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1) Can you share a copy of the blood work results with me? 2) When was the bloodwork last run? 3) Stool is 100% normal?
If the blood work is normal, and it sounds like it's normal enough to rule out the 'typical' stuff we see causing an animal who is very thin, it may be time to consider more diagnostics such as an abdominal x-rays, ultrasound or more specialized tests to ensure that he is not reaching a point of malnutrition.Has your vet suggested any of these?
Let me know the result of the RBC count once it's done. If they will send you home with a copy of the blood work, as well, from the other day this may help me to be able to best assist you.
Any abnormal structures in the body, such as unidentifiable masses, tumors, etc. Ultrasound is often more diagnostic in these cases where bloodwork hasn't been grateful useful in diagnosis.
Worms are possible but we typically see them a little on the thin side, possibly with some soft stool. Lacking muscle mass is not something we associate with just parasites. In any case, a basic fecal and dewormer should have been performed at some point in his life and should have resulted in improvements. The types of parasites we see in cats are also not typically responsible for anemia, either.Food allergies also manifest themselves differently. We can see open sores and itching on the body, diarrhea, etc. It doesn't sound like he's had those types of symptoms either.
Checking in, JACustomer. I didn't hear back from you yesterday. How is your companion doing? Do you need more assistance?