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Stopped eating, losing weight, sleeping all the time,

sneezes quite a bit. JA: I'm...
Stopped eating, losing weight, sleeping all the time, sneezes quite a bit.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the cat. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Rocky, 10
JA: What is the cat's name?
Customer: Rocky
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Rocky?
Customer: He had a history of bladder stones and was eating prescription food. We changed him to a grain free food back in March and he was eating just fine. When we noticed these changes this week we switched back and he ate for a couple days and has seemed to stop again.
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I'm sorry to hear of this with Rocky. I believe that there's more than one thing going on at this time. Sneezing as you've described is usually due to the feline herpesvirus (FHV-1) which is expected to go into remission within 1-3 weeks unaided. This virus comes out of its carrier state when my patient is stressed - medically or behaviorally. His anorexia, weight loss, and somnolence (sleepiness) is likely to represent a disorder that has stressed Rocky. While those are important symptoms, they're not pathognomonic (specifically indicative) of any one particular disorder. Rocky's vet will want to perform a thorough physical exam including fasted diagnostics in the form of blood and urine tests in an attempt to clarify why those symptoms have arisen. I would not be satisfied being told that he has a "cold" and to continue monitoring him. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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