Cats And Rapid Weight Loss
The article I will share is a great lesson to learn in observing your cat and their behaviors, patterns and general health.
The lady in the case profiled in the article lead a busy life and had cats that were 10 years old. She noticed that there was more voiding in the litter box than usual, but attributed it to the fact that her cats were getting older and that it came with age.
After a while, the excessive voiding started to bother her and she took her cat to the vet. Right away he was x-rayed and his blood was tested and found that his Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) was elevated and thus the thinking was that he had kidney function issues.
He was dehydrated and was given fluid via IV. It was a difficult and stressful time for both the vet and pet parent.
To read more about what happened click here.
Also, here is an article that talks about kidney failure. I would not follow any of the advice on these articles before speaking to your vet and see what they say is a good plan of action for treating your cat.
One of the take home lessons from this article is that if something seems off with your fur baby, a trip to the vet wouldn’t hurt just to rule out anything nasty such as this.
Posted on August 29, 2012, in Health, Tips, Uncategorized and tagged BUN, cat, cats, cats and kidney failure, cats and rapid weight loss, excessive voiding in cats, kidney failure. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.