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Older cat losing weight

Older cat losing weight

Older cat losing weight: Can it be kidney disease?

My 5 year old male cat is losing weight rapidly and has been vomiting a little, sometimes a lot. He has had blood work done and the vet is still wting for the results. He hasn't had a dental appointment in a year or more so he is in a lot of pn. He has not shown any interest in his food, water or litter box.

The vet has mentioned some kidney disease but can't seem to pin it down to anything specific. She sd it could be from a virus or cancer, which it could be, but she also sd it could be from something much more serious.

She mentioned that sometimes kidney disease is not diagnosed until the cat has already died. I just don't know what to do to help my kitty.

If he is not having an appetite for more than 3 days it is worth mentioning to the vet. Also if his kitty litter has not been used for more than 3 days.

I'm also thinking that maybe he's having some sort of stomach bug and it's not letting up. He has eaten small amounts of food since it's been going on for at least 3 days, but it's not like he's eaten the whole bag.

I'm a bit nervous that the cat's condition is more serious than the vet is letting on.

I'm not sure what you're doing at home to help. He does seem to be losing weight rapidly.

I'm worried about his toothless condition. I know we are supposed to feed him only once a day, but he doesn't like that. He normally gets his breakfast at night.

My sister suggested getting him to a boarding kitty shelter. But what if they don't have kitty food that he likes?

Would I be taking the risk of introducing him to something that could make him sicker?

I'm thinking the vet doesn't want to scare me so she hasn't sd it's kidney disease, but if I can't get him to eat more than a few bites of food a day and he has lost a lot of weight then I think I will have to accept that it could be kidney disease.

So is there any home remedies that you can suggest to help me through this?

He is so weak, so I want to help him get stronger before we do anything else.

It's been 6 days since I got the results of his blood work. It's a few days late, but that's understandable I guess.

So he's been under the weather for the last few days, throwing up most of the time. He seems okay eating dry kibble now and then, but I haven't given him any wet food or water because of the blood work results. I'm not really sure what they mean by an elevated BUN level, but I don't want to give him anything with high sodium in it since he had an elevated creatinine level in the first test. I read the BUN and creatinine test together and they are very similar, so I just put him on a low salt diet to help him along.

My sister sd we might need to try and find a board-and-care kitty shelter for him so that we don't have to feed him at home.

The vet told me that I should start him on some water pills to help with the vomiting. She sd I could give him some of those over the counter things, but I've only seen those in the vets office and I'm not sure if they're safe.

The vet sd he could go to the vet if he was still throwing up after 48 hours. My sister told me that the vet sd


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