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cat on a drip

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by marsaday, Mar 28, 2011.


  1. marsaday

    marsaday PetForums Junior

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    How long does it take a cat to recover if they are on a drip ?

    do they feel a bit better as soon as they get some fluid in their system.

    our cat will be on a drip from this morning, but the vet said he should die today.

    he has basically stopped eating and drinking since last wed when his brother was put down.
     
  2. marsaday

    marsaday PetForums Junior

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    i have spoken to the vet and they have got one bag of solution into him approx, so this answers my question how much goes in and how quick.

    the outlook is still negative and they will call this afternoon.
     
  3. GreyHare

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    I don't know, but sorry you are going through this, poor poorly paws.
     
  4. colliemerles

    colliemerles PetForums VIP

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    oh you poor thing to be going through this, my heart goes out to you.:(
     
  5. Cazzer

    Cazzer PetForums VIP

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    so sorry to hear this x
     
  6. Lulu's owner

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    I guess there must be a small hope of your puss surviving if he's on a drip and the vet hasn't put him to sleep? I hope things work out better than expected. I remember one of my cats was terribly ill some years ago and yet somehow he managed to survive after being on a drip for about twenty four hours, though it was a different medical problem from your cat's.
     
  7. marsaday

    marsaday PetForums Junior

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    He's gone now. He was far too gone. Even if we had got him to the vet on sat he wouldnt be with us he reckoned.

    I have buried him with his brother just now.

    I think the shock of his brothers death caused him not to eat/drink and this had a knock on effect for his weak kidneys. so even if sam hadnt died he would probably not have lasted that much longer - maybe to the summer.
     
  8. Gem16

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    Sorry for your loss xx
     
  9. Lulu's owner

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    Poor boy. It must be so sad for you to have lost two cats so quickly one after the other.
     
  10. Keypr

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    That's just too sad.
    I have two sisters, one is currently undergoing an operation today the other one has been truely pitiful on her own.
     
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