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Hello, Gloria and welcome!My name is XXXXX XXXXX it will be my pleasure to help you and Whiskey today.My heartfelt condolences on your recent loss of Boop. I know how difficult this is for you and Whiskey. It is not abnormal for cats to grieve the loss of their companions, but because Whiskey is a 'senior' cat, the symptoms you describe could be related to an underlying medical condition which older cats are prone to develop, like diabetes, hyperthyroidism, liver and kidney issues. In addition, she may still be grieving.It would be a good next step to bring Whiskey to the vet for a hands-on examination and routine senior blood tests, just to find out if all is well with her. Meowing constantly and weight loss could be a symptom of discomfort/pain or hyperthyroidism, where the thyroid gland is overactive and produces too much hormone. This can be treated with medication. If she's not drinking, she may be dehydrated, so the vet may give her fluids under the skin (called 'sub-Q' fluids).Try to have her seen as soon as possible, and for the moment, continue to monitor her and give her extra love and attention. I would not recommend getting another cat/kitten at this time, as it might just upset her more. Older cats typically can't tolerate the energetic antics of a young kitten and in addition, new introductions are stressful.If she doesn't already have one, get a kitty condo/cat tree with different levels, shelves, and hidey holes, for playing and sleeping. This can also be used as a scratching post, as it's covered in carpet. If you enrich her environment with some new cat-safe toys, this might take her mind off her grief.You can visit this site about pet loss and it might help to ease your grief in some small way: Rainbow Bridge (scroll down to 'The Poem').I hope all will be well with Whiskey!Please provide a positive rating so I may be credited for my answer. Thank you! Warmest regards,Cher
Thank you Cher..
I will make an appointment with a vet, he comes to the house it is more convenient for us. I notice whiskey is shaking a bit, is it a seizure?