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DocPaul, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  20+ yrs Experience. Int. Med, Emerg, Ultrasound, General Practice
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I have a senior cat 10= years. Since around Christmas she

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I have a senior cat 10= years. Since around Christmas she has gotten so skinny. She is a longhair domestic. She would eat some and now she just snifs the food and walks away. She does not like me brushing her and she is all matted now. She is drinking. I have spent a fortune on different food, and no interest or not much. I love my old girl, but short on funds. Can you give me some ideas? She used to run around the house like her tail was on fire, but not so much anymore
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Did the cat have a fall?
Customer: not that I know of. she still jumps up on the bed.
JA: What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Her name is ***** ***** she is 10 or 11 I believe
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about STella?
Customer: she still begs at her dish, but does not eat even food she has eaten before
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  DocPaul replied 8 months ago.


Dr. Paul Brazzell here

She is a little older and so I worry about things here and the fact that this has been going on for a while.

You have tried a lot of different foods but I think it is time that we have her blood and urine tested

She may have kidney or liver disease and/or an infection and we need to find out

They can also check her teeth and inside her mouth

Can you take her in?