye on the water consumption.

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