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Posted: Tuesday 19 April, 2011

by Rosemary at 8:33pm in Cats 1 comment Comments closed

Our little cat, Felix, is unwell. You wouldn't know to look at him - he's been "helping" us outside today and playing with leaves and stuff. However, he had an ear infection about six weeks ago and when I was there, I mentioned to the vet that I thought he was losing weight. Since then, he's been weighed twice and he's dropped from 3.75kg to 3.4kg - not a lot of grammes but a significant percentage of his bodyweight.

So, he's had some blood tests - it's not his thyroid or his liver, but it could be a kidney problem. He's had some tests done on a urine sample and there is excess protein in his urine, although other tests have been fine. He's to go tomorrow to have a sterile urine sample taken by needle from the bladder, to be cultured to see if there is a bacterial infection and, if so, what bacteria are present. He'll then get an antibiotic to clear up any infection.

If that's not conclusive, then he'll have an ultrasound to see if the kidneys are normal with no tumours. Poor wee man - he's such a sweetheart. Still, he's 12 this year- 64 in human years - so we can expect a few issues now, I suppose. Fingers crossed that he's got a few good years left in him yet.

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claire

Thursday 21 April, 2011 at 12:55pm

Daisy sends him some ear licking, she says thats the best cure.....

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