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We have a 18 year old cat that is dropping weight quickly -

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We have a 18...

We have a 18 year old cat that is dropping weight quickly - I have switched her to "pate" food because she was throwing up the hard food just shortly after she would eat it - but no matter how much we feed her she continues to act so hungry - she is a strictly indoor cat and I don't find anything alarming in the litter box, any suggestions?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the cat eat anything unusual?

No, this has been going on for several months but nothing but cat food in her diet - not even table scraps of any kind

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. The Expert will know what to do. What is the cat's name?

Bear

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

Not that I can think of.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Hi

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

I would be happy to help you

My cat is doing the exact same thing!

Is Bear drinking more water than usual?
Paul

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
she might be, recently she has started going in the shower when we are done in there and I have caught her drinking from the toilet lately which is new behavior for her - are you leaning toward feline diabetes?
Cat Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Yup

I am leaning towards Diabetes or hyperthyroidism

Hopefully it is the latter- super easy to treat

My own cat is drinking from the bathtub, shower and sink

I am taking him in for blood tests and urinalysis

You should do the same and make sure they test the thyroid levels

Okay?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
thank you, ***** ***** your in-put
Robin & Bear
Cat Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Very welcome

Please update me with the results

I would be happy to review them with you

You can rate me now and I will leave the link open so you can update me and not incur more costs

Paul

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