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15 yr old male house cat, stopped eating about a week ago,

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15 yr old male house cat, stopped eating about a week ago, still drinks his water, has lost weight
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  brisadog replied 2 years ago.

Hi, I can help you with your question today. Before he stopped eating, was his appetite already decreasing? Or did he have a good appetite?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
he ate every day, varying amounts. there was always food out for him
Expert:  brisadog replied 2 years ago.

Excellent. In that case, I recommend using an OTC human hydrocortisone cream on this area. Apply a thin layer twice daily. Try to prevent her from licking it off, but it will not be harmful if she does.

Expert:  brisadog replied 2 years ago.

I apologize, it appears an answer for another question was posted to you!

Expert:  brisadog replied 2 years ago.

For Dummy, I am suspicious of several different conditions. In older cats we can see diabetes mellitus, hyperthyroidism, and kidney disease. Because he is not eating well, I am most concerned about his kidneys.

Expert:  brisadog replied 2 years ago.

I recommend having him evaluated by your local vet. I would start with a physical exam and blood/urine testing. This will likely be enough to diagnose his condition so that we can begin a targeted treatment plan.