Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Small kitty needs your help!

Renae is losing weight again. She is now under 4 pounds (4 & 1/2 yrs old) and we're very worried about her. She has been on Science Diet ZD for food allergies for about a year and is now on Prednisone to see if part of the problem may be inflamed intestine (no signs showing up in tests run). We're running out of things to check for. She went through this about a year ago and her Thyroid and other usual blood tests came back good. She's had an ultrasound and that didn't show anything unusual. She is an indoor kitty and has had worm meds as a precaution but no signs of parasites were found. We're begging for ideas as to what to look at next for helping her. While our vet is fabulous, she too is getting frustrated not knowing how to help my little one. She has been searching the internet and calling other vets and the U of M to get suggestions. We all know the more minds - the better. Please, please post anything that may be useful for me to discuss with Dr. Vogel. We're willing to try anything to help 'Nae get a little bigger again. We'd love for her to be between 5 and 6 pounds again. Anything more is just a miracle past a blessing.

Thank you all in advance!
Jennifer, C.C. & 'Nae


Jan's Funny Farm said...

We send purrs and tail wags for Renae and all of you. It has to be so frustrating!

Rose and the Royals said...

We will see if we can chat up Our new V.E.T. when she comes calling Wednesday. A Puzzle...We must keep Nae-Nae safe and sound!

Purrs and Prayers

Rose and the Royals

Everycat said...

Have a chat with your vet about trying her on a grain/soya/filler free wet food. Cats sometimes just don't thrive on foods that have those things in as we aren't meant to have more than 3% - 5% carbohydrate in our diets (lots of foods including prescription ones have up to 46%) Sometimes a novel protein can help (if allergy is the issue) duck, rabbit all can be useful.

I just read that you lost dear Uncle Winston in February, we are so sorry, he was a sweetheart. This got us thinking, that's quite a big change in a home, we kitties can be very upset by such things and 'cos we are great at not showing when we are sad or when we hurt, the stress can cause weight loss.

That's all we can think of to suggest. Maybe have a think what turned her weight loss around before - things you changed - food, routines, layout of home?

Hope you and your vet can find out what's making Renae lose weight and that she's ok

Whicky Wuudler