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April 3rd 07, 05:51 PM
Thursday I took my cat in to have her teeth cleaned and two teeth
pulled. Pre-anesthesia blood work revealed liver enzymes (ALT) were
8x normal, but everything else was normal. My vet suggested I take
her to an internal medicine specialist Friday, who did an acids-bile
test to check liver function, which came back a little high, but still
within range. This was good news, would be able to take care of the
teeth problem. Then, suddently, Saturday night she just STOPPED
eating and hid behind the TV. She is normally a very active,
friendly, vocal cat, so this was strange for her. We thought she was
upset with us, so we didn't distrub her. Sunday I started getting
very concerned and tried to coax her out with her favorite treats and
wet food, thinking her teeth might hurt and that is why she wouldn't
eat. All day Sunday and all day Monday she hid and only came out to
use the litter box and get a drink. She refused to eat and was very
lethargic and vomited bile (empty tummy). Then, Monday night, she
became very loving and more like herself, but still wouldn't eat. I
called the vet specialist, who recommended an ultrasound to see what
was going on with the liver. We took her in Tuesday morning, and she
had lost 2 pounds and was severley dehydrated! I'm so upset. Has
anyone ever known a cat's personality to do a 180 like that in just a
few days? What could be the cause of this? I'm just going crazy
waiting for the vet to call!!!

Lis
April 3rd 07, 05:59 PM
On Apr 3, 12:51 pm, wrote:
> Thursday I took my cat in to have her teeth cleaned and two teeth
> pulled. Pre-anesthesia blood work revealed liver enzymes (ALT) were
> 8x normal, but everything else was normal. My vet suggested I take
> her to an internal medicine specialist Friday, who did an acids-bile
> test to check liver function, which came back a little high, but still
> within range. This was good news, would be able to take care of the
> teeth problem. Then, suddently, Saturday night she just STOPPED
> eating and hid behind the TV. She is normally a very active,
> friendly, vocal cat, so this was strange for her. We thought she was
> upset with us, so we didn't distrub her. Sunday I started getting
> very concerned and tried to coax her out with her favorite treats and
> wet food, thinking her teeth might hurt and that is why she wouldn't
> eat. All day Sunday and all day Monday she hid and only came out to
> use the litter box and get a drink. She refused to eat and was very
> lethargic and vomited bile (empty tummy). Then, Monday night, she
> became very loving and more like herself, but still wouldn't eat. I
> called the vet specialist, who recommended an ultrasound to see what
> was going on with the liver. We took her in Tuesday morning, and she
> had lost 2 pounds and was severley dehydrated! I'm so upset. Has
> anyone ever known a cat's personality to do a 180 like that in just a
> few days? What could be the cause of this? I'm just going crazy
> waiting for the vet to call!!!

What does that, usually, is illness. You're going to have to wait for
the vet's test results. Is she on fluids?

Lis

PawsForThought
April 3rd 07, 06:06 PM
How old is your cat? Also, I would check the food you're feeding and
make sure it's not on the recall list.

MsKitty
April 3rd 07, 06:15 PM
On Apr 3, 11:59 am, "Lis" > wrote:
> On Apr 3, 12:51 pm, wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > Thursday I took my cat in to have her teeth cleaned and two teeth
> > pulled. Pre-anesthesia blood work revealedliverenzymes (ALT) were
> > 8x normal, but everything else was normal. My vet suggested I take
> > her to an internal medicine specialist Friday, who did an acids-bile
> > test to checkliverfunction, which came back a little high, but still
> > within range. This was good news, would be able to take care of the
> > teeth problem. Then, suddently, Saturday night she just STOPPED
> > eating and hid behind the TV. She is normally a very active,
> > friendly, vocal cat, so this was strange for her. We thought she was
> > upset with us, so we didn't distrub her. Sunday I started getting
> > very concerned and tried to coax her out with her favorite treats and
> > wet food, thinking her teeth might hurt and that is why she wouldn't
> > eat. All day Sunday and all day Monday she hid and only came out to
> > use the litter box and get a drink. She refused to eat and was very
> > lethargic and vomited bile (empty tummy). Then, Monday night, she
> > became very loving and more like herself, but still wouldn't eat. I
> > called the vet specialist, who recommended an ultrasound to see what
> > was going on with theliver. We took her in Tuesday morning, and she
> > had lost 2 pounds and was severley dehydrated! I'm so upset. Has
> > anyone ever known a cat's personality to do a 180 like that in just a
> > few days? What could be the cause of this? I'm just going crazy
> > waiting for the vet to call!!!
>
> What does that, usually, is illness. You're going to have to wait for
> the vet's test results. Is she on fluids?
>
> Lis- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

The vet put her on fluids this morning.

