Hi all,
Something is wrong with our cat Sammy and we are not sure what it is. Basically, she hasn't defecated for about a week, and she has not urinated for about a week. She is throwing up around the house quite a bit and is not drinking water as well. Initially, we took her to the vet, and since she had a history of urinary tract infections, we went with the Clavamox (amoxicillin trihydrate/clavulanate potassium) antibiotic thinking that it may be a repeat urinary tract infection. However, this does not seem to be working.
I'm wondering if anyone may know what this is. We don't have a lot of money to do all sorts of tests, so if we can narrow down the scope a little bit, that would be helpful. I'm hoping maybe someone here has seen these symptoms before and can give us some insight as to what it may be.

Thanks,
Matt
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Something is wrong with our cat Sammy...she hasn't defecated for about a week,and she has not urinated for about a ... infections, we went with the Clavamox (amoxicillin trihydrate/clavulanate potassium) antibiotic thinking that it may be a repeat urinary tract infection.

Hmm...not sure if this is a legitimate post, but I'll go along..what would you do if someone in the family didn't urinate or deficate for a week..didn't eat and was throwning up? If the first doc visit didn't work, would you post in a newsgroup or consult a 2nd doctor? Your cat is very ill...and if the first vet didn't pick up on this - or it wasn't communicated properly - then it's time to boogey to another vet ... or phone (describing what you posted here) and get help for the poor cat.
SEE ANOTHER VET.
Gail
I'm wondering if anyone may know what this is. We don't have a lot of money to do all sorts ... maybe someone here has seen these symptoms before and can give us some insight as to what it may be.

If you don't have money to treat your child, do you just ask people what's wrong instead of taking it to the doctor and doing what you can? The symptoms are too general for a vet to narrow without tests. How can we, when we've never even seen your kitty?
Check your local humane society - they often have vets who will do work for less money and take payments instead of all requiring the money up front.
Do this ASAP. Your cat is VERY ill.
I hope your kitty gets better.

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I am sorry something is wrong with your cat. I am afraid something is wrong with your vet, too. My cats have gone through several urinary tract infections and this doesn't sound like that to me.

My vet wouldn't give medication before taking a urine sample and testing it. Last time my cat was so uncomfortable that I begged him and he did give her a steroid to tide her over until the next day when he got back the urine test results and knew what to give her.
I agree with the other posters that your poor cat is very ill and needs help, quick. Please see another vet as soon as possible.

Barb
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To be quite honest it could be anything, but I wonder about an obstruction of somekind. Please see another vet more proactive vet. I think, no matter the financial situation, you need to have this cat tested and xrayed. She is suffering.
Karen
Something is wrong with our cat Sammy and we are not sure what it is. Basically, she hasn't defecated for ... potassium) antibiotic thinking that it may be a repeat urinary tract infection. However, this does not seem to be working.

I don't know what it is, but it sounds quite serious. We use a cat specialist as our vet - I feel that they will have more experience with cats and are better at handling them. Is there somewhere near you? If not, can you call? (I've received general advice over the phone, such as "how bad is this" and "what can you suggest for...".)

I've not had a cat which wasn't doing anything. One of mine had a UTI for a while, which luckily went away and hasn't returned. A friend's cat has been slightly constipated - I think he got tuna in oil and a few other foods like that, and they seemed to help.
Apart from that, all I can suggest is call another vet. They may not need to see the cat (aka charge you) to give you an idea of the problem, though to confirm any diagnosis you will need to take the cat in.

Good luck.
Hilary
Hi all, Something is wrong with our cat Sammy and we are not sure what it is. Basically, she hasn't ... And these of course are most likely the symptoms of an underlying prob. But it would take a vet's diagnosis.

If the vet has not seen the cat again - since the initial appt. when the Clavamox was prescribed, the cat *needs* to go back to the vet. Now. I hope whatever it is, can get diagnosed & successfully treated.

Cathy

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circa Wed, 11 Feb 2004 00:21:56 -0800, in rec.pets.cats.health+behav, BigDaDDY (Email Removed) said,
Hi all, Something is wrong with our cat Sammy and we are not sure what it is. Basically, she hasn't ... maybe someone here has seen these symptoms before and can give us some insight as to what it may be.

1. How long ago was she taken to the vet?
2. Has she had absolutely *no* urine or bowel output in a week?
3. I do think it is vital to get her to a vet immediately, if for noother reason than to treat her for the dehydration she likely is experiencing. As far as tests, cross that bridge when you come to it, but your first course of action should be to find out what the vet thinks.
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