The vet probably killed my cat. He's 13, and he started slowly losing weight with increased appetite.

The vet probably killed my cat.

He's 13, and he started slowly losing weight with increased appetite. Pretty textbook hyperthyroidism. All other labs were normal. I told the vet radioactive iodine was what I was interested in. The vet suggested meds first, methimazole.

It was a huge mistake.

My cat seemed better for the first week. Then he started projectile vomiting for like 5 days. I discontinued meds. He still seemed sick. Took him into the vet, and the vet insists he must have had another underlying condition and that he's probably going to need to be put to sleep. It doesn't make sense. He was completely fine before meds. I don't know what to do or what's wrong. Vet gave him an appetite stimulant and info on vets that out your cat to sleep at your house.

I'm so sad and angry. I don't know what to do. I trusted the vet, but I should have stuck to my guns. I was sad about being apart from my cat while he was getting iodine treatment, and now I'll probably lose him forever.

I'm at the end of my rope. Just hoping someone will have words of wisdom.

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Vets are the vaxxers of the animal kingdom. NEVER bring your animal to the vet except for humane euthanasia.

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >Then he started projectile vomiting for like 5 days.
    2 days of that and i would have been back to the vet

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    the dunning kruger and cognitive dissonance in this thread is AMAZING
    no wonder vets get depressed and an hero

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >The vet probably killed my cat.
    >He's 13
    There's your problem, a 13 year old vet is probably not going to have the proper credentials

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    If your cat ever goes outside, it could be a whole host of things killing it, not just the vet. If your cat is an inside ONLY cat (NEVER outside) then it was the vet. Sue if it is an inside cat. If it is an outside cat, or even hybrid cat, I'd like to congratulate that vet on a job well done killing your fricking pest.

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    It's hard to find a good vet and most of them are incompetent pieces of shit. My cat died in a similar way. My cat started losing weight and eating cat litter. I google it and tell my mom she needs iron supplements. Vet says she has hypothyroidism and gives her a huge dose of some thyroid medication. She loses more weight and acts crazy hiding in a cupboard all day. Vet says woops sorry discontinue that medication. A few days later she can't walk. Mom takes cat to a different vet and they say she's so low on iron she's about to die and will require a blood transfusion to live. Later my mom found out the first vet never even did the lab tests they claimed to have done.

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    My wife had a 19 year old cat go exactly through the same thing op. We found out about the radioactive iodine shortly after she passed. Wasn't a nice sight either. Not the reason I don't like vets, but it certainly didn't help the case. They're getting extremely uppity about any moderately informed customers and I ain't paying a premium for them to frick my animals.

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I know better than the highly trained medical professional who sees more cats in a week than I will in my life. I read an article online once.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Being a vet is a miserable job for people who actually care about helping animals. The only ones who can do it are idiots and sociopaths.

  9. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    FRICK VETS

    Dumb c**t vet insists my dog has a tumor and needs to remove it, turns out it wasn't and she basically tortured my dog for no reason in her last few months. The best part is immediately after that she goes on vacation because she's apparently so stressed. Frick you Meghan Carlson, I hope you have a nice day.

  10. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Animal vaxx fricked over two dogs of varying ages in my family only the youngest was spared. One dog was close to the end of it's lifespan but the other was middle age. Both dogs got some turbo brain cancers and needed to be euthanized.

  11. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Can of gasoline and matches find where your vet lives and cover all exits with gasoline then lit the match and sit back and get revenge for your sweet kitty

  12. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    How do I stop the kot from shitting outside the box?
    I clean it, I spray were it shits and it simply shits elsewhere.
    Help me.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Get rid of the cat

  13. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >He was completely fine before meds.
    No he wasn't. He was losing weight with increased appetite.

  14. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    They probably gave him overdosed him on medication that was prescribed out of misdiagnosis. I would know about this one. Not intentionally, because it's in their interest to keep you coming back for more money; they're just moronic. Never trust a doctor of any kind because they're just people and they frick up all the time and will double down on mistakes and kill the patient to save face, especially when it's an animal.
    Now you know.

  15. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >Just hoping someone will have words of wisdom

    Dont worry, animals dont feel pain.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      have a nice day. it won't hurt, anon, i promise 🙂

  16. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    please go to a different vet anon and get a second opinion before you do anything drastic OP, just as you find a different doctor if you had a bad doctor for yourself

  17. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >He was fine before he got sick
    Very high IQ moment
    Bring it up with the vet tribunal

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >He was completely fine before meds.
      No he wasn't. He was losing weight with increased appetite.

      OP here again. I will be putting my cat to sleep tomorrow.

      These posts misunderstand. My cat definitely had hyperthyroidism, which was confirmed by extensive labs and physical examination. Hyperthyroidism, if left untreated, will kill a cat. However, iodine treatment is like 99% effective and has virtually no side effects. The vet disregarded my wishes and wanted to put him on a medication which I did not know until after the fact has common and severe side effects.

      My cat had an illness, but he was not in danger of imminent death. I thought I was getting ahead of larger problems by getting him treatment, because he was in the early stages of the disease. The medication he took poisoned him into multi-system organ failure. I've been syringe feeding him because he has no appetite, but he's just been throwing it all up. He's now so skinny that he is actually just a (barely) walking skeleton. I won't put him through anymore suffering.

