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Ok so ive got this great cat named nibbles and about a month ago when i got back from a trip all the sudden he had gone from an average sized cat to a walking stick

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?

Hes about a year a year and a half at most and we had just gotten a smaller kitten about a week prior to the trip so i think that she gave him something or made something he had worse, because we took him to the vet a few days after he went into stick form and they said he might have aids but he was tested and found positive for worms so i did a 1 week medicine for that

Veterinarian's Assistant: There are all sorts of infestations the cat can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the cat's name?

Nibbles

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

He was a stray that i picked up and neuterd and gave him shots but he hung out with a bunch of different cats as a kitten

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Such profound weight loss in such a young cat is consistent with major organ dysfunction, neoplasia, or life-threatening viral infections such as feline leukemia (FeLV), feline immunodeficiency (FIV), or feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). Intestinal parasites shouldn't be incriminated although they could be contributory to Nibbles's condition. I see they found worms but I need to know what other testing was performed. If a diagnostic panel of blood and urine tests including viral testing were performed can you upload a copy of the test results to our conversation? I understand that you might not have a copy at home but Nibble's vet can give you one which you can scan into your computer and then give me the file link or you can photograph the pages and upload them by using the paperclip icon (if you can see that icon) or by using an external app such as dropbox.com/

I not only review the test results but also note which tests should have been performed but weren't.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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