? 1/16/20 Triton 398 - Not Eating

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  1. TritonMom

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    Lastnight I saw blood in his urine and acting very strange. This morning he did not want to eat and so I did not give him insulin.

    He is staying at the vet today for a full blood work and urinalysis. The doctor is recommending a appetite suppressant called Mirtazapine.

    I am not familiar with cat medications. Should I allow them to give him Mirtazapine?
     
  2. Tina Marie and Jan

    Tina Marie and Jan Well-Known Member

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    Giselle - Mirtazapine is an appetite stimulant that several people here have used. I've seen the drug is helpful to many kitties.
    I'm sad Triton isn't well -- hoping he feels better soon:bighug:

    Maybe it will be a UTI that can get cleared up with proper antibiotics.
     
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  3. carfurby

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    Poor Triton. I wonder if he has a UTI? If you give Mirtazapine you want to make sure he is not nauseous and that is why he is not eating. Is he licking his lips? If he is nauseous you'll want to get Cerenia also to treat that. Sending prayers.
     
  4. TritonMom

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    Ok good! I have called the vet and authorized the Mirtazapine.

    I don’t see any signs of nausea. He didn’t vomit this morning.

    Thank you all for the prayers. I hope lil tritty gets better
     
  5. Adrienne & Molly

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    I hope Triton feels better soon. Sending prayers
     
  6. Bobbie And Bubba

    Bobbie And Bubba Well-Known Member

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    Poor baby! Hope the vets get to the source of why there is blood in the urine and that he is really better ASAP !
     
  7. Olive & Paula

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    Keep us posted. Hope he gets better soon.
     
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  9. TritonMom

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    Hey y’all!!

    Triton came home today with a better appetite than this morning. I gave him his dose of insulin and his BG was at 519.
     
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  10. Tina Marie and Jan

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    I'm so glad he's home and has a nice appetite. Definitely wanted his insulin!

    Does he have a UTI?
     
  11. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Senior Member Moderator

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    I am glad Triton is home again. You should probably be testing for ketones daily, with inappetance and infection in the picture. Just a FYI, if they aren't eating, you are generally good to give a half dose. Insulin does more than just combat the carbs in food. Kitties having anaethesia who cannot eat, typically get a half dose.
    Nauseous cats don't always vomit. They could lick or smack their lips, sometimes drink a lot of water or hang out by the water bowl, go up to food then sniff and walk away. Either Cerenia or ondansetron are used to treat nausea in cats. Cerenia if there is vomiting.

    Paws crossed Triton eats well for you now.
     
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  12. TritonMom

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    I tested for ketones and he was at 3.1. He is also not snacking as much as he would but did eat all of his dinner for insulin time.

    can you please clarify on the dosing. You think I should give him .50 instead of 1.25?
     
  13. Wendy&Neko

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  14. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Senior Member Moderator

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    He didn’t need to have all of his food right away. It’s OK if eats the rest of the food later. Can you update the spreadsheet please.
     

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