Not confident in vet maybe someone has seen this in their cat
Acts like she has something caught in her throat, and acts
like she is having difficulty swallowing. She does this usually when purring
heavily but has done it when just
sitting on her own. She only acts like
she is having diffuculty one or two swallows then is fine. She has done this off
and on for several years. No loss in
weight, energy etc.. in all other regards she looks healthy.
Her swallowing issues have become more pronounced with the
look of greater difficulty
Stomach bloat. Her
stomach is firm and distended if she hadn’t been fixed we would have thought
she was pregnant.
We Brought our longertime forever cat to a new vet.
We are worried because we adopted a shelter cat which was
given a good clean bill of health and then neutered by our regular cat vet. Brought the cat home in the evening right
after it had had surgery. The next day
we noticed the new cat sneezing. Sure
enough.. Upper respiratory infection and
fever. Two days later the new cat is on
antibiotics (the vet “couldn’t see him any sooner”). And by day 4 new cat on its way to being
better no fever, most congestion gone.
New cat is now fine, only sneezing every once in a while and running
around enjoying his new forever home.
One of our concerns is that the exposure to the URI might be
exaggerating our other cats throat problems.
We explained to the NEW vet about her throat as stated above.
She is eating and drinking normally. She is having normal excretory functions, no
Stomach is bloated and has occurred in the last couple of
months after our other cat was killed by a local *drunk driver. She was upset at the loss of the other cat
and may have even witnessed it. We
thought she was eating more because the other cat ate huge amounts ( although
not fat) and we thought she was just getting more food now than she used to.
Examines the cat.
Lungs are clear. Hears the cat
x-rays taken. “all good”
No growth in throat all clear
lungs etc all look good.
looks clear clean no signs of anything wrong
fluid build up in the abdomen
problem Gas showing in intestines but Intestine clear of all food
Snap (Feline) neg. all good
GHP/CBC neg. all good
and Fiv/Elisa neg. all good
Vet then starts telling us the coughing and hard swallowing
are possibly due to a soar throat. I
told him the cat has not been coughing.
He continues. The intestines are
full of gas and gives us the reasoning that when what we see as her having
trouble swallowing she is swallowing air and it is getting trapped in her
intestines. She just needs eat more and to exercise to help expel the trapped
gas. (We mentioned that lately she runs
around the house like a banshee , playing and chasing imaginary beings..lol )
He sends us home with an antibiotic amoxiclav and hi-vite
vitamin drops (drops that are supposed to have some pain killer in it. But I
don’t see it listed in any of the ingredients. )
The next evening our “old” kitty begins sneezing but still
eating and drinking. The next more
sneezing and by that evening sneezing and nasal congestion.. .
Local animal shelter worker tells us about l-lysine we call the vet and
make sure it’s ok to give her some. He
says yes. I stayed up with her all night
The next day full nasal congestion and she is mouth
breathing. Mouth fully open Drooling and
looking like she hated the world. I went
out and got the l-lysine and gave her
some. But I am not liking the way she looks.
She is tired not moving much and eyes are a little glassy. I felt that she might have a temp and was
looking even worse never shut her mouth in three hours and looked like death
I took her back to the vet.
By the time I got back to the vet the cat looked 300%
better… of course.. right.. sigh
She is no longer mouth breathing, her mouth is completely
shut, and she is no longer drooling and her eyes are back to normal…… damn cat…
Vet looks her over.
She has a 105 temp. Says this
shouldn’t be happening, she is on antibiotics.
I explain to him that I feel that cat may now have the URI
from the other cat. He ignored me. Said, with the antibiotics there should be no
fever so something else is wrong ( the antibiotics that this vet gave us are
not as strong as the ones the first vet gave our new adopted cat). He feels he missed something on the xray. And
wants to now take new x-rays, and start and iv.
Brings her non existent cough again , in which I have to assert there
Was no cough.
Wants to keep her for a few days and administer different
antibiotics, fluids give us a huge bill
and sends us on our way.
Fever is down that evening.
And he explains to us he thought she had pneumonia but it looks like a
bacterial infection. (whaaat.. huh… pneumonia but no, a bacterial infection in
her intestinal track. Ok well you’re the doc.. ….)
Next day “she is doing fine” but she is not eating our food. Could you bring some of her regular
So we did. We visit
the cat and the poor thing is like TAKE
ME HOME! We sit with her, calm her down
and she is all happy, but she will not eat because she is still stressed out
being at the vet. So we leave her over
for another night.
Next day they call us up and tell us they are syringe
feeding her. “She is fine but won’t eat.
“ and they want to
keep her over for another day or two. We
asked about her stomach has it gone down… “we don’t know, the reg vet is gone
and the new one doesn’t know what it was like before… but it is still swollen” at this point I am !!!!!!!
Ok so It’s my girlfriends cat. And I love the thing. But I have no confidence in this vet, and
from what I see he hasn’t corrected the stomach problem and now wants the cat
for two more days.. I have a feeling after 2 more days he will want her for
just another couple of days.
We’re in a small town with vets that come here because I
believe they can make it no where else as a vet. The community is sick and tired of poor vets
but the nearest town for better service
is about 80 miles away which doesn’t help during emergencies. My g/f was told of this guy from a friend of
hers. It turns out that the vet her
friend told her about has left this vet clinic and is no longer there.
Has anyone seen this type of sickness in a cat before and
have any ideas of what it might be? We
are into this vet for close to $1,500 .
It’s a bad economy. I will pay
more, but I told her we need to go to a new vet. This new vet is now off for a few days, and
has someone coming in to relieve him.
She wants to see if this new guy knows a little more before we take him
to another vet.
I just want this cat fixed and healthy if possible. I will spend more if I know someone is
capable of healing this great cat.
If anyone has some similar experiences with their cat
symptoms, and or ideas that we might bring up to the vet it would be
Also, are we allowed to take copies of the x-rays already
taken by this vet to another vet for a second opinion?
Thanks in advance.
Pissed, upset, and heartbroken
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