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Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? Does she seem to be losing weight at all?
Okay thanks for the additional information. What does she eat dry food or canned food? A couple of issues that can cause a cat to lose appetite in food can include a dental issue. So if she is less interested in eating dry food that may be a cause. But also since she is an older cat there are other issues that may have to be rule out as well. Common issues that can affect older cats include kidney disease, hyperthyroid disease, diabetes etc. These can be easily ruled out with some labwork
Yes I would try to offer her some smelly fishy canned food to see if that can stimulate her appetite. If she worsens or still show no interest then I would recommend taking her to your veterinarian to be evaluated for something potentially more serious
You are welcome. It depends on what is going on if you may see any other signs. Some cats can have those issues and just show a decreased appetite. Otherwise you may start seeing inappropriate urination which could indicate diabetes or kidney disease,. Or you may start see weight loss which could indicate hyperthyroidism
Let me know if you have any further questions or concerns
You are welcome. Wish the best of luck for Cindy!