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    • Red-Squirrel
    • By Red-Squirrel 11th Aug 18, 1:31 PM
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    • 11th Aug 18, 1:31 PM
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    Nobody on this forum is going to be able to diagnose a sick animal.

    You need to be back at your vet, or a new vet maybe for a different opinion and a fresh approach, not on here.

    If she does need to be PTS that should be a purely medical decision, not a financial one, so MSE is not the right place. Have you tried cat forums or facebook groups?
    • GwylimT
    • By GwylimT 12th Aug 18, 10:10 AM
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    What meats have you eliminated from her diet and for how long for?

    Chicken, beef, grains and fish are fairly common causes of allergies in domestic cats.
    • KiKi
    • By KiKi 12th Aug 18, 1:44 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 1:44 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 1:44 PM
    Take her to a different vet, with her records. This poor cat is probably in pain and sounds desperately ill and unhappy, but I'd take her elsewhere first before exploring PTS. I would also explain that you felt it started when she went into a garden; she could have eaten something poisonous which won't leave her system. If you can find a vet who are specialists in cats even better.
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    • 12th Aug 18, 1:46 PM
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    Well initially she ate everything, and when she started getting sick, she became pickier about what she ate so, based on the advice from the vet, fed her boiled chicken and rice. But she soon rufusws to eat it so we switched to royal Canin senstive and then gastro intestinal (again, at the request of the vet) but none of these worked. These were designed for cats with more sensitive stomachs and gastro problems. None of these worked.
    She has since been on a pure boiled fish diet as itís literally the only thing she eats now. And despite all these food changes, she still has the same problem. Iím just wondering if there might be something else I can try, perhaps other cat food as maybe she is intolerant to the fish?
    • Red-Squirrel
    • By Red-Squirrel 12th Aug 18, 7:13 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 7:13 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 7:13 PM
    Well initially she ate everything, and when she started getting sick, she became pickier about what she ate so, based on the advice from the vet, fed her boiled chicken and rice. But she soon rufusws to eat it so we switched to royal Canin senstive and then gastro intestinal (again, at the request of the vet) but none of these worked. These were designed for cats with more sensitive stomachs and gastro problems. None of these worked.
    She has since been on a pure boiled fish diet as itís literally the only thing she eats now. And despite all these food changes, she still has the same problem. Iím just wondering if there might be something else I can try, perhaps other cat food as maybe she is intolerant to the fish?
    Originally posted by rose1503
    She needs a vet, not food suggestions!
    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 12th Aug 18, 7:22 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 7:22 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 7:22 PM
    If your vet has no further options then you need a referral to a specialist vet.

    If your cat is not eating then she won't be getting the sustenance needed to grow- hence her being small
    Has she been checked for dehydration is she has constant runny poos?

    I am not a vet or medical person but my first thought is it a problem with her liver. has that been investigated? If she ate something poisonous she may have liver damage.
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 12th Aug 18, 9:06 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 9:06 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 9:06 PM
    How utterly heart-breaking for you. I'd echo the suggestion to try a different veterinary practice, telling your current practice that you want a second opinion. I hope you find out what the problem is, I really do. (((Hugs)))
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    • 13th Aug 18, 9:14 AM
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    • 13th Aug 18, 9:14 AM
    She already had a senior specialist vet investigating!
    • littleredhen
    • By littleredhen 13th Aug 18, 9:27 AM
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    I really do think that it has to be a vet who advises you what to do next, Feline Coronavirus as you say is untreatable and the symptons are as you have already described, I am very surprised if this has been going on so long that your vet hasn't already advised you, hope you get it sorted very soon
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    • GwylimT
    • By GwylimT 13th Aug 18, 9:44 AM
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    She needs a vet, not food suggestions!
    Originally posted by Red-Squirrel
    To be fair most cases of chronic runs in cats are caused by food intolerence.

    We also know this cat isnít eating taurine which will lead to vision and heart problems.
    • Red-Squirrel
    • By Red-Squirrel 13th Aug 18, 10:12 AM
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    She already had a senior specialist vet investigating!
    Originally posted by rose1503
    Then I think the chances of anybody on here being able to give you any better advice is slim.

    You need to go back to that specialist, or get a second opinion from another specialist. Its definitely a situation that needs professional advice not from strangers on the internet.
    • Honey Bear
    • By Honey Bear 13th Aug 18, 6:45 PM
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    Please could you ask your brother if he has any lilies growing in his garden.


    "All parts of the lily plant are considered toxic to cats, and consuming even small amounts can cause severe poisoning. Kittens are particularly prone to being poisoned as they explore their environment, and older cats are often affected simply because they brush against the flower and get pollen on their coats.18 Apr 2011"
    Lethal Lilies - Cats Protection
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    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 14th Aug 18, 8:17 PM
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    She already had a senior specialist vet investigating!
    Originally posted by rose1503
    But that vet hasn't given you any answers so you either need to go back or ask for a referral to another specialist.

    Or di you opt out of any further investigations as you commented that the specialist said you could spend money to get an answer.

    If the cause os not known then nobody can say how many investigations would be needed tp get the answer.

    It is usual to test for routine things first and then move on to the more unusual things.

    My vets had no answer to my dog's condition until I saw a new vet in the practice who had not long qualified. On our first visit he thought he knew what the problem was. Tests proved him to be correct.

    A fresh mind had found the answer was a very unusual condition in dogs.
    You haven't replied if his liver has been investigated.

    I mentioned the liver as a friend's pup ingested paraquat. He vomited almost immediately while being rushed to the vet. He appeared to be none the worse and it was thought because he had vomited so quickly he had avoided any damage.

    Months later he became unwell and was eventually pts. A PM found his liver had not grown , probably from when he ingested the poison.
    • nicter
    • By nicter 17th Aug 18, 8:39 PM
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    Our kitten had diarrhoea at 6 weeks and it continued for months. Like you we had a lots of tests done and tried "sensitive foods" Nothing worked so eventually we tried ordinary sachets of cat food ( sorry too long ago to remember which one and it worked ) Sounds like it may be worth a try !!!8230; as nothing to lose Do hope you soon finds an answer x
    • iamtati
    • By iamtati 24th Nov 18, 2:41 PM
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    OMG that's a problem, really. Go to vet immediately .
    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 25th Nov 18, 10:09 PM
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    OMG that's a problem, really. Go to vet immediately .
    Originally posted by iamtati
    You have summed it up incorrectly since the owner not only went to the vet but to a specialist!--
    Why resurrect an old thread four months later?? and without reading properly......
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    • donnac2558
    • By donnac2558 26th Nov 18, 3:08 PM
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    You have summed it up incorrectly since the owner not only went to the vet but to a specialist!--
    Why resurrect an old thread four months later?? and without reading properly......
    Originally posted by Katiehound

    This person is pulling up older threads all over the forum and making comments. Spammer in the making
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