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PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue
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He is not really eating at all still wants to go out but

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he is not really eating at all still wants to go out but comes in and sleeps use to sleep with me now seems to sleep in other room still wakes me in morning to go outside
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: tigger he is about 12yrs or more
JA: How old is Tigger?
Customer: 12yrs or older had him long time
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Tigger?
Customer: seems to be losing weight but think that from him not eating this all just started about a week or two ago
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
keep in mind all these years he always slept in my bed with me latley in other room with blanket i put in there for him
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
im afraid to let him out anymore afraid he will die outside need help please what do i do ?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

1) When did Tigger last eat normally?
2) Have any diagnostics been run since the onset of not eating, such as bloodwork?
3) Any vomiting or diarrhea?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
wet cat food about a week ago little dry food pieces of people food here and there no vomiting or diarreah no blood work done in a long time
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
no vomiting or diarrahea last time he ate cat food about week ago he ate little people food but not much
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

Here are my concerns: When cats begin not eating their liver suffers the effects. This can result in a condition known as Fatty Liver Disease (aka Hepatic lipidosis) which can result in liver failure if not addressed. More info here: We may never know the original cause leading up to this, only that the symptom of not eating is extremely risky for cats and simply monitoring at home following the third day is typically even more risky. I would schedule some diagnostics at this time. Bloodwork to look at the liver values would be wise, but also to determine on the blood work if there are any additional concerns which might have originally been the cause of not eating. We can see medical concerns like liver disease, kidney disease, bladder infections, periodontal disease, etc. all contribute to not eating in any age of cat.

In the meanwhile, I would try enticing his appetite with KMR (kitten milk replacer) and pureed baby food in chicken, turkey and similar flavors. Avoid those that contain onion or garlic in the ingredient panel.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

Checking in. How is your companion today?