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PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse
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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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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: 6 days ago.
Category: Cat
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Husband has been gone 4 months.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 days ago.
I'll call the dr. Thanks!
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 6 days ago.

Sure thing!

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Don't switch Thanks
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 6 days ago.

Happy to help.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Why is it more than $22?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 6 days 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 6 days ago.
How do I close out?

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