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July 19th 06, 02:01 AM
Hello folks:

We have a senior cat who is unwell. He is not eating -- only drinking
milk, vomiting with some blood in the vomit. He is 17 years old. We
took him to the vet who ran a complete series of tests and could find
nothing wrong. Any advice on what we could do? How can we tell if he
is suffering? He sits quietly by himself.

Thanks in advance,
Nikhil

JJ
July 19th 06, 02:33 AM
wrote:
> Hello folks:
>
> We have a senior cat who is unwell. He is not eating -- only drinking
> milk, vomiting with some blood in the vomit. He is 17 years old. We
> took him to the vet who ran a complete series of tests and could find
> nothing wrong. Any advice on what we could do? How can we tell if he
> is suffering? He sits quietly by himself.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Nikhil

Please do not give him milk, it is possibly giving him a tummy ache.
If he likes milk - use specifically formulated KMR for cats.....(really
it is for kittens). I would take to another vet for a second
opinion....asking about other causes of his lethargy. Good luck

Gail
July 19th 06, 03:22 AM
See another vet ASAP. You vet is missing something important. Also, do not
give him milk.
Gail
> wrote in message
ups.com...
> Hello folks:
>
> We have a senior cat who is unwell. He is not eating -- only drinking
> milk, vomiting with some blood in the vomit. He is 17 years old. We
> took him to the vet who ran a complete series of tests and could find
> nothing wrong. Any advice on what we could do? How can we tell if he
> is suffering? He sits quietly by himself.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Nikhil
>

blkcatgal
July 19th 06, 04:39 AM
There must be a reason why your cat is vomiting blood. I would take him to
another vet.

Sue
> wrote in message
ups.com...
> Hello folks:
>
> We have a senior cat who is unwell. He is not eating -- only drinking
> milk, vomiting with some blood in the vomit. He is 17 years old. We
> took him to the vet who ran a complete series of tests and could find
> nothing wrong. Any advice on what we could do? How can we tell if he
> is suffering? He sits quietly by himself.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Nikhil
>

Ann
July 19th 06, 05:05 AM
On Tue, 18 Jul 2006 23:39:08 -0400, blkcatgal wrote:

> There must be a reason why your cat is vomiting blood. I would take him
> to another vet.
>
> Sue

One thing to definitely consider when a cat that age doesn't eat is
his/her teeth. And if the blood looks fresh (rather than dark and
coagulated), I think that's an indicator it's from high up in the
digestive tract. If he will only drink, that could also indicate some
obstruction in his throat. I agree with the suggestion to try another
vet.

> > wrote in message
> ups.com...
>> Hello folks:
>>
>> We have a senior cat who is unwell. He is not eating -- only drinking
>> milk, vomiting with some blood in the vomit. He is 17 years old. We
>> took him to the vet who ran a complete series of tests and could find
>> nothing wrong. Any advice on what we could do? How can we tell if he
>> is suffering? He sits quietly by himself.
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Nikhil
>>

Niel Humphreys
July 19th 06, 09:03 AM
> wrote in message
ups.com...
> Hello folks:
>
> We have a senior cat who is unwell. He is not eating -- only drinking
> milk, vomiting with some blood in the vomit. He is 17 years old. We
> took him to the vet who ran a complete series of tests and could find
> nothing wrong. Any advice on what we could do? How can we tell if he
> is suffering? He sits quietly by himself.


Find another vet asap, your first one is either incompetant or specialises
in larger 'farm' animals, find one that is used to dealing with pets. It
doesn't take rocket science to see that there is definitely something wrong.
--

Niel H

IBen Getiner
July 19th 06, 10:10 AM
wrote:
> Hello folks:
>
> We have a senior cat who is unwell. He is not eating -- only drinking
> milk, vomiting with some blood in the vomit. He is 17 years old. We
> took him to the vet who ran a complete series of tests and could find
> nothing wrong. Any advice on what we could do? How can we tell if he
> is suffering? He sits quietly by himself.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Nikhil

My first thought would be that he swallowed something that he should
not have eaten. Our's swallowed some Christmas wrapping ribbon that
didn't fair too well with him. Thumb-tacks, perhaps? Sometimes they
have a hard time seeing these internal obstructions... even with x-ray,
I hear-tell.



IBen

IBen Getiner
July 19th 06, 10:14 AM
JJ wrote:
> wrote:
> > Hello folks:
> >
> > We have a senior cat who is unwell. He is not eating -- only drinking
> > milk, vomiting with some blood in the vomit. He is 17 years old. We
> > took him to the vet who ran a complete series of tests and could find
> > nothing wrong. Any advice on what we could do? How can we tell if he
> > is suffering? He sits quietly by himself.
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Nikhil
>
> Please do not give him milk, it is possibly giving him a tummy ache.
> If he likes milk - use specifically formulated KMR for cats.....(really
> it is for kittens). I would take to another vet for a second
> opinion....asking about other causes of his lethargy. Good luck


Milk does NO harm whatsoever. None that I've ever seen.
I swear... this is the type of person who will try to feed their
newborn infant a vegetarian diet. Nutz...

