Sep 30, 2017
Fractious cat. Complaint of vomiting for one week.
"Blood test is necessary," I said to the owner.
"But the cat claws anyone near him, " my assistant lamented.
"So no blood collection can be done? Just treat and sent home?"
"You need to sedate the cat inside the carrier," I explained.
"Tilt the carrier and injection into the back side muscles."
So, we got a diagnosis based on evidence from the blood test of kidney failure. X-rays also showed small kidney stones.
Antibiotics given. The cat recovered one week when I phoned. The owner did not take up the advice of k/d diet. She feeds dry Purina Proplan for healthy kidneys as recommended by another vet earlier.
Reducing the cat's weight is advised.