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I adopted a 14 year old cat in recently and found out that
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We have a 17 year Devon Rex. He has been deaf for a couple of years. He literally howls at night and to announce that he has been to the liter box. Lately he will not go to the litter box some of the … read more
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I have a 20 year old male cat who has a thyroid disorder and
I have a 20 year old male cat who has a thyroid disorder and dementia. He takes Methimizole every day but is still only about 5lbs. He does see his regular vet for this. He does not sleep more than an… read more
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Our 18 yr old throws up a lot. He has started howling, and
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I have an 18 year old female cat who is keeping us up at night because she wants me to let her in the bathroom to drink from the sink. She has recently been to the vet and her blood work showed that h… read more
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Dr. Andy
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I have a 19 year old long haired male cat. He recently was
I have a 19 year old long haired male cat. He recently was treated for cat herpes in his eye and we are continuing to treat it three times a day with sochlor solution 5%. He also strains when defecati… read more
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Dr. K
Dr. K
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Doctoral Degree
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My cat has been losing weight since September... now he looks
My cat has been losing weight since September... now he looks very emaciated; he is very hungry but will not eat his own cat food. I took him to the vet last Monday and he had lost almost 1/2 his body… read more
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I have a 3 year old cat who has never been left alone. We
I have a 3 year old cat who has never been left alone. We are going to go camping and I am afraid to take her with and just afraid to leave her home alone. There is no one whom could check on her and … read more
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CAT: IS 14 yrs..HIS KIDNEYS AND LIVER ARE ALSO FINE.
MY CAT IS 14 YRS OLD. HE IS SIAMESE-HIMALAYAN HE HAS BEEN TESTED FOR HYPERTHYRIOD PROBLEMS, THAT CAME BACK NORMAL 2 TIME. HIS KIDNEYS AND LIVER ARE ALSO FINE. HE IS LOSING WEIGHT, WAS 16 POUNDS 2YRS A… read more
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Hello Just curious about my 1 yr., 2 mo. old Siamese flame
Hello: Just curious about my 1 yr., 2 mo. old Siamese flame point cat. He recently dropped weight (from 9 lbs to 7 lbs) fairly suddenly, even though he was still eating. I took him to the vet Saturday… read more
Dr. K
Dr. K
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Doctoral Degree
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My 15 year old cat has started howling and wetting outside
My 15 year old cat has started howling and wetting outside the litterbox completely on the other side of the room. The vet has given him a full exam and blood test and he is okay. We have 3 other cats… read more
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Dr. Andy
Medical Director
Doctoral Degree
4,835 satisfied customers
cat: 12 yr old..crying..behavior, nor does petting, offering food
12 yr old male domestic longhair cat, passive, indoor only. Three weeks ago started howling/crying as soon as it becomes dark, continues through night; does not howl/cry during daylight. Putting light… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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