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My cat Rascal has been ill for 2 weeks. Not eating or

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My cat Rascal has been ill for 2 weeks. Not eating or drinking. Went to vet and has High bilirubin and high WBC. Calcium, sodium and chloride are low. Temp. of 103-104 getting no better even with antibotics. Now jaundiced. Did xray and found fluids around lungs and chest. Can't even see heart. He is nothing but skin and bones. They say I can take him the pet hospital and they will iv him and run more tests. I am trying to figure out if I will just end up having my cat afraid and alone there with painful treatment that won't work. Trying to decide if enough is enough for him

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He is now very under weight

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Cat Veterinarian replied 9 months ago
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Hello. My name is***** and I am a veterinarian that can answer your question. I understand Rascal has not been eating or drinking well. It sounds like the liver is diseased and there is evidence of a possible systemic inflammatory response. It would definitely be recommended to have Rascal treated with antibiotics, IV fluids, and liver support, as well as further diagnostics like an ultrasound of the abdomen.

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Cat Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Cat Veterinarian replied 9 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Cat Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
Hi Barb,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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