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Kinda lengthy my cat is a 12-13 year old fixed male indoor cat. Big kitty about 15 pounds. I used to feed him fancy feast but every time he would poop he would throw up afterwards so I started buying him grain free, beyond and stuff from Petco he loves dry food and he loves greenies He has been drinking a lot of water lately Tuesday morning he wouldn't eat he hitting my roommates closet under my desk and finally under the bed but he was drinking water stillbut he wouldn't eat. He has energy he sat up he walks from the hallway to my desk under the bed he followed me into the bathroom my roommate fed him half a can of fancy feast yesterday morning and he ate it but that was the last thing he ate last night I heard him drinking water and I heard him Pee. And I believe he's pooped once

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your cat?

There is more recently I noticed he smelled bad I wasn't sure if it was his breath or what the other day when he was eating his dry food he was turning his head from side to side like He was having trouble chewing it. So I thought maybe he had a bad tooth but then also he's been licking his butt a lot

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
One more thing he wags his tail in a happy way and Wednesday he jumped up on my bed and was purring laid with for a bit then got down
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Sorry I forgot big kitty about 12- 15 lbs
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Is someone really going to get back to me?
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I'm getting a little worried that I paid for a service and not getting any answers I have been up all night waiting notvsure is I can go to work or not or if this needs to be seen immediately
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. His polydipsia (increased thirst) is the most worrisome of the signs you mentioned because at his age it usually indicates chronic renal insufficiency. It's also a danger sign for hepatic insufficiency; urinary tract infection involving the kidneys; diabetes mellitus, Cushing's disease, hyperthyroidism (all three will also cause increased hunger (polyphagia); hypercalcemia (increased serum calcium level most often due to lymphoma; less commonly due to primary hyperparathyroidism); electrolyte (sodium, potassium, chloride) imbalances; and the rarer Addison's disease, diabetes insipidus, and brain tumor involving the hypothalamus. His vet will need to perform a thorough physical exam including diagnostics in the form of fasted (for at least 4 hours prior to a blood draw; never restrict water, however) blood and urine tests in order to clarify what those symptoms are signifying. His odor may represent a uremic breath (uremic toxins due to failing kidneys) and anorexia is yet another sign of chronic renal insufficiency. His vet will also check your cat's oral cavity for a possible reason for his turning his head from side to side while eating dry good. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I noticed right when I was leaving my house I guess when I was getting ready he came out and Peed again in the cat box so that's kind of a good sign I'm hoping
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

I don't understand why his urinating is a good sign. If he's polyuric (increased volume of urine) that then causes the polydipsia you're seeing. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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