- Jul 18, 2004
No, I get it! It was a good choice with what was likely felt to be nerve type pain and given the diminished kidney function.That is a really good thought Pea! I could see that being a possibility, especially given her history of dental issues.
I did move her food and water dish into the living room now so it's closer to where she hangs out, in case it's arthritis.
I'm going to offer up my various theories when we see the vet tomorrow. 1) teeth 2) arthritis 3) general old age/dementia. If she could talk this would sure be a lot easier.
I think the consideration of the kidneys with regard to choosing gabapentin is how it's metabolized in the body. She wanted to give her something that wouldn't tax her kidneys.
It's hard to say in a cat of her age, but so far they have said her heart sounds great, so hopefully no issues there.
As always, I really appreciate your input.