I took Beau to the vet today as I was concerned about him. He seems to have lost a noticeable amount of weight in a very short time. He doesn't eat much and he drinks alot! I thought I was prepared for not great news, but Beau is worse shape than I expected.
His kidneys are extremely small and the vet thinks they aren't functioning much at all. He weighs a mere 7.5 pounds! She took some blood and urine today. He got some fluids as he was a bit dehydrated today. She'll have the results on Monday. I have another appointment for one of the dogs then so I'll get the results then. The vet is already talking about admitting him next week and pumping IV fluids into him for a few days. I'd much rather do sub-q fluids at home. We'll decide on Monday after seeing the test results and how he does over the weekend on which way to proceed.
He also has a broken canine tooth, (just the tip is missing) which explains why he doesn't like to eat kibble. I bought every kind of canned renal diet food they had at the clinic. He's not a big fan of the Medi-Cal kind I already have at home for him. Maybe he'll like one of these ones more.
I'm a little suprised by my reaction. I am much more angry than sad. I had a little cry at the clinic while the vet was getting the blood sample. Now I just feel like kicking something! Just doesn't seem fair. He just got here! He's such a nice, laid back cat. I wish I'd taken my camera to the clinic. When I let him out of his carrier, Beau sprawled across the exam table like he owned the place! Never seen a cat so relaxed at the vet! He was even purring and making biscuits!