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My 18 year old female cat has an overactive thyroid for
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This question is for my cat Buff, the one I ask questions
Hi, this question is for my cat Buff, the one I ask questions about a foamy urine. His urine is no longer foamy. However, he is very frail and not as strong. He is on meds with the dosage increased by… read more
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. We have a male 16yo DSH. He has been previously diagnosed
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My two male cats have lost a tremendous amount of weight, they
My two male cats have lost a tremendous amount of weight, they are eating non stop and drinking water constantly. I have been in the hospital 12 times just in the pat year, end-stage renal failure. I … read more
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My cat is 10 years old. he is a bengal cat male. has lost weight
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my male cat is 12 years old. He eats only IAMS dry food chicken
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feline: adopted a very sweet, older male stray...skinny..urination
I have "adopted" a very sweet, older male stray. based on how skinny he is and how much water and urination - I must assume he is also sick. He did pass the feline Lukemia testing today. Of course the… read more
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My cat is hyperthyroid and has been on meds for just over a
My cat is hyperthyroid and has been on meds for just over a year, off and on. She was on pills twice a day but I have had to switch to methimazole again. I had her on it originally a year ago, but sud… read more
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I have an older cat as least 14 to 16 yrs of age, and he has
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My cat has hyperthyroidism. I prefer natural treatments over
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We have a 15 year old cat that started losing weight even though
We have a 15 year old cat that started losing weight even though was eating good. There were no other symptoms of Hyperthyroidism. He was not hyper, had no increase in urine output, did not start eati… read more
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My cat started taking Methimazole tablet 2.5 mg once daily
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