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Comment by sk8eycat on September 26, 2014 at 12:05pm

Mindy, call the vet NOW!  (If you haven't already.)  Did she check his mouth, teeth, and throat when you took him in for the exam earlier this week? 

This is sounding seriouser and seriouser.....

Comment by booklover on September 26, 2014 at 9:28am

Thanks Felaine and Chris!  This morning he wouldn't eat his treats.  Dora promptly took care of that for him.  I put him on the bathroom counter for his drink from the faucet, but he only took a few licks.  He doesn't hide or anything though.  He's in the hallway looking around to see what everyone is doing.

Comment by Plinius on September 26, 2014 at 3:29am

Thinking of you and Dale, Mindy

Comment by sk8eycat on September 25, 2014 at 10:07pm

I will be thinking kind thoughts, and hoping it's treatable. 

Comment by booklover on September 25, 2014 at 9:56pm
Thanks Nick. :)
We are doing all we can for Dale, Felaine. He's scheduled for his X-ray and ultrasound. He's not eating, but drinking a little. Our last cat lived to be 19 & 1/2. We've never let our cats outside. Indoor cats live much longer. He doesn't act as if he's in pain or hiding like some animals do when they know they are going to die. He looks around bright- eyed at what's going on. Poor guy. I hope the vet finds out what's wrong and there is a treatment!
Comment by Nick Bottom on September 25, 2014 at 8:55pm

I'm not a cat person, but I am definitely a pet person. I hope Dale is okay and that the vet can come up with a plan. 

My first dog would go out and eat little rocks from my yard, and his teeth were so horribly damaged. The vet took an X-ray one time and found all these little roundish things in his stomach, and when we looked at the X-ray and then at his teeth, we figured out what happened. Fortunately, my current dog does not have that fetish. She did kill a rat in the yard one time, though, but didn't eat it.

Comment by sk8eycat on September 25, 2014 at 8:27pm

IMO you have to do everything you can to help Dale.  13 1/2 is quite young for a cat these days, so you so need to find out what the problem is, IF it can be treated, and go from there.  Find out if he needs a special diet, etc. 

I wish I could afford to give my cats raw meat...I mean, they did NOT evolve in the wild eating kibble.  BUT Pumpkin and Black Beauty both grew up in catteries, and won't even taste raw chicken, they just sniff it and then try to cover it up.  I am NOT going to go out hunting for lizards and rodents for them....

(I used to have a tortie who tried to help with the grocery expenses; she'd go outside, kill a rodent, and leave the body by the kitchen door.  Freaked my sister out, but I just praised her, and told her what a mighty hunter she was.  She seemed to understand.

I don't let my cats go outside at all anymore, too many hungry coyotes roaming around....

Comment by booklover on September 25, 2014 at 2:25pm
Thanks, Ian! Me too!
Comment by Ian Mason on September 25, 2014 at 2:01pm

My sympathies, Mindy. I hope the tests give some clarity. 

Comment by booklover on September 25, 2014 at 1:40pm

Thanks, Joan and Grinning.  :)

Dale is 13 1/2.  He is not eating or drinking much.  He still comes upstairs to butt his forehead against my husband so that my husband will kiss him on the head and scratch him under the chin.  He's a man's cat! lol.  I've never been his favorite, but then I am the one who brushes him, which he hates, and takes him to the vet.  I hope he makes it until Tuesday.  It seems kind of a long time to wait!

 

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