Sunday, October 8, 2017

3153. A 10-year-old male neutered cat has kidney stones - need blood and X-ray evidence

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.

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