|Purred: Thu Aug 2, '12 10:40pm PST |
|A few months ago, Twitch had started peeing on furniture. We took him to the vet and they did a urinalysis and gave him a clean bill of health, so we figured it was just behavioral. He's since stopped doing that, but the past few days he's been acting kind of weird. Today he wouldn't follow me into the bathroom like he always does and I got worried and picked him up and realized that he's REALLY skinny.
I feel horrible for not noticing this sooner. I can feel all the bones in his spine and he's just so light. He's been lethargic the past few days, and it seems to be getting worse, but when I put food down he eats it. I did notice the other day that his feces were really dry and he seemed a bit constipated so started giving them wet food.
He seems to be drinking fine as well, but mother caught him drinking out of a litter box soaking with pine sol yesterday. There's always water down for them and they drink out of the toilet, so I have no idea why he drank out of that The box was emptied and we put down a bowl of water in the tub where it was and he's been drinking out of that now.
I'm worried because when Tequila got sick, she started spending a lot of time in the bathtub, and now that's what he's doing. He's only eight years old. He's too young to be so sick.
I'm going to take him to the vet most likely on Tuesday. I can't do it any sooner; I get paid tomorrow and I can't afford to miss work. But what do I ask? What sort of tests will they want to do? I'm so terrified they're going to say we neglected him or something because I didn't notice sooner, or that he's got something horrible and incurable. I don't want to lose another kitty.
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