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He doesn't seem to gain weight and his stomach is really…

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He doesn't seem to...

He doesn't seem to gain weight and his stomach is really loud after he eats

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

Dude. almost 12

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Dude?

He had blood work a few months ago and it showed some inflammation or infection, he took a round of antibiotics. He also had (before the antibiotics) loose stool.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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HI this is DRB and I would be happy to help you with this...

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

When he had bloodwork did they check his thyroid and his felv/fIV status?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Negative for fiV, I don't know about felv and I don't think they checked his thyroid.
Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Thyroid always has to be checked in older cat...this is a common problem that causes inability to gain weight and loose stools....

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

All cats over 7-8 years of age should have a T4 test...this is a common illness...

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

That is basic....and felv and FIV also should be checked in all sick cats...

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Here is basic bloodwork for your cat's situation:

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

CBC, chem 17 panel or greater, electrolytes, T4, felv,FIV, heartworm and urinalysis...

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

That would be considered a minimum data base for a 12 year old feline....

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Hold on. I am looking for his bloodwork
Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

for all we know your cat could be hyperthyroid...

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

sure thing...

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

any luck on bloodwork?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I need to find it. Sorry, I think this isn't working to help resolve the situation. The person that set up the chat should have told me I needed the lab work before starting the chat. I am trying to look for it while getting a few messages every few seconds about calling/your responses/other services. Sorry to take up your time.
Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

no problem....do you still want my help?

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

just ignore other service offers...

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

most people chat without the labwork and you can always find it later and leave for for me here and I can get back to you tomorrow night.....if that works for you fine with me....

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
please please please stop responding. I am blocking the number on my phone but I am getting an insane amount of messages. I am going to block the emails from this company too. REALLY not interested in your help.
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