I have two cats and one of them seems to have stopped eating and l haven't seen him drink at all but then he does like to drink out of the taps in the tub. I have noticed that he doesn't seem to be using the litter box. After day 3 l brought him to the vet, he had tried drinking and began throwing up every bit he drank. The Vet told me that it was one of 3 things.1-crystals in the urine,2-liver shut down because he's older about 13yrs old now. and 3-obstruction. He said he was in need of fluids big time. We don't have much money and everything he said was going to cost us in the high hundreds well into the thousands of dollars. He went on to say to put him down if we didn't have the money. We left his office with only a antibiotic shot (it was a pray it would help what ever was wrong) and a i.v bag of fluid to try to get him to drink it with a needle(by mouth with out the needle part).That night he wouldn't take anything and what tiny bit of i.v water l got down he brought back up. it'
I do not disagree with your vet. Your cats condition could of gone either way and if he started to die slowly in the house you would of wished you put him down. The vet did something right, your pet lived. You are lucky he turned around, and I am happy he did. A veterinary practice is a business which requires payment from the customers in order for the business to STAY IN BUSINESS. Is is right for people who are poor to own pets when they can not afford to pay for pets?? Is it fair to the pet (particulary since the cat would of benefited tremendously from IV fluids, which would of made his recovery faster and less stressful)??? Who should pick up the bills when peple can not pay??? The neighbors??? Next time try the humane society, it may be cheaper. vetcare