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My cat is having issues please HELP!!!!

Ok it's the middle of the night and I am really scared for my little cat.

This weekend the cat has had some awful issues,

Nose is filled up with snot, breath stinks aweful, losing weight quickly, and is very weak and is crying to me.

I am taking to the vet in the AM but what should I expect? I don't want him to die tonight, he is a great family pet and friend.

He is very loved, just money is tight.

Thanks for all the advice and help. :)

Godbless.
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Sorry none of us could get to you sooner. How's kitty? What did the vet tell you. Please keep us posted.
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Well I took him in today,

they ran a test on him that covered Leukemia and few other things, they came back negative.

He offered me a couple more options, if I did not have much money I could put him down or we could go with medicine/anti-biotics for 14 days and see the progression, this is to clear up his nose and upper respetory system. because he believes the issue maybe there.

and we shall see what happens after 14 days and after that there is another test for $115 dollars, I spent $150 today I don't know if I can afford it I am basically crying here I am sorry lol.

I just love my pal (stanley) so much and it's very difficult seeing such a loving/playful cat in pain, I pray to god that he heals my little friend and he can live a normal live, I mean I don't want him to die on me.

We got him from a farm and the vet says maybe a wild virus cats can get, but he looks sad. I can't spend every moment with him but give him lots of attention when I can, I have to force feed him how do I do that? just stick the hard cat food in his mouth and he swallows? and what about water.

Keep him in your prayers he is a great friend.

Godbless.

He had a runny nose and snezzing since we got him, we figured it would go away but it got worse this weekend, he is healed I pray he is healed I know he is.

I will see what the meds do.

Thanks for your time.

His symtoms (symptoms) were:
Bad breath
Runny nose
Dizzy
losing weight
Crying
Clogged up nose
breathing issues.
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So the kitty has an URI, right? Upper respiratory infection? Because of it, thousands, if not millions of cats are put to sleep in shelters every week. It does require antibiotics, tests, care and patience but it can be treated. I will pray for your little guy. I'm sure a lot of people here will also simpathise as many of us have had these cases with our pets.

As far as money, I really don't know what to tell you. You can try a different vet, one who will offer low cost care or one who offers payment plans so you pay little by little. Ultimately, and I feel guilty for saying this, you can also pay with a credit card if you can't find a vet who offers to help with your financial situation. At least credit cards have monthly payment plans instead of you having to pay it all right there and then. I hate giving you this advice, really I do, but it's an alternative if you so much want to save your little one.

You can try force feeding him with a syringe and a liquid diet. Go to the market and get some kitten milk formula. Kitten milk has all your cat needs, including fat, protein, vitamins and minerals. If your cat is leukemia negative then his chances of surviving with the kitten milk are much higher. When my cat was on antibiotics and pain killers I would use a dropper to give him liquid medicine, and wrap hard pills in cream cheese. I guess you can try things like tuna (he may want to drink the water only but at least he is hydrating himself). Good Luck

Please let me know how he is doing.
Hugs!
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Thanks for offering your attention in this situation, I am feeding him wet cat food like tuna like.

He is looking really weak and he is not standing on his own, I am not sure what to do at this point we are going to start him on anti-biotics. and I hope that he does not die.

we are giving him water out of a small cup through the side of his mouth, he is spitting up the food, so my aunt said put on the back of his tongue and close his mouth. that helped abit, thanks for offering your assistance.

Have a good night.
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Hi, Pretty Kitty is right, the cat needs liquid force fed to him, but you need to get a syringe to do it, and do a little bit at a time.  If you do a bunch at a time, there's a chance that your cat will choke.  And, please don't force feed him anything solid-stay with liquid, chicken broth, baby food.  You can get a syringe in the drug store.

The upper resp. infection is very very common-a lot of us on this forum have gone through this TOOOO many times to count.  This is a very treatable condition.  Just keep kitty well-hydrated with liquids(ONLY-important).  I'd get some liquid in the syringe, fill it up and give the whole thing, but in little squirts at a time.  That'll keep kitty well-hydrated and keep his nutrition up so he'll be strong enough to fight this.  I would personally, if it were my own cat-I'd give him the syringe once every hour.  He could be acting badly right now because he's dehydrated.  I have seen this many times.  I've seen them perk up after getting some fluids.

Give it a couple of days on antibiotics and do the liquids once an hour, and I bet you'll see a huge difference.

Please, keep us updated!!  You've got my prayers, too!!!

PS-I can't EVEN believe that vet was willing to put your cat down over something so treatable-what a jerk!!!!!  My vets wouldn't have done it-in fact, they've treated animals and found them new homes-my mom's got one of them!!!
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"PS-I can't EVEN believe that vet was willing to put your cat down over something so treatable-what a jerk!!!!!  My vets wouldn't have done it-in fact, they've treated animals and found them new homes-my mom's got one of them!!!"

Staci.....you could not have said it better!!!!
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My cat ended up passing away,

I forced fed it and gave it the meds and he passed away, I hope it's not because he was just not eating.

I am now starting to blame my own dang self, this is hard I cannot get over this I Loved him sooooooo much :(

I took him to the vet and he said force feed him, I did it and gave the meds and he just died.

I don't know if I will ever recover from his death I am depressed and sad, day after day should I see a doctor you know what kind I mean.

I am just blaming himself, I tried so much.

I stayed with him all night,

His family loved him sooooooo much but I checked all around no one offered anything payment plans or anything just cash or CC and I don't have CC I spend all I had :(

he died in my mothers arms, we all told him we loved him and he has been a great friend and I will see him again some day.

Thanks for all the support.
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I am soo sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers.  I know you're hurting now, but, I promise that your pain will ease with a little time!
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I'm sorry, too. I hope you feel better by night fall. I lost my beloved dogs all three at the same time... so I know how you feel. I also lost one of the sweetest cats I've had, and her death was cruel. I still cry for them and it's been 8 years, but life goes on, and I'm sure you'll be surrounded by many more kitties to fill your heart with happiness. Your cat is now pain free. Just think his suffering has ended. Give yourself time to heal, and you'll see how the pain weakens after a while.
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I lost my little baby yesterday. We realized we hadn't seen her since the morning and went looking for her. She was an all indoor cat so we thought she got out somehow and looked all over for her. We finally found her in the back bedroom looking like she had just gone to sleep. What a shock. She was only 4 years old and had shown no signs of illness. I lost a pet rabbit a few years ago (classroom pet) that was a horrifying experience. My students were broken hearted, but we helped each other. There is a book called "The Tenth Good Thing About Barney" by Judith Viorst that is a helpful story especially for young people.

Hang in there and remember the things you liked the most about Stanley.
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Thanks for all being so supportive, this is a great place. And I really appreciate all the help from everyone.

We buried him at our grandparents house, he was a great friend (Stanley) and a great member of the family (Stanley) I know life just does not end for cats either. God has a purpose and a place for everyone and everything.

I always think of him, and to all that have loss pets close to them I am sorry to hear and I hope you all remember them as much as I remember Stanley.

Thanks so much and Godbless.:)
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