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Why would a cat that is 9 years old have muscle loss? He is

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Why would a cat that is 9 years old have muscle loss? He is still eating and drinking well and otherwise seems healthy.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 1 year ago.

Hi there and thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed, internship-trained veterinarian with 10 years experience in general medicine and emergency and critical care medicine and I would be happy to assist you. Please be patient as there may be slight delays in responses as I research your pet's issue.

Does he have any known health issues, such as a heart murmur? When was the last time he was at the vet for an exam? Does he go outside?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Inside outside cat. Was checked out last year. No heart murmur, but lab work, senior profile, was not done.
Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 1 year ago.

Okay. Intestinal parasites can cause this, as can kidney or liver disease, or hyperthyroidism. Heart disease and cancer are also on the list. I recommend starting with giving a tapeworm dewormer and a general dewormer, then see your vet for blood work and a stool check and go from there.

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Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 1 year ago.

Are you there? Please let me know if you have further questions.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you!
Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 1 year ago.

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