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PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue
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My 12yr old cat has shown the following symptoms .she

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My 12yr old cat has shown the following symptoms .she doesn't want to eat her dry food,but she eats tuna she's seems a little lethargic.summer maybe? She's lost weight,but drinking water,I'm wondering tooth problems ,crystals or urinary infection,or can they be depressed.she is out with me on my lap and sits on the window ledge.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
She's also an indoor cat.her name is tres.I'm concerned.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?

1) When was the last time that Tres had an exam to check her oral health?
2) Any urinating outside of the box?
3) When was blood work last run?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
She's never had an oral she's not urinating outside of the box.she hasn't had blood work done.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Along with your concern of dental issues, crystal/urinary infection, we should also add in a concern for underlying organ dysfunction like kidney failure. At 12 years of age, this could be expected.

I would recommend taking Tres to your vet and having them not only perform an oral exam to be sure that she is not in need of a dental cleaning (with or without necessary extractions) but also to perform blood work and a urinalysis. This will determine if dental, crystal, urinary or organ concerns exist and also allow your vet to give you more information on what should be done to effectively treat her symptoms.

Please let me know if I can help further.

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