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Old 02-11-2013, 04:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My 13 year old cat Reggie is suddenly not eating normally. I feed her wet food of all varieties and she usually is not picky. In the last week she has stopped eating anything other than finely ground food. If I give her something in gravy she just licks the gravy and leaves the solids. I am bringing her in to the vet tomorrow.....I am so scared. Has anyone had a similar situation? Please help....
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Taking her to the vet is definitely the correct thing to do. She is an older cat, so maybe there's some underlying condition, or maybe its something as simple as her not feeling well. Whatever the case, good luck at the vet tomorrow!
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Yes, see what the vet says. I'm betting on a bad tooth or some other malady in her mough. Let us know.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks all. I will report back. Last night she came up and slept next to me and I just cried because I can't imagine loosing her! She is the best cat ever. I pray that its nothing serious.....
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If she's licking up gravy and eating some food, it proves she wants to eat. From what I've seen, not wanting to eat is the really scary part.

I bet she comes home good as new minus a few teeth and with a strict wet food diet.

Let us know how it turns out, and try not to worry unless you have to!


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Old 02-12-2013, 11:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I experienced this with my 7 year old recently, she was just suddenly not interested in food. I syringe fed get for 4 days with some panacur and she is now back to her normal greedy self, eating everything in sight!
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I am so glad your cat came around! Reggie is not acting weird, last night she played a little. So hopefully she will get a clean bill of health. In June when I had her at the vet he commented that she had very good teeth for a cat her age. I have switched her from an all dry food diet to all wet food since then.
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A tooth or mouth problem was the first thing to occur to me too. Hope it works out well for you.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:51 AM   #9 (permalink)
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So $200.00 later, I know that it is not a tooth or mouth issue. The Dr. did say she needed to get a cleaning soon though (which I don't know about...but more on that later). He examined her very, very thoroughly and she was not painful in her abdomen, her heart is good and she is down to 14.1 lbs. from 17.6 in June 2012. That was really good news, I knew she had lost some weight but since she has SOOOO much fur it is really hard to tell. They are running some tests on her blood and I will find out the results sometime today. She was so good the whole time at the vet, I was proud of her. I have attached her picture for anyone who wants to see what Reggie looks like!

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Old 02-13-2013, 09:59 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Take the vet's advice about the teeth cleaning. If you suspect she is pulling your leg (unlikely), then get a second opinion. TRUST me, cleanings are much cheaper than extractions when things so south! Hope Reggie feels better soon!
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