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My cat is 16 and has congenitive heart disease. but has been…

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My cat is 16...

My cat is 16 and has congenitive heart disease. but has been losing weight for awhile before that diagnoses. Thyroid comes back ok as well as diabetes. Vet doesn;t seem to know whats wrong. Has gone from 16-18 lbs to less than 10. Cardiologist says its not from the heart problem. What to do?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help with the diabetes. What is the cat's name?

Boo

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

Litter mate died from stomach concer. cardio ultra sound showed enlarged heart and luid. Has been losing weight for awhile tested many times for thyroid and diabtese, doesn't have either on them

Submitted: 22 days ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 22 days ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 22 days ago

Can you upload a copy of Boo's most recent test results to our conversation? I understand that you might not have a copy at home but his vet can give you one which you can scan into your computer and then give me the file link or you can photograph the pages and upload them by using the paperclip icon (if you can see that icon) or by using an external app such as dropbox.com/

I not only review the test results but also note which tests should have been performed but weren't.

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Customer reply replied 22 days ago
I am getting back latest blood results today. Don't have anything with me at work. Also I meant to say congestive not congenital. Will upload when I get them and get back to you. He eats more than usual/ and drinks a lot I assume because of the diuretic.
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 22 days ago

Thank you. I'll watch for your next post. The diuretic won't increase appetite. Underdiagnosed hyperthyroidism is most likely at his age although both maldigestion (exocrine pancreatic insufficiency/a lack of digestive enzymes produced by the pancreas) and malabsorption (digested food isn't efficiently being absorbed) syndromes need to be considered.

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