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Hi, sorry to hear about Misha's <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span>! =[ I know you must be worried!! To be honest, I do think that 1.5 lbs is a lot of weight for a cat to lose. I would go ahead and get her checked for diabetes, thyroid disease, and kidney disease. All of those conditions will cause weight loss. Did they do any blood work when you took her in? That would rule out any kidney probs.
Finally, if the itch persists despite the diet change, consider talking to your veterinarian about referral to a veterinary dermatologist for intradermal allergy testing and desensitization therapy for pollen/dust <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>allergies</span>. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> is a big concern, and may be related to the stress of the new puppy, intestinal parasites, or to internal disease such as intestinal, liver or kidney disease, or feline leukemia.
Any cat can develop food intolerances,sensitivities or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>allergies</span>. eg. chicken and turkey <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>allergies</span> are quite common. this does NOT necessarily mean they have IBD though it can come to that if the issue is not addressed as white blood cells(eosinophils, lymphocytes or macrophage) invade the lining of the stomach and intestine." "several Veterinarian sites mention challanges with a diagnosis even with a biopsy.
It should take about 2 months to get to that dosage but I'm getting kinda excited hearing about the benefit of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> especially since it was <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> pills (metabolife and xenedrine) that caused me to find out that I was epileptic in the first place! The doctor told me that i might get tingling in my fingers and i might feel a little dopy but happy dopy he described it as, so I figure i can deal with that! If I start losing weight at a rapid pace i'll definitely post again!
- <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> - gurgling stomach - protruded stomach (from gas, it seems, but it goes away once she uses the litter box) - ravenous appetite - soft stools - violent vomiting (she expels everything she's eaten, but this may occur once a week or so; it's not a daily or regular occurrence) - less energetic She will be 10 this July. We have taken her to our vet several times, and for many weeks, they were giving her B-12 shots.
As it turned out it was almost a complete waste, but the kitty shrink did say she thought it was <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>allergies</span>, but added that the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cat</span> should continue seeing her as well. I took the cat off of his psyche meds and returned to our original vet, he decided to biopsy the 5 areas where the fur was gone. That was useless as well. The vet decided to then test him for allergies and it came back that he was allergic to 32 different things.
If only I knew where he comes from I'd have some ideas as to when he'll stop growing and gaining <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span>. I have been buying him more toys and his <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cat</span> tree is pretty high. He climbs, he jumps and runs and plays...and still gains weight. I guess that is one of the effects of fixing the pet. What can I do Staci? Vet told me to bring Abby down to 12 lbs but that is just mission impossible. He eats 2ice a day. For a 1 year old that is pretty good, right?
Any suggestions, what are the risks, and if she continues to eat <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cat</span> food, what effect will this have on her <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span>? I'd really like to see her lose a few, at the same time. Thank you !!
This type of hair <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> is most commonly due to behavioral barbarism, food or environmental <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>allergies</span>, or, mites or fungal skin infections, such as ringworm. If it was due to an a fungal or mite infection other cats in your household would probably be exhibiting symptoms. Please take him to the vet for evaluation. The vet can perform a skin scraping and other diagnostic tests. If it is truly behavioral, there are excellent behavioral modification medications that should help.
He's being fed Hills Prescription Diet food for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span>, and has been for the last year or so. He needs to lose 800g to be the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> the vet said he should be.
Hi, my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cat</span> started to loose <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> and go bald and scabby on his ears a couple of weeks ago, he's been to the vets who gave him intibiotics which have done nothing. The baldness is now spreading across his head and down his neck and he seems to have a really hot head/ be burning up in the evenings. I've read about mange on several websites and they all seem to say that it is incredibly itchy but he hasn't once scratched at it.
The dizziness resembled being carsick, with lightheadedness and occasional moments of nausea and feeling faint (but I never passed out). I had a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cat</span> scan and blood work twice, and so far no diagnosis for the dizziness/fatigue. It got better for a few weeks but last week I began to have dizzy spells again, this time accompanied by maxillary sinus pressure. I had just switched allergy medications, from Nasonex to generic Flonase, right at the time my symptoms returned.
i have been getting really hot then cold like when you have a fever, migraines, bad headaches, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> gain, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> of appetite all since my last cycle came 10 days early the end of December. I also have been having a lot of joint pain throughout my body. im not on any meds other then ibuprofen which i have been on for 4 years. any suggestions on what i might be going threw?
My cat is just about a year old and she is experiencing a sudden increase in appetite, dandruff in her rump area, and a sudden <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> of fur. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> of fur is not in clumps, she just seems to be shedding a whole lot lately. She has been more inactive than usual too, almost depressed. We have not found any flea droppings or presence of worms in her stool. I've noticed lately that she can't seem to jump as high as she used to, and gives up playing earlier than before.
the medication is likely causing the mood change and the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span>, but if it goes past a few days I'd be concerned. I'd start by trying to figure out if you have anything in the household that could be causing a reaction. Usually, this is a cleaning product of some type (If you're desperate, lock kitty in one room and clean with only water for a few days. Sort of a "kitty clean room". /see if anything changes.) It sounds like your vet didn't run any extensive tests.
