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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-19-2013, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Worried owner - behavior and exposed tailbone

Hello all.. I've registered on here to talk abouts cat Molly, we've had Molly for 10 years, she was from a rescue centre so we don't know exactly how old she is. Recently she's started behaving very strangely, she's incredibly thin even though she's eating and drinking. She's sick a lot but to be fair she always has been sickly, certain cat foods don't agree with her etc, and she's also started going to the toilet in the house, this seems to be by choice as it happens randomly and more often when we are not in the house ( we have a cat flap). Finally today I've noticed the most frightening thing.. Most of her tail bone is exposed!! She's most definitely not a fighting cat so my guess in that she's possibly done this to herself, she seems fairly happy in herself and isn't showing any pain, I'm taking her to the vets first thing but in the mean time I would really appreciate any help, personally I don't think she is I'll I think she might be stressed?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-20-2013, 11:40 PM
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Oh my goodness! Is it the tip of her tail?
This doesn't sound good to me...I'm glad you're going to get her to the Vet!
Let us know what the Vet had to say...
All paws crossed for Molly!

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It takes much more than stress to lose a large amount of weight AND to have exposed bone! Something serious is going on here, and the sooner she sees the vet the better


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I'd get blood work done on her for the being thin. My male started to get thin and he is 13. He has early kidney disease and has to have low phosphorus food. He also needed a dental cleaning. Yesterday and today wand't eating much and had to bring him in for help. His dental is Friday and hopefully after that he is good but I had no idea his teeth were bad or about the kidney thing. I thought I read peeling out of the box had something to do with that or a uti? I have no idea what the tail is from and never heard of that before. Is she chewing at herself? Fleas, allergies, anxiety?
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Poor Molly and poor you! How scary for you. I really hope your kitty gets better, please post an update and let us know how she is doing.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-21-2013, 02:43 PM
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I hope the vet can help you figure out what is going on. Blood tests are definitely in order to help determine what is happening health wise. Request copy of the results so you can posts the values here, from the blood tests.

Lots of things can happen to an out door cat. Maybe his tail got caught in something? Infection could set in fast. Keep us posted as to what you find at the vet. Bless you for adopting a rescue. Maybe this kitty needs an indoor only life now!
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What have you found out? Update?

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How is poor Molly now?!

I just read this thread for the first time! That's scary that her tail bone is exposed!
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-28-2013, 10:21 PM
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How is Molly? I hope you've found an answer...poor girl...

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