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Dr. Gary, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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I'm trying to figure out whats wrong with my cat.

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I'm trying to figure out whats wrong with my cat.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
did you receive the rest of my question?
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
Hello. I'm sorry for the wait.I didn't get the whole question. What is going on with your cat?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My cat has had weight loss over the last couple months. He throws up cylindrical hairballs along with all this food. I took him to the vet 2 weeks ago blood work came back perfect. He's been good the last 2 weeks eating put on a bit of weight or at least maintained. 2 days ago same thing. This just can't keep up he won't last. I'm wondering if it's food allergy if he has blockage or what's going on? Do I need to change his food? I also have food down 24/7 dry food. I'm going to start regulating that
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for the question. I'm sorry you're dealing with this. At this point, I would want to get some biopsy samples of the intestines. This is most likely one of 2 things- IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) or Intestinal cancer (usually Lymphoma). The only way to differentiate, is by taking biopsy samples. This can be done surgically or via endoscopy. I prefer surgery, so I can also run the gut and rule out any obstructions. If this is IBD, we manage it with diet and steroids. Sometimes we'll also add antibiotics. Here's a nice link on the condition:http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=598 If it's Lymphoma, we manage with steroids and chemotherapy. Here's a nice write up on Lymphoma in cats:http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=598 I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.