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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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Buddy has been healthy for 13 years. Now his pupils are

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Buddy has been healthy for 13 years. Now his pupils are dilated, fur is being pulled out with his scratching, licking his feet, seems to stop mid stride, has been on steroids over 2 weeks, drinks lots of water & eats more dry and wet food than normal. Was down 2 lbs. 3 weeks ago (9 lbs ) but after steroids has regained the 2 lbs. Prefers to be alone, yowls, not just meows, sleeps with his head facing the wall. Our vet thinks he may have a tumor on his brain, maybe pressing on the eyes. Don't know how to bring him back to the sociable yellow boy he's always been. Can you help?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Pet Doc replied 2 months ago.

Hi there,

Thanks for your question regarding your boy Buddy. It certainly sounds like he has quite a number of symptoms at the moment including everything from dilated pupils, scratching himself, drinking excessive amounts of water, eating more than usual and (at least initially), weight loss. What diagnostics have your vets run so far? Did they run a full senior blood test on him? Did they check his urine? Did they check his blood pressure? I will wait to hear from you.

Kind Regards,

Dr E

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
all the above have been done. May I have my payment to PayPal returned, please.
Thank you for your attempt do diagnose; however, there seems to be no clue, either by you or by our own vets. Looks like we have to let it all run its course.Audrey
Expert:  Pet Doc replied 2 months ago.

Hi Audrey,

I have sent your request to our customer service team.

Kind Regards,

Dr E

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