My new kitty cat

  1. I don't know how many of you remeber how excited I was to get a cat. I posted a thread titled "Adopting a cat from the shelter." Anyhow I did get Amos, I had him for three days. The day after I got him, he started to show signs of a URI. SO, being the good dad, I took him to the vet. We got meds, but Amos showed no improvement. In addition to this he hadn't eaten or drank in three days. With this in mind I took him back to the vet. He's been in the hospital since then. The vet just called me and told me that although his infection is gone, he still won't eat. She said it does'nt look promising for him. I'm supposed to pick him up on Monday. Does anyone know why he won't eat. He's down to six lbs. and he's only 1yr 9months old. The vet couldn't say just yet. Thanks a bunch.....Mike
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  3. by   delirium
    Aww, I'm so sorry to hear this. I assume the vet has run the regular tests for feline leukemia and the feline AIDS virus? Sometimes these can cause a cat, particularly a kitten, not to eat... it culminates in the feline form of wasting syndrome. Its actually really sad and I hope that's not the case with your kitten.

    When you adopted the kitten, had he been vaccinated or neutered? Does he have any type of health guarantee?

    I don't have any answers for you, but I'll pray for Amos's health. I hope he grows up to be a strong, lively, adorable cat.
  4. by   cwazycwissyRN
    Sorry,, no real knowledge on subject.....hopefully just has to regain the desire to eat Hope someone has a answer for you.
  5. by   sunnygirl272
    Awww....man...that farging blows!!!!
  6. by   tabbeycatt
    so sorry to hear about your lil' kitty. Sounds like feline leukemia but I'm sure your vet has done that test already. I hope he gets better soon.
  7. by   Lausana
    Wonder why the shelter would give you a sick cat? Hope all turns out well and he pulls out of it :kiss
  8. by   researchrabbit
    OH NO!! You had to wait all that time and the poor dear is sick? I hope she gets better soon. Poor baby. Let us know how he does.
  9. by   Ortho_RN
    Has the vet mentioned Feline Panleukopenia.. also known as Feline Dystemper... Is he vomiting or anything else??
  10. by   MIKEY LIKES
    He had a good appetite when I brought him home. I saw him wolf down food in the weeks leading up to the adoption. The only test they haven't run is the AIDS one. But I doubt it's that. They did say that he has taken in over a liter of fluid. He was dehydrated when I took him in. He has no vomiting or runny stools.

    I just don't want him to die. I haven't even gotten to know him yet. This isn't the way it was supposed to be.
  11. by   Rustyhammer
    This is what I was talking about!
    As soon as you spend money on a cat, they are on deaths door.
    I only buy cat food. No other bucks on a cat.
    Now if this cat doesn't make it, Mikey, what is your expense going to be?
    And there is really no need to buy a cat from the pound. There are cats a plenty everywhere for free.
    -Russell
  12. by   MIKEY LIKES
    Rusty,

    A lOT!
  13. by   2banurse
    I know this may sound crazy, but if he had been doing alright with eating other than the UTI when he was with you, maybe it is the trauma of being in the animal hospital. Adopting an older cat (not a kitten) they are bound to have some memories of their earlier life. If it was me, I would bring the little guy home and nurse him myself. I mean, is this really so different than when some people go into the hospital and actually decompensate? Get him checked out for the feline AIDS, but if everything else turns out okay, bring him home.

    Kris
  14. by   tiger
    so sorry to hear about your kitty. don't know what it could be. you and amos will be in my thoughts.

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