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Old 02-13-2020, 07:35 AM
 
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My 19 year old cat has deteriorated in the past 6 months. Turns out he has hyperthyroid (very high levels) and slight liver disease. The vet put him on prescription food to reverse the hyperthyroid. Problem is...he won’t eat. When he does eat, he just throws up. He went from 9 pounds this year to 6.5. He got a fluid bonus at the vet and perked up a little.. but now seems back to pre bolus. He sleeps 23 hours a day, but seems comfortable. He barely drinks, barely eats. Throws up all the time. Still purrs and enjoys sitting in my lap. He won’t take pills at all, we’ve tried. The vet didn’t mention putting him down..but it’s a gray area I feel.
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Old 06-21-2020, 11:23 AM
 
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My 19 year old cat has deteriorated in the past 6 months. Turns out he has hyperthyroid (very high levels) and slight liver disease. The vet put him on prescription food to reverse the hyperthyroid. Problem is...he won’t eat. When he does eat, he just throws up. He went from 9 pounds this year to 6.5. He got a fluid bonus at the vet and perked up a little.. but now seems back to pre bolus. He sleeps 23 hours a day, but seems comfortable. He barely drinks, barely eats. Throws up all the time. Still purrs and enjoys sitting in my lap. He won’t take pills at all, we’ve tried. The vet didn’t mention putting him down..but it’s a gray area I feel.
It looks like no one ever replied to you? I think this forum is for posting about pets who have already passed away; maybe try the Pets or Cats forums? I'm facing the same issue with my boy. Sounds like (in both our cases) possibly intestinal lymphosarcoma, which is pretty common in older male cats. At 19, he's probably just coming to end of his natural life. In my experience, vets just want to keep treating (and charging you), often to the detriment of the pet. If you feel that time is coming, you will probably have to bring it up.

Please provide an update!
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Old 06-21-2020, 01:03 PM
 
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I am so sorry....I hope kitty is doing ok....

Dan
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