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Re: 12 - 14 yr old cat with weight issues

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  • carols
    Hi, just got back from the vet. She removed 72 mill of fluid from Candy, said the fluid look like heart failure and gave her a shot of lasix. She may have
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      Hi, just got back from the vet. She removed 72 mill of fluid from Candy, said the fluid look like heart failure and gave her a shot of lasix. She may have fluid around the heart and wants to do an ultrasound if see if there is fluid there and if there is the doctor will remove it. Vet also gave me 14 lasix tablets to give 2 times a day. Since the ultrasound is $315, my husband was wondering if we could try the lasix for 2 weeks and see how she is doing. I', waiting for the vet to return the call. I also asked for a script for more lasix as she charged me $9 for 14 pills and the pharmacy says 30 pills for $10. I hope that is a reasonable request. Between the visit, xray, fluid removal, pills and a can of a/d, I had a bill of $284. The ultrasound will be $315 and if there is fluid, $110 to remove. Don't know what to do. Any suggestions? Guess I have to do the ultrasound, to see if maybe more meds should be added. She ate some senior food when we got home, but did not eat 3 treats I put out.
      Thanks so much in adavance, Carol

      --- In CatVet@yahoogroups.com, "carols" <scottsdalekidd@...> wrote:
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      > Hi all,Candyisat the vet now.the X-ray showed fluid nada tumor in the chest cavity, also lumpy kidneys. The vet gave her a shot of LASIK and is going to drainthefluid. Please excuse my typing,I a kinda nervous. Will write more after I pick her up this afternoon. Hugs, carol.
      > --- In CatVet@yahoogroups.com, "carols" <scottsdalekidd@> wrote:
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      > > Hi Janet, my cat is 14 and also losing weight. Did your cat breathe heavily? Sometimes I see my cat, 11 lbs, breathing heavy, sometimes not. She is acting fine, eating, sleeping and pooping. I am going to go to the vet this week. Any ideas or comments? Thansk, Carol
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      > > --- In CatVet@yahoogroups.com, Janet <ratmama-ratyiayia@> wrote:
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      > > > Hello All,
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      > > > My cat is anywhere from 12 to 14 yrs old (a rescue - just guessing at his age), neutered, tuxedo male. When I adopted him 11 yrs ago, he was 12 pounds. He went up to 16 lbs and then slowly went back down to 12 pounds. He then made a dramatic drop to 9 pounds and I took him to the Vet. They did a blood test and urinalysis and everything came up normal. That was about two years ago. I started feeding him three times a day as much as he wanted. He went back up to 10 pounds. At this year's yearly exam at the Vet's - he's back down to 9.5 lbs. Again, all blood test results and urinalysis show he's normal. Now the advice is to feed him high calorie i.e. kitten food. (All food, dry and wet, is grain free) I have 4 cats in total but feed them in diffrerent places so there's no food aggresion or stealing of food.
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      > > > His behavior is normal, what I see of his going to the bathroom - that's not changed, visually he looks fine as in coat, eyes, teeth - etc.
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      > > > After two weeks on this new diet, he's LOST weight ! I'm going nuts here - I want him to gain some weight and it's not happening. I also want to know why he's losing weight. I'm wondering if I need to go to a cat specialist ?
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      > > > Any advice would be welcome.
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      > > > Take Care, Janet Baker
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