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My cat lost weight, got weak, has rotten breath,stopped

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my cat lost weight, got weak, has rotten breath,stopped eating almost all together, 10 yr. old male
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 10 months ago.

Hi. My name is***** I'm sorry that no one has gotten to your question till I just came on. Has Cheese been drinking more and urinating more during all this? How much weight do you feel that he's lost?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I think so yes I've seen him drinking more water. I also have his brother Mac who uses the same litter box that I clean 2 times daily so I think he might be urinating more. His level of weakness seems to be getting worse each day. Cheese is small about 7-8 lbs. He looks visibly thinner maybe 2 lbs. or so. I first notice the bad breath about 12-14 days ago then he started getting weaker about 6-7 days ago
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I just tried to feed him a little canned food (fancy feast) which he usually goes crazy for and he would not touch it
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 10 months ago.

I'm very sorry for my delay in getting back to you. Cases at work pulled me away till now. One of the very first things that I'd be concerned with in his situation is chronic renal disease or diabetes. Both of these can initially show as increased drinking, increased urinating and weight loss. Could his weight loss be due to the dental disease? Some can have such significant discomfort there that they will decrease / stop eating. Do you feel that you can get him to your vet for an evaluation? Unfortunately a lot is going to be learned about him through a physical exam and some blood work.