Our Jelly cat is sick. She started not feeling well early last week-decreased appetite and lethargy. She quit eating entirely in the middle of the week and baseline bloodwork and urine tests looked ok. She responded initially to anti-emetics and appetite stimulants but then progressively got worse. She has lost a few pounds over an unknown period of time as well. With her age and lack of other symptoms we are worried about cancer or maybe IBD. Sunday we decided to do surgery to look for a cause of illness and collect biopsies. There are other possible diagnostics we could have done first but but when looking for intestinal disease you typically need a biopsy anyway we we just skipped to that. Plus I can do the surgery cheaper than I can send out special tests or take her to a specialty center for ultrasound.
2 days ago