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Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? Does Bammy seem to be losing weight at all? Any vomiting?
Okay thanks for the additional information. What type of medications has he received so far besides the Sub-Q fluids? With Bammy being an older cat I would be concerned about a number of issues such as kidney disease, overactive thyroid, or diabetes. Since he is difficult to get blood from, I would ask your veterinarian about a sedative if they think it is safe. I have used a medication called Gabapentin and it seems to help some with cats that are not cooperative.
Okay thanks for the additional information. Did the cerenia seem to help with the vomiting? I wouldn't recommend tying his paws. That may make things worse. Gabapentin seems to be relatively safe in most cats if only used ocassionally. It is definitely safer then using a injectable sedative which may be an issue with an older cat
If he is not eating because he is nauseous it may help. I would try it tonight and see what happens. If he continues to vomit then I would be concerned. Also any additional diagnostics that you may consider would be an abdominal x-ray as well
With how long this has been going on , I think all of those are important to hopefully pinpoint what is going on with Bammy.
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Thanks Dr. Alleyne
You as well