      For those thinking this is a larp thread, I really wish it was. The picture in the OP is just one of the first that come up when googling cat. That's why other threads may have used it.

      Thank you to all the anons who expressed their sympathies.

  18. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I hope you didn't have to put him to sleep, anon. But if you did, you need to understand that it isn't your fault and might not even be the vet's fault. Cats are strong, but when they fall they go quickly, usually. 13 isn't a bad age for a cat to go, but I do agree that it's better for longer if possible.
    Godspeed. *hug*
    No matter what, your cat loves you and knows you love him.

  19. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    https://archived.moe/an/search/image/Q9Ue_aZzgIt-Nk1-1GJ0wQ/

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I hope you didn't have to put him to sleep, anon. But if you did, you need to understand that it isn't your fault and might not even be the vet's fault. Cats are strong, but when they fall they go quickly, usually. 13 isn't a bad age for a cat to go, but I do agree that it's better for longer if possible.
      Godspeed. *hug*
      No matter what, your cat loves you and knows you love him.

      fake and larp thread

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        No idea why you're saying that. Because they used the same pic?

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          it's the same schizo who makes anticat threads. this event never happened

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            >this event never happened
            At least there's that then. But I'm another anon and my favorite cat of 16 years is dying of kidney disease. I'm looking for anything that will help him. If you got any tips, I'm all ears.

            P.S. Yes he's been to the vet.

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              Its a 16 year old cat
              Get a grip

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Cats have been known to live for several decades, jerk.

                go get help anywhere else but Wauf

                Thanks for being unhelpful.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Wauf isn't the place to go for this type of advice. either stop larping or get actual help

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                You're an evil individual and you will never know real love. You'll go far in this world.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >asking for advice in a place known for larping and shitposting
                yeah either you are literally stupid or larping

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Please kys, I mean it. Stop replying you waste of air. Someone else can reply, homosexual.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                cope and larp

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Yours wont be one of them
                Cope

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                -t. evil

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >several decades
                The very longest-lived recorded cats are just barely pushing 30.
                A life of 20 years is still going to be like the 90th percentile of cats.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >just barely pushing 30.
                past* 30. Top ten confirmed ages are from 31-38.
                But that's like a human living to 130.

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              go get help anywhere else but Wauf

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              I would recommend wet food only (doesn't have to be the vet kidney disease preparation, but see if you can find a lower protein/phophates/etc food to be less taxing on the kidneys) + a fountain to encourage drinking more water naturally + subcutaneous injections if it's really bad. That's where you inject fluids directly under the skin (usually bunching up the skin on their upper back). Try to keep their toxic exposure down, since their kidneys cannot filter the toxins out of their blood as well. That's where the extra fluids come in, which dilute the toxic load and help them to urinate more. Some places might offer dialysis or additional treatments for cats but they would no doubt not be affordable for the average person. Also at 16 you gave him a good full life, so keep that in mind while you keep an eye on his overall health and quality of life.
              >t. anon that lost a cat to kidney disease last Nov, she was 18 and 4 months and was honestly living a normal life right up until having her first ever seizure. Regretfully wasn't able to bring her home from emergency care.

  20. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I'm so sorry OP. I had a similar situation with my first cat, who the vet insisted was okay to receive steroids monthly as it "isn't as bad for cats as it is humans or dogs." My cat got cancer and had to be put to sleep. I broke down crying and the stupid ass vet just had no reaction and prepared the IV.
    Vets don't know everything.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Similar here, my dog was losing his hair and panting way to often and my vet jus through some steroid pills at him.
      Got an x ray 3 months later and she actually said "oops, guess it was cancer".
      Over half of both of his lungs were filled with cancer and fluid.

      Do americans really just sue anything they can?

      Not american.

  21. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    All doctors are israeli conmen
    Glad you learned your lesson.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      That's right, alternative people's medicine is the only way!

  22. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    why aren't vets held to the same standard as people doctors? I don't get it.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      You think doctors are held accountable for anything?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Doctors murder hundreds of thousands of people every year here in burgerland. There's almost zero accountability and nobody wants to talk about it because talking about cops murdering people is more politically expedient.

  23. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >radioactive iodine
    This is supposed to be for cancer, not hyperthyroidism?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I-131 destroys the growths on the thyroid that cause an overproduction of thyroid hormone.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Just to understand this, did you know this was the cause of the cat's hyperthyroidism from an ultrasound or something? As far as I understand there are many other possible causes.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          From palpation.

  24. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    sorry for your loss anon.

  25. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Sue them

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      It wouldn't bring my cat back.

      Though I probably could, because I did NOT receive informed consent and didn't know about the significant and common side effects of the meds vs the iodine until I researched it after my cat was already suffering. It would just be my word against theirs, and what kind of settlement do you even get for a geriatric cat? Most people are like "just get another they're free lol"

      I guess I'm hoping desperately that someone will know what's wrong or how to help him.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >It wouldn't bring my cat back.
        No but it will be an adequate way to punish them for their incompetence and warn others as well

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Do americans really just sue anything they can?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      At best he'll get the price of the cat. Something like $100.

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