|Purred: Thu Mar 12, '09 2:47pm PST |
|My cat is 12 years old and was spayed long ago. She has been gaining weight rapidly for the past couple of years. She has been on medication after ingesting pigeon droppings but had been fine for 4 years afterward. Unfortunately though she has been obsessed with food for a number of years now...asking for food all day long, even if she just ate. About 6 months ago she started having diarrhea and for the past 3 months I have noticed that she has pain and discomfort when/ and after she goes to the washroom. She makes noises in her litter box which makes me think there is an intestinal issue with her. After she does go to do her business, she most often has problems sitting down because I think she feels uncomfortable; I think her stomach is irritated. I have to give her weekly baths because she is overweight (20 pounds) and is unable to groom herself. She does not usually drink a lot of water, but lately I've been noticing her drinking more water. I have a huge concern because today when I came home, I was scared by my cat's loud crying and wailing. Her cries sounded like she was in a lot of pain. She continued crying for about 5-10 minutes and switched positions abruptly, as if she could not get any relief from her stomach pain. I know it is stomach pain because when she was lying on her side, her stomach was pulsating and moving around, like something was jerking inside her stomach.
Please help. I went to the vet today, who assumed it was hypo thyroid or a liver disorder (but something that is definately internal). He said he could not do anything until he took a blood sample. But my cat was very hostile and was under a lot of stress so I have to go tomorrow morning and they have to sedate her to get the blood sample. If you have any information for me, that would be very helpful. My cat is so precious to me and if she is in any more pain, I couldn't bear it.
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