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My 15 year old very youthful, loving cat has recently had

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my 15 year old very youthful, loving cat has recently had differences in behavior. Licked the fur off bottom third of her nose. Begging for wet food even moments after I have just given it to her. She won't eat dry food that she used to eat at will. She will only use litter box for the first 2 weeks, despite daily cleaning and deodorizing she has peed and pooped on floors, in collections of things, etc. We have been gone a lot of the day, and she spends a lot of time in our laps when we are home. Yet she won't sleep in the room with us and seems to live in a different part of the house at night. We will be moving soon to a larger place, we (cat, 9 year old daughter and I) are cramped here. She always adjusts well to our moves and this one will be good for her. She is an indoor cat who will have more sun time and maybe even some supervised outdoor time there. Please help. I am constantly washing things she pees on and am worried about her nose and eating behavior.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

My name is***** and I am sorry to hear that Miscou is having such as strange change in behavior. Based on your history, three different diseases come to mind.

Her problem list is:

Dermatitis on the nose

change in eating habits

change in litter box habits

The three diseases that come to mind include the following (listed in the order that I suspect them):

Hyperthyroidism http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&C=&A=516

Kidney Failure http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=2633

Diabetes http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=631

All of these diseases cannot be based on history alone or just a physical exam. I would recommend taking Miscou to your regular veterinarian for an exam. They will recommend blood work and an urinalysis and based on the results, they will have a diagnosis for you and a treatment plan.

I hope this answer helps you. Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.

Dr. Amanda

Kansas State University

College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2001

Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 1 year ago.

Hi, How is Miscou this evening? Were you able to take her to the vet for blood work? Do you have any more questions for me? Also, if you would consider rating my answer, I would greatly appreciate it.

Best regards, ***** *****

Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 1 year ago.

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Best regards,

Dr. Amanda

Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 1 year ago.
Hi Cynthia,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Amanda Mouradian-Dar
Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

I haven’t hear back from you in a while. How is your pet this evening? Do you have any more question for me? If you are satisfied with my assistance, please take a moment to use the stars at the top of the page to rate my answer so that I will be compensated for answering your question. For future questions, you can find me here: http://www.justanswer.com/profile.aspx?PF=88695179&FID=0

Best regards,

Dr. Amanda

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