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Question re blood test results

Sue

Savannah Super Cat
My 11 year old Russian Blue has lost a lot of weight. She is down to just over 6pounds. I took her to vet Thursday. Vet has ruled out diabetes, CRF, hepatic , thyroid. Vet could not palpitate any abnormality in the abdomen, lymph nodes were normal size. The superchem test showed high calcium 13.3 ( normal is 8.2-10.8), WBC was high 17.3 ( normal 3.5-16.0). Platelet count was low 153 (normal 200-500). Platelet count reflects the minimum number due to platelet clumping. The Neutrophils were high 12,629 ( normal 2,500-8,500). The Eosinophils were high 1211 (normal 0-1000). She is still eating, drinking, seems ok except for the weight loss. Vet is suggesting an ultrasound versus X-ray. I said I would get back to them as to what I wanted to do next. She was a shelter kitty. She is an indoor and screened in patio cat only. I have noticed that one of the cats does throw up a clear foamy bile and some undigested food, but I don't know which cat and it has only been a few times during the last 2 weeks. Any help or suggestions as to what my next step should be are greatly appreciated. Thanks. Sue
 

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Paige
Staff member
Get the ultrasound...Cisco was vomiting clear, brothy fluid as well...many lymph nodes are not palpable....how much weight has she lost? Is she eating? Could be a myriad of things, so best to ultrasound...I'm sorry your baby is so sick :(
 

Sue

Savannah Super Cat
She has lost 4 pounds in the last year. She is still eating, begging for treats, she and Tink were chasing and batting at each other yesterday. Sue
 

Trish Allearz

Moderator
I couldn't say, Sue- I think in my experience, both xrays and ultrasounds have pros and cons and often, we have done both :S
 

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Paige
Staff member
She has lost 4 pounds in the last year. She is still eating, begging for treats, she and Tink were chasing and batting at each other yesterday. Sue

But that is a lot of weight to lose...something is wrong...I have found that usually X-Rays show nothing in something like this, but it doesn't hurt to get both.
 

Trish Allearz

Moderator
But that is a lot of weight to lose...something is wrong...I have found that usually X-Rays show nothing in something like this, but it doesn't hurt to get both.
Yeah, in a cat- definitely. And she's not even a senior-senior- like 16-18 (when they tend to get real skinny).

Odd question- but how are her teeth? Could it be something as simple as needing a dental?
 

Sue

Savannah Super Cat
I think her teeth are ok, vet did not say anything and she crunches the hard treats every night.
 

Patti

Admin
Staff member
She has lost almost 50% of her weight in a year, that is really concerning. It sounds like she might have a chronic subacute infection of some sort. What kind of ultrasound does the vet want to get?
 
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