Need Help - Weight Loss, Lethargy, Unstable
While searching the internet for possible causes of my cat's health problems I ran across your site.
I took my 11 year old cat to the vet a couple of weeks ago after I noticed that she had become much less active, was sleeping frequently and seemed to have dialated pupils. The vet ran comprehensive blood tests on her and found nothing that would cause concern. He thought at first that she was totally blind but the next day he reported she was following his hand so she could see. Her pupils seemed to return to normal after a couple of days.
I thought she was out of the woods because her behavior seemed to return to normal. But, in the last day or so she has started to detoriate again. She sleeps constantly and doesn't get up very often. She goes to the food bowl but only picks at the food. She has lost weight and it has become apparent. Her coat is off - dull. She gets agitated when I run my hand near her tail. Her walk seems unsteady and she hesitates before jumping on the couch.
The vet mentioned the possibility of a neurological disorder including a brain tumor. She's strictly indoors so I don't think it's any sort of poison (I take many precautions when cleaning). Does anyone have any thoughts?? I plan to take her to the vet on Monday but wondered if anyone has had similar experiences.