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Domestic cat appro 11 yrs old seems to drink lot of water, i…

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Domestic cat appro 11...

Domestic cat appro 11 yrs old seems to drink lot of water

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the domestic cat?

I dont know there is a problem but i have noticed my cr drinks ot of wter

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does the domestic cat seem to hurt?

I do not believe cat hurts anywhere

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. No obvious pain. What is the domestic cat's name?

Buster approx 11 yrs old maale

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the domestic cat?

I do not believe so

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Increased water drinking can be a sign of kidney disease and a sign of diabetes.....sometimes it can also be seen with hyperthyroidism.....and in some cases with liver disease...but in a cat my largest concers are diabetes and kidney disease.....

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

It will be necessary to see your vet and have a thorough examination and a full blood panel done to include at least CBC, chem panel, lytes, UA, T4 and feline triple test.....

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

can I answer any questions for you or address any specific concerns....

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
are there tretments dor diabete and kidney disease
Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Yes, there are treatments for both of these when treatments are started early......patients can do very well for a prolonged period of time....

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

can I answer any other questions for you?

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If you do not have any other questions please rate me as this is how I make money to support my family. Please give me a positive rating as that is the only way I am compensated. A positive rating will not close this question and I am more than happy to answer any follow up questions that you have. ( You can rate me at top right of page).

Please remember my answers do not replace or supersede the advice of your veterinarian as my answers do not create a valid client patient relationship as I am unable to examine your pet. Thank you very much! DrB

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

please let me know if you have additional questions......I check my computer nightly....DRB

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If you do not have any other questions please rate me as this is how I make money to support my family.

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thank you very much! DRB

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