|I have a 5 month old kitten that was spayed. They gave her
Metacam injectable after her surgery for pain control. Her bloodwork
prior to surgery was unremarkable except that she had a UTI which she
was on antibiotics for. The night I brought her home she vomited but I
thought it was from the anesthesia. For the next 3 days she was unable
to keep any food down for longer than 2 hours which she would then
vomit very large amounts of undigested food. Took her to ER took
radiographs and gave Sub-Q fluids. The Dr thought it could be from the
metacam but couldn't rule out a foreign body due to the radiographs.
She finally was able to eat and keep it down that night and had been
eating ever since. She urinated on my bed 3 days after that. I knew
something was wrong. She urinates on the bed when she's not feeling
well. I thought it may be her UTI coming back again since she couldn't
keep down food, I don't think she absorbed the antibiotics properly. I
took her to my vets and did bloodwork. She was also very lethargic at
the vets, which is very unlike her!! She is a pretty fiesty
kitten! Creatine was high and I was told my 5 month old kitten was
in actue renal failure! I couldn't believe it. The vet reassured me
that it would be reversable with Sub-Q fluids every day and recheck
bloodwork next week. With the symptoms that she presented with the Dr.
was more than certain it was the Metacam that did all this to my baby!
I've heard about it in older cats but a kitten this young it shouldn't
have happened to. Hopefully her bloodwork will be normal next week!