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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
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Experience:  Expert in feline health and behavior. 20 years experience with cats.
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His head is drooping, Riley. He's 16. He is overweight but

Customer Question

His head is drooping
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Riley. He's 16.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Riley?
Customer: He is overweight but it never seems to slow him
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 10 months ago.

Hello and welcome.My name is Terri.
It is my pleasure to assist you today!
I am reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  Terri replied 10 months ago.


It sounds like Riley is low in potassium causing hypokalemia:

It causes muscle weakness so the most common symptom is a drooping head.

A potassium supplement should fix him right up.

You can give him some milk and sprinkle a little Mrs Dash salt substitute on his food.

Please let me know how he is doing .

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Expert:  Terri replied 9 months ago.

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