Pining? Please help.
We had a 10 month adopted kitten. She passed away end of Oct from chlorangiohepatitis. Our one female cat was very attached and used to care for the sick kitten like a mommy. After the kitten died our female cat was ok for about a week and half. But since then its a major battle to get her to eat. She growls and slinks away. She is not eating much. But everything else about her seems normal. But im starting to worry. Is she pining? How can I help her? How long can they pine? I dont have money for a vet or fancy foods at the moment.
on Dec 10th 2013
in Health & Wellness
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The infection is bacterial and your cat may have caught it. Since you are financially spent, if that's what it is she will eventually die since the chances of getting well are slim and VERY expensive anyway. If she's just depressed, you can get her another kitten, but you won't know for sure unless you took her in to be seen... these kinds of situations are what credit is for. Can anyone in your family help you out??
Bezalel Tiger answered on 12/10/13. Helpful? / 0
Actually, chlorangiohepatitis is NOT a bacteria, it is the name used to describe the conditions within the liver caused by ANY bacteria which ascends into the liver from the intestines or other body organs.
As such, it is not contagious. Although other cats in the home may come down with the same original bacteria, it will not necessarily lead to chlorangiohepatitis developing, it is unknown what condition or conditions actually cause it to develop.
That said, the first thing you need to do is take your older cat for an exam as she could likely be suffering from the same bacterial infection and prompt treatment with antibiotics WILL prevent it from developing into chlorangiohepatitis. It will be MUCH LESS expensive to treat it now than if it does develop into something more serious.
In most cases, prompt diagnosis and appropriate therapy leads to a successful outcome even if she does develp chlorangiohepatitis.
Smokey, in Memory answered on 12/12/13. Helpful? / 0