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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-17-2005, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Our cat is not doing well. Need some help

Our 7 year old male cat is loosing weight. 8 pounds to 5 pounds in a little over a year and a half. When the weight lose started CC's eating habits changed. He used to never eat table food. Now he eats table food like he's starving to death and waits and begs when we cook. He eats his cat food and is available at all times.He's lost his muscles and isn't taking care of himself. He will not play with our other cat at all. One vet said it was his age and didn't run any test. We weren't pleased with his no action and took CC to another vet. The second vet ran all blood and urine test. All came back positive. The vet suggested xrays. We're in the hold mode because we're living on a fixed income. But will follow the vets lead, unless fellow cat lovers can't help. He stopped eating his old food so we changes his food to a senior mix which he eats. I've also checked to see if he had broken or bad teeth. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-17-2005, 07:27 PM
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Wayne, welcome to the forum, but I'm sorry you had to come here because your cat isn't doing well. You're right to be concerned, and in my opinion, you were right to go to a different vet. That cat is definitely NOT suffering from old age. It's something else. When you said his tests were positive, what were they positive for? And how are his teeth? What was the reason the vet suggested x-rays?

You were right to discontinue the people food. People food isn't proper nutrition for cats. It may taste good and fill their stomachs, but that's about it. (I could say that about big Macs, but hey, it's my stomach )

Hopefully we can come up with some ideas to help you take good care of your cat.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-17-2005, 07:51 PM
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If your cat is eating well and is still loosing weight. I would suggest having his thyroid checked. Have your vet run a T4.
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