Niel Humphreys
July 19th 06, 11:04 AM
"IBen Getiner" > wrote in message
oups.com...
>
> JJ wrote:
>> wrote:
>> > Hello folks:
>> >
>> > We have a senior cat who is unwell. He is not eating -- only drinking
>> > milk, vomiting with some blood in the vomit. He is 17 years old. We
>> > took him to the vet who ran a complete series of tests and could find
>> > nothing wrong. Any advice on what we could do? How can we tell if he
>> > is suffering? He sits quietly by himself.
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance,
>> > Nikhil
>>
>> Please do not give him milk, it is possibly giving him a tummy ache.
>> If he likes milk - use specifically formulated KMR for cats.....(really
>> it is for kittens). I would take to another vet for a second
>> opinion....asking about other causes of his lethargy. Good luck
>
> Milk does NO harm whatsoever. None that I've ever seen.
> I swear... this is the type of person who will try to feed their
> newborn infant a vegetarian diet. Nutz...


Some cats (not all) are lactose intolerant and their digestive system can
not process milk properly. The result is very bad diarrhoea which also
results in the cat being dehydrated and generally unhappy not to mention
leaving little round brown stains everytime it sits down & that's assuming
the crap hasn't transferred onto it's fur. Generally speaking milk is not a
wise thing to feed a cat and it is totally un-necesary to do so.
--

Niel H

asnowykitten
July 19th 06, 11:24 AM
Niel Humphreys wrote:
> "IBen Getiner" > wrote in message
> oups.com...
> >
> > JJ wrote:
> >> wrote:
> >> > Hello folks:
> >> >
> >> > We have a senior cat who is unwell. He is not eating -- only drinking
> >> > milk, vomiting with some blood in the vomit. He is 17 years old. We
> >> > took him to the vet who ran a complete series of tests and could find
> >> > nothing wrong. Any advice on what we could do? How can we tell if he
> >> > is suffering? He sits quietly by himself.
> >> >
> >> > Thanks in advance,
> >> > Nikhil
> >>
> >> Please do not give him milk, it is possibly giving him a tummy ache.
> >> If he likes milk - use specifically formulated KMR for cats.....(really
> >> it is for kittens). I would take to another vet for a second
> >> opinion....asking about other causes of his lethargy. Good luck
> >
> > Milk does NO harm whatsoever. None that I've ever seen.
> > I swear... this is the type of person who will try to feed their
> > newborn infant a vegetarian diet. Nutz...
>
>
> Some cats (not all) are lactose intolerant and their digestive system can
> not process milk properly. The result is very bad diarrhoea which also
> results in the cat being dehydrated and generally unhappy not to mention
> leaving little round brown stains everytime it sits down & that's assuming
> the crap hasn't transferred onto it's fur. Generally speaking milk is not a
> wise thing to feed a cat and it is totally un-necesary to do so.
> --
>
> Niel H





Definatley go to a knew vet.Get a second opinion.Our Cat "pee" was 17
and got to where he was losing his teeth so we put him on a soft food
diet.He had this horrible smell comin from his mouth and I took him to
one vet and he said he was just old.When he got a secondary infection
in eyes I found a new vet.This vet tested him for feline FIV .He tested
positive!i coundnt believe it.So the doctor gave us pain meds and
antibiotic for his eyes an told us no matter what time day or night
give him a call.Pee ended up having a convulison on the back porch
which made him completely blind.He would eat he would sleep so we had
to make the hardest decison I think we have ever made in our whole
marriage and that was to put him down.There was just nothing more the
vet could do and I couldnt stand the thought of him suffereing.Also
beyond some peoples belife cats cannot drink milk its bad for their
stomachs since they cant break down the stuff in milk.Please take care
and big hugs to you and your kitty:)

IBen Getiner
July 20th 06, 05:09 AM
Niel Humphreys wrote:
> "IBen Getiner" > wrote in message
> oups.com...
> >
> > JJ wrote:
> >> wrote:
> >> > Hello folks:
> >> >
> >> > We have a senior cat who is unwell. He is not eating -- only drinking
> >> > milk, vomiting with some blood in the vomit. He is 17 years old. We
> >> > took him to the vet who ran a complete series of tests and could find
> >> > nothing wrong. Any advice on what we could do? How can we tell if he
> >> > is suffering? He sits quietly by himself.
> >> >
> >> > Thanks in advance,
> >> > Nikhil
> >>
> >> Please do not give him milk, it is possibly giving him a tummy ache.
> >> If he likes milk - use specifically formulated KMR for cats.....(really
> >> it is for kittens). I would take to another vet for a second
> >> opinion....asking about other causes of his lethargy. Good luck
> >
> > Milk does NO harm whatsoever. None that I've ever seen.
> > I swear... this is the type of person who will try to feed their
> > newborn infant a vegetarian diet. Nutz...
>
>
> Some cats (not all) are lactose intolerant and their digestive system can
> not process milk properly. The result is very bad diarrhoea which also
> results in the cat being dehydrated and generally unhappy not to mention
> leaving little round brown stains everytime it sits down & that's assuming
> the crap hasn't transferred onto it's fur. Generally speaking milk is not a
> wise thing to feed a cat and it is totally un-necesary to do so.
> --
>
> Niel H

The posting that you are responding to has been deleted from Google
(where I post from), and I now publicly withdraw the above statement
from this thread. Because you are indeed correct, Neil. Milk is not
good for all cats, as I discovered in my further studies. But the part
about the knee-jerk vegans who tout this sort of thing tooth and nail
still stands.

Put this date down in your history books, all ye anti-Getiner scribes
and Sadducees out there... On this day, IBen Getiner stands corrected.
But He still stands. The reason being... He isn't so proud as to stand
by bad advice that might cause a fellow cat lover to hurt hiz cat.
Yeah.... I can live with that!


IBen