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Worried Kitty Owner
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From:Sacramento, CA, USA
Registered: Sep 2003

posted 09-28-2003 12:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Worried Kitty Owner     Edit/Delete Message
My female 12 year old cat refuses to eat. Now she refuses to drink. She was 15 pounds, now weighs around 9 pounds. We took her to the vet and they did several x-rays, took numerous blood tests, did an ultrasound of her heart, gave her Lasix for fluid in her heart (which turns out was actually in her lungs), then gave her antibiotics and steroids, then gave her insulin injections for diabetes, put her on an iv w/ vitamins and fluids, then another time put fluids in her another way. Over a $1000 dollars and a month later, she is still not eating. She walks a couple steps then lays down. She still greets my son when he comes home from school. I couldn't stand to bring her to the vet any more to be tortured since she still won't eat. She's gone from eating hard crunch food all her life to soft food, then baby food, then organic kitty health food, to me forcing her to eat via a syringe of baby food w/ kitty health herbs, to refusing to swallow anything I tried to force down her throat. I am now no longer forcing her. I carry water to her and continue to try to entice her (w/ words and pets) to eat, but that's it. When she finally licks maybe twice some water, then she stops. Any suggestions?

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From:NY, USA
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posted 09-28-2003 01:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
Im so sorry to hear about your kitty.
I dont really have any advice but there were a few people here that had to force feed their cats and I think eventually they were able to get them to eat on their own...hopefully, they are still around and can give you some advice.

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posted 09-28-2003 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for charmedagain     Edit/Delete Message
i know this is going to sound sill but try and use a syriinge or eye dropper to give her water as she will start to dehydrate you can also use the same technique to give her soft foods like liquidized tuna or use baby food till she starts to eat on her own aslong as you get some water and food into her body she should pick back up. you will have to either be persistant with her or its back to the vets, force feeding is sometimes the only way to get food into there bodies i know its hard i had to do the same with one of my dogs and it upset me alot but my persistance paid off it took about 2 weeks and she soon started eating it was only a little food a day but now she is back to eating huge hearty meals.. all the treatment your cat has had may have upset her little body and she has had enough but she will come round to your way of thinking keep us posted of her progress

good luck

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