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My 15 year old cat recently has been drinking a lot of water

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My 15 year old cat recently has been drinking a lot of water and isn't eating. She's still using her litter pan although the output of urine and stool isn't very large.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 7 years ago.
Hello there,

Excessive water intake and decreased appetite can indicate several things in a cat this age. Kidney disease, diabetes, fever, infection, bladder stones and cancer are all possible. Blood tests and a urinalysis are needed to get a specific diagnosis. Many cases can be managed long term if detected and treated early.
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