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cat not feeling well
mik50 posted:
my cat went into kidney failure in May 2012. since then she has been on amphgel and I do sub q fliuds every night. She has been doing well up to a couple of days ago. she started acting like she wasnt feeling good. just out there. when I picked her up to take her to the vet she was laying in her pee. Took her to the vet. Thinking that she her kidneys were shutting down. Had the test done and it said her kidneys were in the normal range 2.3. two weeeks ago it was 3. Month proir to that 3.8. She was given a shot of B12 and some antibiotics. has a slight fever and infection according to her blood count. Yesterday she ate alittle and drank a little. But is just laying around. the vet cant seem to tell me anything. She is 19. She was doing so well just a few days ago. How long does it take antibiotics to work? I am not sure what else to do for her.
Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP responded:
Unless your veterinarian said otherwise, it doesn't sound like her kidneys are the main problem. An elevated white blood count indicates some type of severe inflammation. While an infection is one cause, there are many others. If she's not improving by now, your veterinarian should take another look at her. Further diagnostics may be indicated and, at 19 years old, she can't wait much longer. You might also ask your veterinarian for a referral to a board-certified feline specialist or internal medicine specialist if there's one in your area. You've done an amazing job with her so far!

Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP
The Cat Doctor
Board Certified in Feline Practice


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