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Dr., my cat just recently started losing weight what would…

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Dr. Gary, my cat just recently started losing weight what would cause that? She's still eating seems hungry all the time!

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the cat's name and age?

Her name is ***** ***** she six years old.

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

No I can't think of anything else. I did check her fresh stoll this morning and didn't see any worms

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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I'm sorry to hear of this with Calie. Cats who lose weight in spite of eating well - perhaps too well - are usually either diabetic or hyperthyroid. Diabetics also will drink excessively and produce more urine than usual. Only 35% of hyperthyroid cats will drink excessively and produce more urine than usual. There are less common causes of her signs such as an exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (failure of her pancreas to produce enough digestive enzymes) and malasorption syndromes (not being able to efficiently absorb digested food) and so Calie's vet will want to perform a complete physical exam including fasted diagnostics in the form of blood and urine tests in order to clarify why Calie is behaving in that manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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