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She seems to have lost her sense of smell. She's 13 or 14

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Customer: She seems to have lost her sense of smell. She's 13 or 14 years old. She'll eat if I add a bit of sharp cheese or cooked chicken, but I can't do that ever day and maybe I shouldn't. Please advise
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the cat's name?
Customer: Sophie
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Sophie?
Customer: She's being treated for pluerisy and she has some gum disease but our vet doesn't think she needs treatment yet. I have not asked the vet this question about smell.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

Does she sound congested or have any sneezing, nasal discharge, coughing, or wheezing?

Do you normally feed her dry or wet food?

Any retching, gagging, lip licking or vomiting?

Is she drinking and can she keep water down?

Are her gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?