Cat Has Stopped Eating?

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I have a "very" thin cat. She is approximately 13 years old. She won't eat anything, but pate cat food. The vet says he can't find anything wrong with her.


Does anyone out there have any advice on what I can get her to eat that will put some weight on her? She looks terrible. Her coat is all matted so I have to keep trimming it and I have to give her hairball stuff all the time, because she gets constipated.

She is hungry all the time, but can only eat a small amount at one feeding, or she throws up. So I feed her every half hour during the day. I took her to 2 different vets and they both said they couldn't find any problems, no tooth troubles, no digestive problems, and no signs of diabetes or any other diseases. She is really thin and throws up a lot. Any suggestions as to what her problem might be would also be appreciated. Thanks guys.

By Dena Roberts from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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February 23, 20100 found this helpful

I am sorry to tell you but I think the vets you've seen are nuts and hope they haven't charged you a small fortune! My first cat as an adult, Niki, displayed the same behaviors and symptoms and she ended up passing away from liver disease when she was 14 :-(


In hind sight I was in denial and relying on the vet saying he didn't see anything wrong :-( Is your baby's poopy a very small amount compared to a month or more ago? Does her poopy look like a not normal color, sort of light and is sort of dried out?

It was finally a day before I had to send her to heaven that she came up to me crying and the inside of her ears were an orange color. I picked her up and looked inside her mouth and it was orange colored too :-( I knew then that there was no hope so I took her to bed with me, as usual, and cuddled her until the next morning when I took her to the vet who should have known originally this was what was happening and had to have him put her out of her pain :-(

Another baby who was a rescue, Kitten, was only about three years old and had similar symptoms but when she threw up it was black :-( Turns out that she had cancer and the black was blood bile :-(


So sorry if I am giving you a possible sad review for your baby but it's best if you're prepared :-( Perhaps seek one more opinion knowing this information?


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February 24, 20100 found this helpful

Please take your baby to the Vet asap! I have worked for a veterinarian for over 27 years. Please have all the lab work done, this sounds like a thyroid problem to me but please go the the Vet. Good luck

March 2, 20100 found this helpful

Hi. Please take your cat to another vet ASAP. Time is not on your cat's side. She probably has fatty liver disease which is 75% curable if treated early and aggressively. You need to get a blood panel ran, and your cat needs to be force fed either by feeding tube or syringe several times a day. Vomiting is normal for cats with fatty liver disease. I lost my 3 year old cat to this disease last October and am still missing him.


My vet wasn't familiar with this disease and didn't run a blood panel right away when I first took him in, and when they finally diagnosed him it was too late to save him. If I had taken him to a vet who was familiar with fatty liver he would be here today, so get your cat to another vet today.

April 19, 20100 found this helpful

My elderly cat was like yours.The vet told me to put his wet food in the microwave very briefly so it was warm but not too hot for him to eat.She said it helps as the cat may not be able to smell the food otherwise.Make sure it is at a safe temperature.The vet also reminded me that if a cat were in the wild it would hunt for its food which would not be cold.


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