His hair is now back - appetite great. However; he also experienced extreme <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> from a little over 12pds down to 8 pds. A little diarrhea is still present (antibiotic side effect??) he seems to be getting SLIGHTLY heavier (very slight) - could weight gain just take a while? What could this have been - is there something they're missing?? He does get a little moody now - hissing @ our other kitty, growls now & then when you're visiting with him.
than I'm 905 certain its food <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>allergies</span>....particularly to GRAINS...most <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cat</span> foods are full of grains because they are cheap..much cheaper than meat...and most cats are intolerant to grains.. even if her diet hasn't changed, like us humans allergies take a while to develop and some will be more affected than others.. also dry kibble has tons of preservatives and other chemicals that canned food doesn't, even has mites due to long storage after bagging.
How about lethargy, nausea, lack of (or increase in) appetite <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span>, dehydration, limping? The more info you give us, the better it is to assess this issue. But remember, your best choice is to get her to a vet ASAP. In the meantime make sure she drinks plenty of water to prevent dehydration. Congrats on your new baby. Good Luck!
But I was 100% sure my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cat</span> had food <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>allergies</span>. Vomiting is also a sign of IBD, but if there is no <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> loss I’d say he has something else and, my guess would be BEHAVIORAL problems. Something triggered this aggressiveness in him. I once had a cat like yours. My only solution was to re-home him. I did not take him to a shelter but looked for someone who had no pets and no kids (my little cousin was making the cat extremely nervous). Some kitties really don’t do well with kids.
If there is the presence of blood in the stool, painless diarrhea, diarrhea at night or the presence of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> this may point toward a cause other than IBS. The doctor will perform an examination, paying particular attention to the abdomen. Additionally he/she may order blood tests to check for abnormalities of the blood counts, liver function, evidence of inflammation of the pancreas. Other tests include abdominal Xrays, a barium enema Xray or in some cases a colonoscopy.
First thing that comes to mind is she may have a flea allergy. The lumps and the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> are very concerning, yes. I think you simply must find a way to take kitty to the vet. See if they will kindly take pymts. The problem is obviously something immune to antibiotics. When we first got our kitty, we tried antibiotics first, but they didn't help and the reason for that is our cat had a fungal infection which does not respond to antibiotics.
5 lbs, and the most she ever weighed was just over 7.) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> in the face of a voracious appetite in a senior <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cat</span> is highly suggestive for hyperthyroidism. Blood tests can reveal this possibility. 2. (She gets Fancy Feast canned (she won't eat any other kind - I've tried them all) and Iams Senior dry.) cats that are repeatedly offered choices of food when ypoung because they delay or avoid eating anything in particular, learn to walk away to see what comes next.
Please talk with your veterinarian and stay on the same diet at this time. Your veterinarian can also help you design a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> plan (food bags overestimate how much to feed) for Bandit to help. Let me know if you would like me to help develop this feeding plan for you, but first I would ensure the urine is normal to ensure that's not playing a role with the over grooming. Good luck!
i have much in common with you -i'm 61 years old and have no real health isssues otherwise-i started acidolpylus(sp) and it reversed the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> for now--also take alpha lipoic acid (ala) and can't honestly say that it makes a difference-i have expiereinced burning mouth syndrome and depression which i believe is assosiated with chronic pain dr is puzzeled and i don't know what to do next hope you get better
Saw 2 ENTs before finally being referred to an allergy specialist and had the testing done- found dust, pollenn, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cat</span> etcs <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>allergies</span>. I have horrible face/neck pain, headaches and a feeling of my throat being constantly clogged up. It has made me so down I keep crying and feels like its taking over my life. Im meant to be marrying next year and should be the happiest ive ever been, but instead of that some days i feel like giving up. I don't want to live like this.
Stefoni, I do know that some members have given Benedryl to their cats, however, you would want to check with your vet on the dosage. I am concerned about the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span>. I do know it's important a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cat</span> gets enough nutrition, otherwise you're looking at fatty liver disease so I would suggest you get some food Buster likes and let him eat to gain some weight since obviously the new diet isn't working nor does he like it.
There may be different treatments they can try if other things haven't worked for his eye and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>allergies</span>. I do think it's normal for a senior <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cat</span> to loose a little. My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cat</span> has lost some weight too but she used to be a little overweight so she's actually at her ideal weight now. I think they just slow down, just like our elderly do, and don't eat as much. We can't decide for you when the best time to euthenize would be.
I'm desperate for some kind of solution. Is this just a male <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cat</span> thing? I had a male <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cat</span> years ago, and a few cats between then and now (all female), and I've NEVER smelled a stench from a cat like what comes from this guy--not even from any cat that a friend or family member owns. Did I just get "lucky" enough to get the world's sweetest and best cat, with his one downside being comparable with a skunk's stench?
I've had every test possible (upper GI with SBF, Endoscope, Colonscopy, celiac test, 2 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cat</span> scans, hornones, thyroid, bowel transit, gastric emptying-all came out normal) and I only show anemic. I seem to only have a "flare up" two days prior to my period and lasts for about a week to 10 days(happening since Jan 08).
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