My 2 yr. old is acting weird...

Angela M-Angela M- OrondoMember Posts: 1
We adopted two 12 week old kittens in June of 2008. They're from the same litter and they've been inside our house the whole time and they're both neutered and vaccinated. They are our only pets. (Side note: we did not have any presents or a tree for Christmas....nothing bad, we just didn't, so no, he didn't eat pine needles.) About a month ago, Jack started walking REALLY slow (like he's 100 years old), hiding in closets and under the TV (he never hides), hissing and swiping when Eddy came by to play and his eating and drinking has slowed considerably. He doesn't move unless absolutely necessary and cries when he's picked up. We took him to the vet and they did a urinalysis and thought maybe he had an infection. We did antibiotics for a week, and took him back in. He had lost over a pound and wasn't any better. The vet did bloodwork and said everything came back normal. Jack is not normal....something is wrong, PLEASE HELP!!

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  • Lisa DaversLisa Davers SacramentoMember Posts: 3,642
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    Maybe try a different vet for a second opinion and take along copies of the lab results from the 1st vet. It sounds like he is definitely in pain from something based on all the behaviour changes and loss of appetite. Maybe its from an injury like a fracture or broken bone from playing. Injuries and some illnesses won't show up in the lab results. The vet should be able to do a physical exam to see where the pain is and depending on what they find will probably follow up with xrays or ultrasound to figure out what's causing it. You could ask your current vet to check for this but since they've seen him twice already it may be worth trying a different one.
  • Joy WaltersJoy Walters Member Posts: 9,276
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    In many cities, there are specialty clinics for animals. There are board certified vets there who specialize in diseases and other difficult to treat or diagnose animal health concerns. Your vet should know where one is located and can refer you to them as they may require a referral from your regular vet. Jack shows all the signs of being very ill and if your regular vet cannot determine what's wrong, a trip to a speciality clinic may be the way to go. Good luck and please let us know how he's doing.
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