Losing weight in cats

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Avatar f tn First is he losing weight in the face of a normal to increased appetite, or is he not eating well and losing weight? There are many causes of weight loss in older cats. For example there is Diabetes, Hyperthyroidism, (overactive thyroid), and Kidney Disease, just to name a few. I would first recommend a physical exam from your veterinarian. Based on that physical exam, hopefully your veterinarian can get an idea as to weather that tumor is a problem or not.
Avatar n tn Let's see a 10 yr old cat that's losing weight and losing hair. This, to me, sounds like your cat has an overactive thyroid. Try doing a google search or yahoo search on hyperthyroidism and see if the symptoms fit. There's also a possiblility of kidney disease, as well. That could cause weight loss, too, but not hair loss. My main suspicion is hyperthyroid disease. This can be extremely dangerous because the heart rate increases big time. This can cause heart failure.
Avatar n tn 15 yr. old cat losing weight but still active w/normal bloodwork including thyroid. What to look for next?
Avatar f tn I lived in a granny flat on a property that houses two dogs and five cats (two of the cats are my own and live exclusively with me). About six months ago, my landlady adopted another cat whose owner was leaving town. Edward is about 2 years old and seems a bit depressed. My landlady's male cats were not neutered and became very territorial as they hit adolescence, marking all territory in sight. Edward has, on and off, lived with me - partly due, I think, to the other cats being territorial.
971443 tn?1282560078 Cats can get leukemia and "cat aids" from sexual intercourse. The test is about $50 at most vets(in the south). There is no cure. One sign is loss of hair.
Avatar n tn She had trouble eating and has lost a lot of weight. I also noticed that she drooled. In a few weeks, I also observed that her fur became crusty. After a couple weeks she began losing a lot of fur. Now, she seems to be eating better because we give her appropriate food. But, she is still drooling and is missing a lot of her fur from her legs, some on her tail, and some on her ears and face. We can't take her to the vet right now because we don't have enough money.
372900 tn?1315512302 I talked to the vets assistant yesterday and she said that Roomba is close enough to the 9.1lb weight that the flea medicine shouldn't harm her in any way. Thank goodness! Thank you all for your insight and advice about what might be going on with our little girl. I tend to get really nervous when it comes to our animals. You just can't be too sure. Thank you all again!
Avatar n tn i have an eight month old ragdoll tom cat, and recently brought home an eight week old female ragdoll kitten. when we first brought her home she was very sick, having been exposed to the coronavirus. thankfully, she didn't develop FIP. since then, our tom has been gradually losing weight. he used to have a very healthy appetite but barely eats a thing now. he yowls all the time and is constantly scraping around in his litter box.
Avatar f tn Fatty acid supplements such as fish oil and/or flax seed oil will help prevent dry hair coats Increase fiber up to 15-20 percent under your vet’s guidance. Fiber provides bulk which makes cats feel full and keeps them happy while losing weight. Excess fiber can interfere with absorption of minerals and lead to other nutritional problems. Give a good vitamin-mineral supplement, like VitaLife Cat Supplement.
1460724 tn?1285932386 She lost weight and I took her to the vet and was treated for urinary tract infection. Ever since that time she is now the most aggressive of all the cats (as I come in the house, she is waiting there MEOWING at the top of her lungs). She no long hides, she appears to be always hungry and her preference is canned food and IAMS hairball dry food, she is thin, but still very active, jumping, chasing things and will nip you if you don't pet her when she wants.
10823174 tn?1413080834 Two weeks ago we noticed she had lost allot of weight, so we started feeding her can food and she started gaining weight but about 6 days ago she started losing chunks of fur to the point she has a huge spot and you can see her skin. I took her to the vet they tested for cancer it was negative and the vet done nothing but sent us on our way with antibiotics and told me my car was dying. I don't agree with her, but would love to know what's wrong with my cat..... Any ideas??
473796 tn?1238293442 This cat NEEDS a vet ASAP, losing 5 lbs in a week is very bad. That much weight loss in a week can be caused by many things-to name just a few-severe infection, kidney problems, poisoning, cancer, etc. And, if you do a yahoo/google search on weight loss in cats, you'll see a whole lot more. This is such a serious problem that there is nothing you can do at home that will cure him. You should do everything in your power to keep him inside and force feed him water and food.
Avatar n tn he's a kitten,i've just started letting him out side.he's very active.i give him kitten food but he wont eat it.have tried him on different kitten food,he still the same.he's losing weight.what can i do?
5700140 tn?1372651764 I been noticing my cat twitching n jerkung in her face.She Los t weight.. they recommended I switch her food now I feed her BLUE but still noticing she still does it she is 14 yes old and it just upsets me to see her do that..I have a vet appt on Aug 5th is it seizures?? I have no clue what's wrong with her..she still eats.poops,drink water and carryiers her toys to me..
Avatar m tn I err on the cautious side here because our old cat, Calamity Jane, started both drinking more water and losing weight; she was 19. For the last 2 years of her life we (after our vet showed us how) give her fluids with an IV needle under the skin between her shoulder blade. Just 50 - 60 ml of "Ringer's Lactate" solution 2 - 3 times a week keep her in good health until a pair of strokes got her at 21 years 4 months.
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Avatar f tn QVAR is actually a steroid pet medication called Beclomethasone used as an oral inhalation product to treat and prevent a variety of breathing issues in dogs and cats including wheezing, shortness of breath, and other asthma like pet conditions. Beclomethasone is in a class of veterinary medications called corticosteroids which carry many adverse side effects from weight gain to liver and kidney disease and Cushings Disease.
Avatar f tn So my poor kitty Shane was recently diagnosed (not by surgery or biopsy, but with elimination of most other illnesses) with IBD and minor renal issues (nothing serious right now). The vet has suggested that he take Calcitrol to help slow the onset of renal disease, so I am going to be putting him on that soon. He's been losing weight progressively over the past 3-4 years, but it was difficult to tell since it was such a long period of time and the progression was slow.
Avatar f tn One possibility is that he is just built that way -- I have a cat who was a total string bean for a really long time. Now he is 5 and is a fatty. It is not a bad thing when a kitty is good at weight maintenance! Much harder to put them on a diet. Another possibility, especially if his coat feels greasy or dry, is that he might have worms. Have you taken a stool sample in to the vet lately?
Avatar n tn I know because my Sunshine went through this also. He was eating like a hog and losing weight!!! I was frightened. He would also display odd behaviors once in a while. If this is what it is (all that is required to dx this is a blood test), there are three treatment options that I knew of then (year 2000): A particular medication whose name escapes me(something like Beclor)......This made Sunshine MUCH worse. Surgery on the thyroid gland to remove the benign tumor....
Avatar f tn My horse is losing weight, he eats grain twice a day n has constant access to hay. He keeps shifting on his back legs and keeping them close to his front legs as if hes getting ready to lay down. hes very tired withdrawn and not urinating properly. He has seen a vet and on antibiotics still no change please help me to help him....