So many replies and so much info!
THANK you ALL so very much!
I had brought Pooh in as she had chewed all the furr off the back of her front legs and belly.....the vet told me she was too stressed, but it never really went away. Months later, she started to lose weight, she didnt really change he eatting habits too much, I started to call her "Brittle Pooh" as he furr would just fall right out when I pet her and was so brittle/dry, she threw up often enough and never had before.
So she had blood tests and such and he told me it was her thyroid.
We had 3 options:
~ Pills (Tapazol)
~ Operation (which wasnt suggested as the small thyroid is so close and often removed bu accident)
~ Radioactive treatment.
So we are doing the pill thing, and I dont think she minds at all....treats in the morning, treats at night...what cat wouldnt want a pill? (we hide them in a tiny piece of cheese big enough to cover half a pill, or cut a hole in a kitty treat and put pill inside.)
(then theres my mom...defeating the purpose of the cheese, minds cats & house
while Im away, I call home to see how everything is....she tells me she is having quite the struggle to give Precious her pill....omg...lol...she was wrapping the pill in cheese, tackling cat...holding her on her back to get the pill down her throat....I was like "Mom....why do you think we dummy it up w/ treats.......she eats the treats?!?!?!" Doh! ) Anywho........
She no longer chews her furr off, it has all grown back. Her furr is so soft and shiny now. She is still skinny, but she eats well (should for $58.00 a piddly special bag of dry kitty food)
She is happy, playful etc....
I was thinking too, she is getting older and I didnt want to stress her out with a 2 week away from home unpleasant adventure....I kept thinking am I being mean? Am I not a good mom? Well every kitty if different, she seems to be doing good with the way she is now.
It is something to consider as I want the best for my furry little best friends.
Thanks again everyone for all the info and stories. I t has really helped me. No one where I live has ever heard of what I am talking about.