MsKitty
April 3rd 07, 06:16 PM
On Apr 3, 12:06 pm, "PawsForThought" > wrote:
> How old is your cat? Also, I would check the food you're feeding and
> make sure it's not on the recall list.

The cat is 13, but has always been very healthy, active cat. Her food
is not on the recall list, thank God. She is a spayed, indoor only
cat.

buglady
April 3rd 07, 08:59 PM
"MsKitty" > wrote in message
ups.com...

> The cat is 13, but has always been very healthy, active cat. Her food
> is not on the recall list, thank God. She is a spayed, indoor only
> cat.

.........for some weird reason seems there's a lot of gall bladder trouble
going around in kitties the past few years. I'd Google it and see what you
can find.

buglady
take out the dog before replying

tension_on_the_wire
April 4th 07, 03:17 AM
On Apr 3, 9:51 am, wrote:
> Thursday I took my cat in to have her teeth cleaned and two teeth
> pulled. Pre-anesthesia blood work revealed liver enzymes (ALT) were
> 8x normal, but everything else was normal. My vet suggested I take
> her to an internal medicine specialist Friday, who did an acids-bile
> test to check liver function, which came back a little high, but still
> within range. This was good news, would be able to take care of the
> teeth problem. Then, suddently, Saturday night she just STOPPED
> eating and hid behind the TV. She is normally a very active,
> friendly, vocal cat, so this was strange for her. We thought she was
> upset with us, so we didn't distrub her. Sunday I started getting
> very concerned and tried to coax her out with her favorite treats and
> wet food, thinking her teeth might hurt and that is why she wouldn't
> eat. All day Sunday and all day Monday she hid and only came out to
> use the litter box and get a drink. She refused to eat and was very
> lethargic and vomited bile (empty tummy). Then, Monday night, she
> became very loving and more like herself, but still wouldn't eat. I
> called the vet specialist, who recommended an ultrasound to see what
> was going on with the liver. We took her in Tuesday morning, and she
> had lost 2 pounds and was severley dehydrated! I'm so upset. Has
> anyone ever known a cat's personality to do a 180 like that in just a
> few days? What could be the cause of this? I'm just going crazy
> waiting for the vet to call!!!

Any one of various illness can cause these problems, but there is a
limit to the time you can tolerate no appetite in a cat as it can
cause a secondary and very dangerous condition known as fatty liver,
which can happen, especially to overweight cats, if they stop eating
for any reason. Make sure your vet is up to date on her lack of
eating, so they will know to escalate her care aggressively if she
doesn't start eating soon. Good luck, and keep us posted, when you
can.

--tension

ps. i can't quite figure out whether she did or did not get her teeth
cleaned and pulled in the end....if she did, consider splinters in her
gums, or postop wound infection as causes of her not eating.

