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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-30-2019, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Cancer or just muscle degeneration

My 18 year old cat has no fat on his back or sides and Vet says it might just be muscle waste due to his age or cancer.

Can anyone tell me what they say it isi?\\

He still goes on walks with my brother almost every day and sometimes 2x a day!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-31-2019, 06:53 AM
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My experience says a cat that age may indeed lose the fat on back and sides, muscle waste. It's easy to feel the backbone, and somehow such a cat feels more fragile to me (in my hands). It may be gravity, everything sags, and the looseness of the skin in old age (loss of good strong connective tissue). Am there myself, my own body. Pfffft.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-31-2019, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Muscle degerarion or cancer

THANK YOU SO MUCH! <LOL> I am there too! <SOB>

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-31-2019, 06:35 PM
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Heh. Yes, it's kinda discouraging....

That said, do be aware that there are things that can make a cat look and feel (to the touch) *old* - one is thyroid issues, another is kidney issues... Bad stuff can happen in old age, something has to be "the end". But as long as the cat is happy, eating, sleeping, pooping, mabye a bit of play - well, what are we to do?

I hope we can all age gracefully. And plan ahead for when the end times come.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-03-2019, 08:33 PM
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My oldest cat currently is in his 15th year, and has "muscle waste" too and has no fat on his back or hip bones either, like he did in earlier years. He just had a vet checkup, blood work, etc. and is all OK. He's still active and strong, and his 4 y.o. cat friend Fitty Pisky keeps him on his toes, and the two often have races up and down the stairs.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-04-2019, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you all of you! Ben can't really play as he got too fat (vet never warned me) and his retina detached BUT each night I HAVE to play tug of war with him. He IS eating pretty good but does not care for the RX food.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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cat is old and wek

My BELOVED Benji is 17 or 18 years old and VERY weak. He seems to be in good health other wise but I read somewhere there is some thing you can give a cat to prevent them from being so weak.

Can anyone help me find it?

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 07:02 PM
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In order to treat it you have to know what’s causing it, and it could be hundreds of things. If you treat the wrong one it could kill the cat. Please take your cat to the vet immediately.


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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-08-2019, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you! He was at the vet and his bloodwork is the best it has ever been!
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