health question about a cat

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  1. nicco

    nicco Wolfpack

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    I have a friend.She has a cat.And he's been sick for 3 days now.She's taken him to the vet and the vet told her that he swallowed fur balls.He is not eating and if he does eat something he throws up immediately.I told her to take him to the vet again (tonight) and give him some glucose...What else can she do?Can you tell me?Did you hear about simmilar situations?
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    Why would you tell the vet to give it glucose?

    If it has a blockage it needs surgery,but why would the vet jsut send it home of it wans't passing anything?

    for the time being I might rub some nutrical in its mouth jsut to see if it can keep any of that down at all. It may absorb easier than anyhting else.
     
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    My vet gave me this thick cream medicated stuff that the cat licks and it basically lubes up all the innner tubes in the cat to help pass furballs which ever way they choose to move. I cant remeber what its called but I'll look tonight and post what it is tomorrow. If its that bad that he cant keep anything down then this might not even work.
     
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    I just saw this thread. I'm not sure how the vet would automatically know it was fur balls, but if it is, your cat needs a good dose of Laxitone or Petromalt. However if a fur ball is causing a blockage, then surgery might have to be. I just wonder how this cat did as this thread is a week old. A cat that doesn't eat for days can be in danger of kidney failure. When a cat stops eating for more than a day, he is usually quite sick. Cat's often don't show a serious illness until they are really sick from it. it's vet time REALLY fast. Their systems can't take going days without food. I see that the cat is TRYING to eat, so it IS quite possible something could be blocking things.
     
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    You are SO right!
     

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