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PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse
Category: Cat
Satisfied Customers: 5916
Experience:  15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue
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I have a 14+ year old male cat. Since my husband passed

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I have a 14+ year old male cat. Since my husband passed (they were best buds) he hasn't been the same. Lately he has been constantly chewing on his fur and PULLING it OUT! Eats well but noticed today he drinks quite a bit.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Cat
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Husband has been gone 4 months.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 4 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 4 months ago.

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. It sounds like this may be a stress-related response in this cat, especially with the fur pulling. Have you scheduled any bloodwork recently to determine if the water consumption might be related to a condition like diabetes or kidney dysfunction? Some cats will also fur pull when they are feeling ill, which might also be connected to a condition like diabetes or kidney dysfunction.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I'll call the dr. Thanks!
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 4 months ago.

Sure thing!

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Don't switch Thanks
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 4 months ago.

Happy to help.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Why is it more than $22?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 4 months ago.

I don't have access to anything with billing, unfortunately, but I can contact customer service to have them answer your questions. This will lock our thread and I'll do that right now. Keep an eye out for contact via email.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
How do I close out?