Cat Health Questions? Ask a Cat Vet for Answers ASAP.
Hi- sorry to hear your kitty is vomiting and losing weight, now diarrhea. Is he eating okay?
he eats but he doesn't keep it in
Poor kitty. How long has this been going on? Any food changes when this started?
I noticed it for the past two weeks. No I have not changed his food. I also noticed that he has ben drinking alot of water so Im concern that he might be having kidney problems I had a cat that died of old age and the sympomst look the same
Kidney problems are possible. At his age I think about an overactive thyroid, too. These kitties are usually eating more, drinking more and losing weight. Sometimes vomiting and having diarrhea.
It is a very manageable condition, and a possibility.
how can i help my poor cat?
Given what you are describing and Cairo's age, my first suggestion would be to have a blood panel (including a thyroid level) and urinalysis performed. It will evaluate his kidneys and thyroid, and is a starting point.
so is there I cna give him before I can take him to the veterinary
Also, his veterinarian can feel his abdomen for any changes which may indicate something else (like a mass).
is there something that I can give him until I make it to the veterinary
Well, without knowing what is going on it's tough to answer. If it's his thyoid, nothing you do at home will help.
For other causes, it depends. For kidney disease there are special diets, but not what I would recommend if his primary problem is something like inflammation of his gut - for that, you would want to feed him bland food.
o.k. thank you.
One safe medication is pepcid = famotidine. Cat dose is usually 2.5 mgs orally .one to 2 times daily.
I will make an appointment with his vet.
Sounds like a good plan. Good luck with Cairo.