MsKitty
April 4th 07, 02:41 PM
On Apr 3, 9:17 pm, "tension_on_the_wire" >
wrote:
> On Apr 3, 9:51 am, wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > Thursday I took my cat in to have her teeth cleaned and two teeth
> > pulled. Pre-anesthesia blood work revealed liver enzymes (ALT) were
> > 8x normal, but everything else was normal. My vet suggested I take
> > her to an internal medicine specialist Friday, who did an acids-bile
> > test to check liver function, which came back a little high, but still
> > within range. This was good news, would be able to take care of the
> > teeth problem. Then, suddently, Saturday night she just STOPPED
> > eating and hid behind the TV. She is normally a very active,
> > friendly, vocal cat, so this was strange for her. We thought she was
> > upset with us, so we didn't distrub her. Sunday I started getting
> > very concerned and tried to coax her out with her favorite treats and
> > wet food, thinking her teeth might hurt and that is why she wouldn't
> > eat. All day Sunday and all day Monday she hid and only came out to
> > use the litter box and get a drink. She refused to eat and was very
> > lethargic and vomited bile (empty tummy). Then, Monday night, she
> > became very loving and more like herself, but still wouldn't eat. I
> > called the vet specialist, who recommended an ultrasound to see what
> > was going on with the liver. We took her in Tuesday morning, and she
> > had lost 2 pounds and was severley dehydrated! I'm so upset. Has
> > anyone ever known a cat's personality to do a 180 like that in just a
> > few days? What could be the cause of this? I'm just going crazy
> > waiting for the vet to call!!!
>
> Any one of various illness can cause these problems, but there is a
> limit to the time you can tolerate no appetite in a cat as it can
> cause a secondary and very dangerous condition known as fatty liver,
> which can happen, especially to overweight cats, if they stop eating
> for any reason. Make sure your vet is up to date on her lack of
> eating, so they will know to escalate her care aggressively if she
> doesn't start eating soon. Good luck, and keep us posted, when you
> can.
>
> --tension
>
> ps. i can't quite figure out whether she did or did not get her teeth
> cleaned and pulled in the end....if she did, consider splinters in her
> gums, or postop wound infection as causes of her not eating.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

Tension-
No, we didn't pull her teeth because the liver levels were so high,
and we didn't want to risk complications until we determined why they
were so high. My kitty ended up spending the night in the animal
hospital so she can be brought back to proper hydration. This morning
they are going to try food, and as long as she holds it down, we will
pursue the teeth pulling, as that is probably the reason for not
eating IMHO (mouth hurts, don't want to eat).

Rene S.
April 4th 07, 04:38 PM
I'm sorry, I don't have any information to offer, but I wanted to send
hugs your way. After she's home, you can ask your vet about giving sub-
Q fluids yourself if she still needs them.

Rene

MsKitty
April 5th 07, 03:53 PM
On Apr 3, 11:51 am, wrote:
> Thursday I took my cat in to have her teeth cleaned and two teeth
> pulled. Pre-anesthesia blood work revealed liver enzymes (ALT) were
> 8x normal, but everything else was normal. My vet suggested I take
> her to an internal medicine specialist Friday, who did an acids-bile
> test to check liver function, which came back a little high, but still
> within range. This was good news, would be able to take care of the
> teeth problem. Then, suddently, Saturday night she just STOPPED
> eating and hid behind the TV. She is normally a very active,
> friendly, vocal cat, so this was strange for her. We thought she was
> upset with us, so we didn't distrub her. Sunday I started getting
> very concerned and tried to coax her out with her favorite treats and
> wet food, thinking her teeth might hurt and that is why she wouldn't
> eat. All day Sunday and all day Monday she hid and only came out to
> use the litter box and get a drink. She refused to eat and was very
> lethargic and vomited bile (empty tummy). Then, Monday night, she
> became very loving and more like herself, but still wouldn't eat. I
> called the vet specialist, who recommended an ultrasound to see what
> was going on with the liver. We took her in Tuesday morning, and she
> had lost 2 pounds and was severley dehydrated! I'm so upset. Has
> anyone ever known a cat's personality to do a 180 like that in just a
> few days? What could be the cause of this? I'm just going crazy
> waiting for the vet to call!!!

UPDATE, APRIL 5. Now it is one week since we took her to the vet
initally to have teeth pulled and cleaned. Yesterday she was
rehydrated (24 hours on fluids) and at a very good supper, which she
held down (thank God). I went and got her from emergency and had her
boarded at my regular vet, to remain on fluids, until her teeth
cleaning this morning. Hopefully this will solve the problem.

Cheryl
April 6th 07, 12:46 AM
On Thu 05 Apr 2007 10:53:16a, MsKitty wrote in
rec.pets.cats.health+behav
ups.com>:

> UPDATE, APRIL 5. Now it is one week since we took her to the
> vet initally to have teeth pulled and cleaned. Yesterday she
> was rehydrated (24 hours on fluids) and at a very good supper,
> which she held down (thank God). I went and got her from
> emergency and had her boarded at my regular vet, to remain on
> fluids, until her teeth cleaning this morning. Hopefully this
> will solve the problem.

