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My cat (15) has cut way back on eating. He seemsfine, goes

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My cat (15) has cut way back on eating. He seemsfine, goes to bowl and meows for food, but then just picks a few bites at a time.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.
How long has Kitty been showing appetite decline?
Has he been showing any retching, gagging, lip licking, drooling, or vomiting?
Any pawing at his mouth or grinding his teeth?
How are his teeth? Clean or tarter covered?
Are his gums nice and pink (not white/pale)? Moist or sticky? Red or inflamed?
If you press on his belly, does he have any tensing, tenderness, discomfort, or pain?
Could he have eaten anything he should not have (ie bones, plants, chemicals, human meds, etc)?