My male cat Javier is 10 mos old. I noticed he was loosing some weight 4 days ago an crook him immediately in.. He was Jaundice so blood work was done and hydration intravainisly. He was prescribed clavamox. The blood work came back regular T blood cells and red blood cells normal. He got weaker took him back in the next day for more fluids cause he wont eat or drink, and another blood test (PCV) non anemic at this time... Lower white blood cells though... Got weaker today a day later.. He was still on clavamox... Took him back in today 4 days later from first trip another PCV and a PreOp/CBC test and anemic at this point still Jaundice.. Prescribed Prednisolone and Doxycycline but blood work came back non liver related Tblood cells normal... Soo now he's off clavamox and lower doses of PRE. And DOX... So hard to see him so weak. Where do I go from here. Been force feeding with eye dropper and Pedisure tonight every 10-15 mins to try and get him hydrated to eat?
Pet's Gender: Male
Pet's Age: <1
Name of Cat: Javier
3 vet visits, fluids intravainisly, 3 blood tests clavamox, Prednisolone
Hello,I am sorry to hear Javier is having some trouble. I would love to help I just have a few questions so I can better assist you. Please understand I try to ask all relevant questions at one time, however your reply may prompt a few more. Since I am unable to see your pet I must rely on information.Were there any abnormalities in the blood work?Does he go outside?Was he tested for the following things* Feline Leukemia and Aids* Hemobartonellosis* HeartwormsHas an ultrasound been done of the abdomen?Any chance he got in to any medication or other toxic substances?CandyR41089.3507881944
Abnormalities the second blood test White blood count was lower and was Anemic his third visit... He is strictly indoor does go outside on our patio . Is neutered and Boosters for Fvrcpc.. Lipidoses was ruled out by the vet he said his liver is good.. No X rays or admonal check yet
Thank you for the additional information .Destruction of the red blood cells can cause jaundice as well as several other problems not related to the liver.Since he seems to be declining some additional blood tests need to be done asap.This I would recommend asking the vet about testing for are ( just click on the name and it will take you to additional information).* Hemobartonellosis- This is a blood parasite * Feline Leukemia and Aids* IMHA (Immune mediated hemolytic anemia)- This is an immune mediated disorder that destroys the red blood cells.Please review the following for more information on casues of jaundiceAn ultrasound also need to be done to look for inflammation or other problems with the gall bladder Click here tumors or bleeding in the abdomen. Click here At this point it may be best to get him in to see a internal medicine specialist who will have more advanced knowledge and training on what may be going on here. The Pedisure is fine for now but I would get a liquid diet designed for cats such as CatSure which is available at most pet stores. You also want to be very careful force feeding if he is too weak so he does not aspirate the liquid into the lungs.I would give your vet a call first thing in the morning and asking about testing for the things i mentioned above and asking for a referral for an ultrasound.Please keep me posted and let me know how he is doing. Please reply back if you have additional questionsWe are testing a new rating system is you have any problem with it please let me know. If you need additional information or clarification an anything please hit the Reply button and I will be happy to continue helping. If your questions have been answered please rate my answer to end our conversation. If you rate a 1 or 2 I will not be compensated for my time. If your intention is to press "I expected more" or " Helped A little" please STOP and reply back to me so I can try to assist you further.Candy