Cat allergies weight loss

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203342 tn?1328740807 Hi, sorry to hear about Misha's weight loss! =[ 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.
372900 tn?1315515902 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 allergies. The weight loss 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.
Avatar f tn Any cat can develop food intolerances,sensitivities or allergies. eg. chicken and turkey allergies 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.
Avatar n tn It should take about 2 months to get to that dosage but I'm getting kinda excited hearing about the benefit of weight loss especially since it was weight loss 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!
Avatar m tn - weight loss - 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.
Avatar f tn As it turned out it was almost a complete waste, but the kitty shrink did say she thought it was allergies, but added that the cat 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.
Avatar n tn If only I knew where he comes from I'd have some ideas as to when he'll stop growing and gaining weight. I have been buying him more toys and his cat 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?
Avatar f tn This type of hair loss is most commonly due to behavioral barbarism, food or environmental allergies, 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.
Avatar m tn Any suggestions, what are the risks, and if she continues to eat cat food, what effect will this have on her weight? I'd really like to see her lose a few, at the same time. Thank you !!
Avatar m tn He's being fed Hills Prescription Diet food for weight loss, and has been for the last year or so. He needs to lose 800g to be the weight the vet said he should be.
Avatar n tn Hi, my cat started to loose weight 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.
Avatar n tn The dizziness resembled being carsick, with lightheadedness and occasional moments of nausea and feeling faint (but I never passed out). I had a CAT 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.
1736482 tn?1311619609 i have been getting really hot then cold like when you have a fever, migraines, bad headaches, weight gain, loss 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?
485351 tn?1208651097 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 loss of fur. The loss 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.
Avatar f tn the medication is likely causing the mood change and the weight loss, 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.
Avatar n tn His hair is now back - appetite great. However; he also experienced extreme weight loss 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.
5817271 tn?1374796199 than I'm 905 certain its food allergies....particularly to GRAINS...most cat 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.
1085681 tn?1280180227 How about lethargy, nausea, lack of (or increase in) appetite weight loss, 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!
Avatar m tn But I was 100% sure my cat had food allergies. Vomiting is also a sign of IBD, but if there is no weight 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.
Avatar n tn First thing that comes to mind is she may have a flea allergy. The lumps and the weight loss 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.
Avatar n tn If there is the presence of blood in the stool, painless diarrhea, diarrhea at night or the presence of weight loss 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.
207091 tn?1337713093 5 lbs, and the most she ever weighed was just over 7.) Weight loss in the face of a voracious appetite in a senior cat 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.
Avatar n tn Please talk with your veterinarian and stay on the same diet at this time. Your veterinarian can also help you design a weight loss 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!
Avatar n tn 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 weight loss 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
Avatar n tn Saw 2 ENTs before finally being referred to an allergy specialist and had the testing done- found dust, pollenn, cat etcs allergies. 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.
1492345 tn?1289259468 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 weight loss. I do know it's important a cat 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.
637356 tn?1301928422 There may be different treatments they can try if other things haven't worked for his eye and allergies. I do think it's normal for a senior cat to loose a little. My cat 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.
184674 tn?1360864093 I'm desperate for some kind of solution. Is this just a male cat thing? I had a male cat 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?
Avatar n tn I've had every test possible (upper GI with SBF, Endoscope, Colonscopy, celiac test, 2 cat 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).