Could you call the vet hospitals around and ask if they have a dialysis machine or know a clinic that does? In Istanbul only a few vet clinics have them but they help immensely for situations like this.
Studies show dry food indeed helps to clean the tartar when chewed. A big kibble could help. Dental treats like Feline Greenies could be better though instead of a normal kibble, just big in size.
Also try toothgels for cats, water additives, and chew toys if you can't brush their teeth especially.
Even with a great immune system at 17 years old, the chances are there are a few things she needs support with and you can't learn what they are and what to do without a vet and some tests. By waiting it's possible things are getting worse and more expensive.
I understand your concerns and I...
You know obesity is a big factor for both kidney stones and UTI. If you haven't already the next time you are at the vet maybe you two can re-evaluate her calorie intake too.
I'm sorry you are both going through this. I hope she feels better soon. 🍀
If it's available where you are, Gourmet Gold which is also from Purina is very similar to Fancy Feast and Pro Plan pate.
And a German brand but, Miamor pate is also quite nice. Hima loves both chicken and trout ones. The picky eaters of the yard love them too.
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Yeah stress alone can do it. My Hima has gingivitis and she gets a dental flare-up after every vet visit. Her worst was after a vet visit too and nothing was done to her teeth/mouth. It's pure stress.
After a procedure things might be sore too, acting like sick. I try to add some...
As far as I'm aware of there isn't a test for hyperesthesia and this behavior in the video can happen with fleas. Possibly due to allergies too. So I would first take care of them and see how it if will fix it. Effective treatment for fleas. And reducing the allergens at home.
OK, the chances are the shelter did apply a spot-on treatment and yours is the next one. Flea treatments are usually effective for a month. Then you need to re-apply. You can go another week or two without applying it with not much risk.
It is advised to take the cat to the vet after adopting...
A video would help (to show to the vet too.) Based on your description, cats sometimes do that when they have fleas too indeed. They bitten by the flea and try to "run away" from it.
I would use an effective flea treatment like Stronghold/Revolution, clean the house for fleas and see how it goes.
Does he always snore or just sometimes? My Hima quietly snores sometimes too but it's totally due to her sleeping position and happens rarely. If he snores every time he sleeps and this has been going on for like over a week, I would call the vet and ask if it prompts a visit. They might have...
Hi there :) Lolly is a cutie. Lovely name too!
I read the whole post. First things first. Her current appetite and seemingly lack of enough hydration is the most troubling thing right now and needs urgent care. Cats can develop fatty liver disease fast from not eating (enough) and that can get...