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Hei is 13 and has kidney failure. He has been getting fluids…

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Hei is 13 and...

Hei is 13 and has kidney failure. He has been getting fluids every other day and this week every day. Noe he has completely stopped eating and drinking. what can I give him t make him eat and drink water. He is getting so weak.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the cat's name?

Blackie

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I don't know.

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Cat Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Cat Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

What medications is he on besides the fluids? Have you tried giving him a prescription appetite stimulant?

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Cat Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

You can not get him to eat but an appetite stimulant may help. You may be able to get one from the vet tomorrow if they are open. Put a few drops of karo syrup or honey in his mouth 3-4 times a day just to help keep his blood sugar up. Buy some nutrical paste from the vet or at petsmart and give him a tablespoon of that with a syringe twice a day. That is high in calories and nutrients.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Cat Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

If he is not on a stomach acid reducer that may help as well. The kidney failure causes an excess of stomach acid. Try 1/4 of a 10 mg Pepcid Ac tablet crushed and mixed with water given in a syringe with water or low sodium broth.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Cat Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

If you are giving fluids every day that may be enough hydration and he may not need to drink. See if his gums feel moist. If they do, he is probably hydrated. You can also give him water or children's pedialyte drink with a syringe or eye dropper.

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