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Melanie Goble
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Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  Relief Veterinarian/Owner at Renewed Strength Veterinary Services, LLC
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My cat is 16 years old...very food motivated...she is not

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My cat is 16 years old...very food motivated...she is not eating , food no longer motivates,
no feces in litter box....just lays in one spot for hours
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Melanie Goble replied 1 year ago.

Hello. My name is***** see that Lucy Roo is not feeling well. I would like to help you both out this evening if that is alright with you, Kathy. Is Lucy Roo currently taking any medications or supplements?

Expert:  Melanie Goble replied 1 year ago.

I am very concerned that Lucy Roo may be very sick as this appears to be a change from her normal behaviors, if I am inferring from your information properly. Cats are required to eat every day or it can cause them to develop a disease called hepatic lipidosis (or fatty liver disease). I would recommend that Lucy Roo see a veterinarian for an exam as soon as possible, and have blood work and possibly ultraound or radiographs (x-rays) to see what is going on internally.

Please let me know if you have any other questions at this time. If you do not, and I have answered your questions to your satisfaction, please rate me so that I may continue providing and improving my services. Have a good night, Kathy. I hope that Lucy Roo improves dramatically. Please let me know how she is doing.