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She was just diagnosed with renal failure and won't eat,

Customer Question

She was just diagnosed with renal failure and won't eat
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Crazybaby
JA: How old is Crazybaby?
Customer: 13
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Crazybaby?
Customer: Chronic UTI condition I am giving her SQ fluids until I see the vet tomorrow. I also put her in the renal diet from Royal canine
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 11 months ago.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 11 months ago.


Is she currently on any antibiotics for the UTI?

Is she on any particular food from the vet?
How many days so far without eating at least a 1/2 size meal?

Dr. Andy

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
She is on the renal diet from royal canin. She received an antibiotic shot
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Been since Thursday since she had had a full meal
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I am giving her SQ fluids
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 11 months ago.

Antibiotic shot would typically be Convenia that lasts 14 days. But, awkward to get BOTH a antibiotic shot and clavamox. Shot may have been something else, but doesn't matter.

As long as plan to start tackling UTI has started and clavamox is good antibiotic.

Now, not eating could be due to the antibiotic itself, or perhaps, the kidney values have gotten high enough that the urea level in the body is causing stomach problems.

To help out some, you can start giving some Pepcid A.C. antacid. Get the 10mg regular strength tablets and give 1/4 tablet every 12 hours until you consult your vet.

Also, ask the vet about starting some Mirtazapine. It is a medication commonly used by vets every 48 to 72 hours in cats to try and stimulate the appetite.

Hope that information helps!

Dr. Andy

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
it was covenant. I will give some Pepcid and call about the other pil. Tomorrow. The onset was just so quick, caught me off guard.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Sorry covenia.
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 11 months ago.


Not sure why both were done, but certainly good coverage to tackle the UTI.

Yep, start Pepcid now and consult vet ASAP.

Hope my responses have been satisfactory.

Dr. Andy