I'm really looking for help.
Disclaimer: We were and are visiting the vet. Next appointment is on Thursday. I‘m lost and helpless and want to help my cat. I‘m heartbroken because I don’t know how to help him.
We brought our cat to the vet about 4 months ago to refresh some vaccines. He's a indoor cat but it was reccomended to us. It wasn't the first vaccines he got either and so far we haven't had any issues.
Last week we noticed that he wasn't really eating too much anymore and started to drink. Everytime he started eating his teeth would make some grinding noise (which they haven't before). So, I called the vet for a checkup because my guess was some tooth stone and maybe teeth related pain.
He checked his teeth and told me that toothstone was there but not too much to cause issues. His guess was that since our last visit he has lost quite some weight (1kg, 2.2lbs) the issue of him not eating wasn't a teeth issue and with drinking more he suggested that we start looking into some kidney related things. Rapid test showed some protein in the urine. So we sent a sample to the lab to be sure.
the urine test results came back: the kindey is healthy and his numbers are within the norm (see below). The vet also told us that he seems to have light colored gums.
We are having a second vet appointment at the clinic next week (not our local vet, but recommended from him) to make a ultrasound of his belly and bladder (bladder just to check for the crystalls) and to make a blood test.
My vet doesn't know why he isn't eating or loosing weight because his urine sample doesn't look bad. We are waiting for next thursday to get the blood sample and ultrasound to make our next guess.
I'm still not throwing away my idea with teeth issue and asked the clinic if they could check that too while we have the appointment. I got him some liquid food today which I will offer him today after work.
Currently he basically gets what we wants. He went crazy for raw chicken so we got him some. he started eating a little until his teeth were grinding then we would stop.
yesterday he ate a bit but today he hasn’t touched food at all. We noticed when presenting food in any form (chicken, wet food, cat soup, treats) he started to swallow a lot and saliva even drips out of his mouth. According to Google this could also be some sort of poisoning but we don’t have any new pants or anything that could cause poisoning.
Anyone had something similar? any idea what that could be or what we can do to get our cat to eat a bit? Vet for blood test, ultrasonic and teeth checkup is on Thursday.
The full test result looks like this: