Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Includes Expert Content
    bitsiesmom posted:
    mY CAT IS 7 YEARS OLD. sHE RECENTLY INJURED HER tail, we took her to the vet, and she gave us some pain pills, and she seemed fine. About 10/14 we came home to find our that our other cat had died. Now Bitsie, the cat who injured her tail, is sick. She isn't eating, and is drinking slightly, and is keeping to herself. The doctor thinks that she may hav injured her tail more seriously, and wants to amputate it. She performed some routing bloodwork, and found that her liver enzimes were elevated(1500) I don't know what to do, my financial resourses are limited.
    Ernie Ward, DVM responded:
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

    I believe it is VERY important to investigate the liver elevations in your cat. Many diseases, including contagious disease, can cause liver enzyme elevations and exposure to toxic substances and trauma must also be considered.
    Talk with your vet, tell them your budget and I'
    m certain they'll work with you to help your kitty.

    All my best, Dr. Ernie

    Helpful Tips

    Helping Hospice Patients Keep Their PetsExpert
    Pets are an extremely important part of our lives. And this is especially true when we are at the end of our days. What could be more ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    35 of 47 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    Learn more about the AVMA

    WebMD Special Sections