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17+ cat has stopped eating (1 week) drinking very small
17+ cat has stopped eating (1 week) drinking very small amount of water & has not peed or pooped for 2 days. She doesn't seem to be in pain but all she is doing is sleeping. Should we consider putting… read more
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My cat is dying from kidney disease. He's just before dying.
My cat is dying from kidney disease. He's just before dying. He didn't eat or drink for 5 days already. We took him in for sub q, but it hasn't absorbed and he's bloated. He hasn't urinated or dedicat… read more
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I have an 18 yr old female cat who is dying. We think she
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Our 18 yr old cat went under anesthesia we thought
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My 12 year old female cat has swollen stomach, more on one
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kitty: ability to use her back legs,should I put her down
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My 18 year old cat has a hard bone like, lump on her hip, the
My 18 year old cat has a hard bone like, lump on her hip, the size of a hazlenut. Not sure if it the bone or a lump of another kind as it is so hard. It doesn't seem to bother her & she is walking nor… read more
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Dr. Gary
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Doctoral Degree
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my cat (11 yrs old) has stopped eating and stays under the
my cat (11 yrs old) has stopped eating and stays under the bed. She is now skin and bones and does not walk well. I feel that she is dying. Should I just let her be or take her in to be put down?… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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CAT: IS 11 yrs..SHE HAS LOST ABOUT 8 lbs..LAST 3 WEEKS, HER HAIR..SOFT
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help my beautiful 17 year old cat woke up howling about her
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Doctoral Degree
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my cat is in chronic renal failure for 18 months now. he has
my cat is in chronic renal failure for 18 months now. he has a heart murmur, probable hypertension and has lost his eye sight bilaterally a week ago from retinal detatchment. he is now walking in circ… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi. I have an elderly cat (Lacy) who appears to have broken
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Hi. My cat hurt herself tonight by jumping from her cat tree
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Doctoral Degree
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my cat has been diagnosed with a left hip dislocation (she
my cat has been diagnosed with a left hip dislocation (she can't put any weight on her leg). The cost of FHO is to much for us at this point... She appears happy, will purr if petted, eats/drinks, use… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi, I believe my 17 year old cat is blind - he has a thyroid
Hi, I believe my 17 year old cat is blind - he has a thyroid condition and has been on methimazole tablets for approximately 1 year - his weight has dropped from about 18 lbs. to 9 lbs. in this same y… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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