Very encouraging news! I wonder if she'd been slowly losing weight
before you got the initial bloodwork results, as 2 pounds so
quickly seems like too much so quickly. I had a cat who had lost
weight and I didn't notice because I saw him every day. My mother
is the one who noticed one day when she saw him that he wasn't his
fat self. But even at that point of weight loss his liver function
enzymes weren't abnormal yet. It was only when he stopped eating
completely that the ALT, bilirubin and ALK started to rise
indicating hepatic lipidosis. In his case it was gradual. Your
cat's issue seems to be much more accute. I surely hope the teeth
cleaning helps her! Keep an eye on her and let us know how she is
please?

--
Cheryl

MsKitty
April 9th 07, 09:02 PM
On Apr 5, 6:46 pm, Cheryl > wrote:
> On Thu 05 Apr 2007 10:53:16a, MsKitty wrote in
> rec.pets.cats.health+behav
> ups.com>:
>
> > UPDATE, APRIL 5. Now it is one week since we took her to the
> > vet initally to have teeth pulled and cleaned. Yesterday she
> > was rehydrated (24 hours on fluids) and at a very good supper,
> > which she held down (thank God). I went and got her from
> > emergency and had her boarded at my regular vet, to remain on
> > fluids, until her teeth cleaning this morning. Hopefully this
> > will solve the problem.
>
> Very encouraging news! I wonder if she'd been slowly losing weight
> before you got the initial bloodwork results, as 2 pounds so
> quickly seems like too much so quickly. I had a cat who had lost
> weight and I didn't notice because I saw him every day. My mother
> is the one who noticed one day when she saw him that he wasn't his
> fat self. But even at that point of weight loss his liver function
> enzymes weren't abnormal yet. It was only when he stopped eating
> completely that the ALT, bilirubin and ALK started to rise
> indicating hepatic lipidosis. In his case it was gradual. Your
> cat's issue seems to be much more accute. I surely hope the teeth
> cleaning helps her! Keep an eye on her and let us know how she is
> please?
>
> --
> Cheryl

Got her teeth cleaned on Thursday, two extracted. She is doing fine,
and is eating soft foods for another two days. Hopefully this solves
the problem! Thanks everyone for all your advice!

tension_on_the_wire
April 10th 07, 05:57 AM
On Apr 9, 1:02 pm, "MsKitty" > wrote:
> On Apr 5, 6:46 pm, Cheryl > wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > On Thu 05 Apr 2007 10:53:16a, MsKitty wrote in
> > rec.pets.cats.health+behav
> > ups.com>:
>
> > > UPDATE, APRIL 5. Now it is one week since we took her to the
> > > vet initally to have teeth pulled and cleaned. Yesterday she
> > > was rehydrated (24 hours on fluids) and at a very good supper,
> > > which she held down (thank God). I went and got her from
> > > emergency and had her boarded at my regular vet, to remain on
> > > fluids, until her teeth cleaning this morning. Hopefully this
> > > will solve the problem.
>
> > Very encouraging news! I wonder if she'd been slowly losing weight
> > before you got the initial bloodwork results, as 2 pounds so
> > quickly seems like too much so quickly. I had a cat who had lost
> > weight and I didn't notice because I saw him every day. My mother
> > is the one who noticed one day when she saw him that he wasn't his
> > fat self. But even at that point of weight loss his liver function
> > enzymes weren't abnormal yet. It was only when he stopped eating
> > completely that the ALT, bilirubin and ALK started to rise
> > indicating hepatic lipidosis. In his case it was gradual. Your
> > cat's issue seems to be much more accute. I surely hope the teeth
> > cleaning helps her! Keep an eye on her and let us know how she is
> > please?
>
> > --
> > Cheryl
>
> Got her teeth cleaned on Thursday, two extracted. She is doing fine,
> and is eating soft foods for another two days. Hopefully this solves
> the problem! Thanks everyone for all your advice!- Hide quoted text -
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> - Show quoted text -

Glad to hear it.

--tension