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In 3mos jake lost 4lbs. then he lost fur on his legs,paws…

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In 3mos jake lost...

In 3mos jake lost 4lbs. then he lost fur on his legs,paws and tail. the vet did a full body xray which was normal. the blood test revealed the hyerthyrodism. he is taking methimazole 5mg (1/2 2x a day. his fur come back but his weight has not. he eats 3/4 meals per day soft stuff

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Did the cat have a fall?

No. he was always biting, overgrooming and very hyper

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the cat's name and age?

Jake, 12 yrs old

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the cat's name?

Jake

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Jake?

He seems to softly meow, sometimes when i touch his stomach. he'll play but he really just likes to sleep

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Cat Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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Hello. My name is***** and I am a veterinarian that can answer your question. I understand that Jake is being treated for hyperthyroidism, but is not putting back on the weight he lost. Is that correct? Can you please tell me how long he has been treated for the hyperthyroid condition? Thank you. I will be standing by.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
no weight gain. he has been treated for 5 months
Cat Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Cat Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Thank you. Last question, is Jake still actively losing weight or is he just maintaining at the weight he lost prior to being treated?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
he has lost 2 additional lbs
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
did you get the last answer?
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
jake has lost t2 additional lbs
Cat Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Cat Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
There was a technical difficulty. I apologize for the delay. There are other causes of weight loss in cats that are being treated for hyperthyroidism. The first is to make sure the thyroid levels are under control. Adequate control means the T4 level is in the "lower half of the normal range." Just getting a thyroid level (i.e. T4) in the normal range but on the higher end is still technically an unresolved hyperthyroid level. I would encourage you to look into that to be sure. Other causes of weight loss include unrelated conditions, but common in older cats, like intestinal disease, neoplasia, pancreatitis, parasites, and kidney disease.
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Cat Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Cat Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
I will be standing by for your response.
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Cat Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Cat Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Cat Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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