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Dr. Alleyne, Cat Veterinarian
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My 15 year old cat has recently lost a lot of weight. She is

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My 15 year old cat has recently lost a lot of weight. She is also swallowing a lot.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Alleyne replied 2 years ago.
Hello, My name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I hoping to help you with Alley. Is she showing any other signs like vomiting or diarrhea? With a 15 year old cat there are several conditions I worry about with weight loss. First I would be concerned about kidney disease which is coming in older cats. This is where their kidneys fail and they may have a loss of appetite, vomit, or start drinking water excessively. Another medical issue would be an overactive thyroid, or hyperthyroid disease. This causes their metabolism to speed up and leads to muscle wasting and weight loss. One final disease would be diabetes, which they experience weight loss because they are not able to use sugar for energy. I would recommend having lab work performed to help rule any of these problems out. Once the problem is determined then your cat may be able to be treated. Hopefully this helps
Expert:  Dr. Alleyne replied 2 years ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dwight Alleyne