But the cat is eating.... just not everything the OP is offering. He's eating biscuits and certain flavours of wet food. All my cats are fussy eaters and I can relate to the poster who says her cat will only eat dreamies and tuna. I have a cat like that. My other 2 are very specific about what they will and won't eat but at least they eat healthy cat options (dreamies and tuna are supposed to be just treats). They also go off food periodically, normally when I've just bulk-bought a certain brand.
My cat has kidney disease and is not eating
My cat is 16 and a half and in the last few weeks, he lost a lot of weight. We took him to the veterinarian.
They told us that my cat's kidney had stopped working and that he couldn't pass urine. They unblocked his bladder and he was relatively ok. We have found out now, though, that both of my cat's kidneys are not working. Last time we went to the vet, he had a steroid, vitamin B and pain killer injection. He seemed a lot better and ate normally. That was about a week and a half ago.
Now he has stopped eating food all together. He will only drink water and a bit of milk, his pupils have been large all day and I'm really worried. The vets were closed today and I will take him in tomorrow. I would really like some advice please. How long is his life expectancy??
I believe that somewhere there is some confusion about your cat's condition, either in the way your veterinarian explained the situation or the way you understood it. A urinary obstruction is very different from a cat's kidneys not working, and it is very unclear to me which of these conditions affected your cat. It could be both - he could have had a urethral obstruction and not been able to urinate which led to the destruction of his kidneys.
However, if your cat's kidneys were not working at all a week and a half ago, he would not be alive today.
I have no way of giving you a prognosis regarding your cat's condition or estimating the amount of time he may have left without examining your cat and having current bloodwork from today. I do know this for certain, however. Your kitty needs to be seen right away. If you have any way of finding another veterinarian, even an emergency vet, your cat needs to be seen and examined as soon as possible. There is a possibility that your cat could be saved and may get well, depending on his blood values and organ function, but doing so would require immediate veterinary care. His large pupils may very well indicate that his eyes have been affected by high blood pressure, a result of kidney disease. That can sometimes be reversed if caught quickly enough.
All the best,
My cat is not eating, she feels hot and is not her usual self
My cat is usually really social. Loves to be cuddled, loves being around people, always crawls in my lap. Today, though, he spent the day hiding in my closet and in his cat tree. He didn't really eat a lot of his wet food breakfast, which is usually a big event in this house. He did eat some treats I brought to him, and cuddles when I come to him, but he doesn't really come out much. His eyes are clear, his nose feels the same as always,and he doesn't appear to react at all to me checking his belly and limbs and such for abnormalities (I didn't notice any but I am also not a vet).
My cat is not eating. He ate yesterday morning but not in the