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Fred had diebetes and heart failure. I lost him last June 5 days before his 13th birthday
He was eating well too and suddenly lost a lot of weight

Il ask vets to check for diebetes thyroid liver kidney s soon as I get appointment
 
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Bruce ate 3 pates this morning
Purrs a lot seems OK apart from thin he's alert using tray ok
 
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Vets receptionist just rang me
The only appointment they have for bruce is next Friday at noon
 
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Doubt they l get a cancellation

He's eating up. He's not dehydrated he drinks plus I. Add water to his food
 
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Just got in from the vets with Bruce

They tried and failed to get blood from him. He got too distressed and laboured breathing
Lost lots more weight dispite eating 6 meals a day
They think he must have a underlying condition in addition to his cat flue
Could be anything. Cancer thyroid. Organ failure
Wont know as unable to get blood
They shaved his neck

He aslo has sinus and a chest infection
Been given sinoloux antibiotics 14 days 2 a day
And bysodyl powder
If he doesn't implove or loses more weight I'm. To brjng him. Back for euthanasia
 

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I agree that there must be something else going on. It might even be beside the point if they got the blood or not if he is continuing to be so ill and thin. Confirming something serious like cancer does not mean that you could or would even treat it if he is doing so poorly.
 
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I'm heartbroken, he follow s me everywhere and sleep s in the bed with me
Wish I could save him
 
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I can ask
I wish they had gotten a blood sample, if it's thyroid it can be treated

All. They gave me was antibiotics

Bruce takes so long to feed
 

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I definitely agree that asking for gabapentin might be a big help. They should not require that you bring him back in since they just saw him.
 
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They never offered me any
He seems a bit brighter today
 

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It takes a while for antibiotice to kick in. My cats were always getting upper respiratory infections until I started them on DMG, an immune system supplement. They are doing much better. you could mix a half dropper in with his food. twice a day at first then once a day. I get it online at Walmart, Target, and Amazon.
 
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What is dmg

Would a stimulant or food high in calories help
Any suggestions
 
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No. All he's on is half a pred steroid once a day
I feed him in a towel
Is it any good
He's fed grain free cat food, scrumbles hi life lily's kitchen
 
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Will it even help
As his weight loss continues I don't know what to do
 
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