Help- my cat is getting so skinny . H...
Chris

Yakima, WA

#305 Mar 2, 2013
Norskejente wrote:
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Did you take the cat to the vet? There is something medically wrong with the cat. And it could be something that could be conrolled with meds. Who gave the cat an enema and cisapride? Did a vet do blood work to determine the cause of his lose of weight. Things don't sound kosher and your cat is slowly dieing. What's wrong with you. If you have taken this cat to a vet and the cats not getting better you need to switch vets. Or has your vets recommended tests and you refused. Either way things don't click with your comments. I have 21 cat and never would my animals lose that much weight and not see a vet to have the problem taken care of. You need to be more forth coming with info.
A person with 21 cats sounds like you gave a mental disorder called hoarding. How dare you be so cruel to a person that obviously cares for and loves her cat. Shame on you, you should seek help rather than lash out at strangers while hiding behind a computer monitor mrs cat lady.

“Spay and neuter your pet”

Since: Jul 07

Burnt Hills

#306 Mar 12, 2013
Chris wrote:
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A person with 21 cats sounds like you gave a mental disorder called hoarding. How dare you be so cruel to a person that obviously cares for and loves her cat. Shame on you, you should seek help rather than lash out at strangers while hiding behind a computer monitor mrs cat lady.
Chris, Did you read down for more posts. I did apologize to the woman. But all in all Chris if someone has a pet that is seriously ill, not eating or not going to the bathroom normally then this is not the place to be inquiring about your pets health. Common sense should prevail, do we get on here and ask some stranger to diagnose our medical issues or do we go to a professional, like a doctor or hospital?
BTW Chris I have been rescuing cats, dogs and wildlife for over 20 plus yrs and I work with a team of at least 8 vets. Every animal I have ever had here and the remaining 24 (actually) are all off the streets and most were extremely sick or starving. Once in my car we drive right to the vets, never coming in this house unless they have a clean bill of health first so they do not infect others already here.
Again common sense should prevail, if your pet is not acting normal or appears sick, take it to the vet.
Mark Cohan

Lowell, MA

#307 Mar 14, 2013
Calo wrote:
Hang in there Shelly. Your little sweety will let you know when it's time.
Every one we love and every pet we have has got to die one day. Its a very painful part of life. Your job is to bring love to their lives while their with you and be strong when its time to let them go. And one day there may be another little animal that will need your special love in there lives and you will do it all over again....(Thats the heart of an animal lover.)
God bless you.
Yes you are a true animal lover by what U stated here! bless you and ty for your helpful and kind words that exactly fit this to a tee! I have had many cats and many dogs I have saved and have half a dozen cats now I love and 1 pitbull too! Yes ea one that has passed has let me know when their time was up and I did what was needed for their sake not mine/ have one 16 yr old calico girl Baybins my first I have had since taking her in from a nearby tree after she climbed it and I was not sure if she could get down as she was a little kitten then pro about 3 mths old! she is getting very skinny now but eats like a horse and only wants canned prob cause its soft food! she has as pea size lump underneath her skin on one of her nipples! I want to bring her to vet but am afraid what they will tell me! but I am brining her in anyways to see if I can get meds for her to keep her heathy as long as possible! I love her and all my cats very much but esp my pittie Duke! take care and happy tails to all!
Lovely

Cambridge, UK

#308 Apr 1, 2013
Hey!
My cat is the same! He is gonna be 16 in may and he has Thyroids which is probably what your cat has, ask a vet to run some tests for thyroid and it would also be worth asking for heart murmur tests because my boy who is so skinny has also a heart murmur. I hope this helps! x

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Oops I didn't check the date but everyone else looking here in 2013 hope it helps!
charlie

Asheville, NC

#309 Apr 13, 2013
Butchs Mom wrote:
<quoted text> Thank you for the infomation, I will okk it up, Butch is such a sweet cat and he is wasting away to nothing, I really appreciate your response.:)
yea, i hear u. we've had several cats waste away over a few months and get so sick and skinny they were put down.. i think it's the gmo in the food.. they were from different litters, healthy enough and they just start getting skinny and then subsist on the edge of life.. wtf
Jose

UK

#310 Apr 14, 2013
My cat is old and this week i noticed he has lost alot of weight rapidly and finding it hard to move around and hes not eating as much and he keeps meowing like crying

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Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#311 Apr 14, 2013
When your cat suddenly loses weight, it's almost certainly a medical problem needing a vet's expertise as soon as possible.

Instead of crying on Topix about a too-skinny cat, get your cat to a vet ASAP.
Unreal

Baldwinsville, NY

#313 Apr 25, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
When your cat suddenly loses weight, it's almost certainly a medical problem needing a vet's expertise as soon as possible.
Instead of crying on Topix about a too-skinny cat, get your cat to a vet ASAP.
That's real nice. Someone asking for advice for their cat and another armchair psychologist puts down a person asking for help!["Instead of crying on Topic, blah, blah, blah"] You have no idea what this person's financial status is. With all the job cuts/closings/and layoff's, it's quite possible that this person used go take the cat go the vet every time it hiccupped and never batted an eye about the vet bill. It's also quite possible that this person has now, like many, many others, fallen on hard times and is grasping at straws trying go figure out a way to help the cat they love without going into hock any deeper than they already are. Everyone here knows that their cat(s) should be taken to a vet when things go sour. Try putting yourself in the letter-writers shoes for a moment and show some compassion once in awhile!!!

“Spay and neuter your pet”

Since: Jul 07

Burnt Hills

#314 May 13, 2013
Unreal wrote:
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That's real nice. Someone asking for advice for their cat and another armchair psychologist puts down a person asking for help!["Instead of crying on Topic, blah, blah, blah"] You have no idea what this person's financial status is. With all the job cuts/closings/and layoff's, it's quite possible that this person used go take the cat go the vet every time it hiccupped and never batted an eye about the vet bill. It's also quite possible that this person has now, like many, many others, fallen on hard times and is grasping at straws trying go figure out a way to help the cat they love without going into hock any deeper than they already are. Everyone here knows that their cat(s) should be taken to a vet when things go sour. Try putting yourself in the letter-writers shoes for a moment and show some compassion once in awhile!!!
Unreal, Sorry hard times or not they should take their pets to the vet. I have had hard times myself by I always find a way to pay the bill. Think about this, how do you expect anyone here to diagnose the cat without an exam and equipment to get the correct diagnoses? If your pet is truly sick, please don't waste time here but get it to a vet asap, their life depends on it.
Donny in Port Orchard

United States

#315 Jul 8, 2013
Hi Butches mom! Man the only thing i can think of is "worms". U said somthin bout stool sample, well the vets sometime suck, heh they sure kill us on thier billing...stupid, there otta b MORE PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT DONATE MORE TIME TO HELPING DESPERATE PEOPLE IN NEED OF VET HELP...AFTER ALL, THESE LITTLE FURY GUYS R EVERY BIT OF IMPORTANT TO US, I FEEL AND I KNOW IM NOT ALONE!! Anyway they could have missed worms and thats what its soundin like...they have medicine at the local Safeway u can add to Butches food...lols thats what im doing now!...he'll b fine!:)))
sad

United States

#316 Jul 24, 2013
My cat of 20 yrs is just skin and bones 10 yrs ago he had kidney failure I took him to the vet for treatment they told me he might live another yr now he can barely jump up on a chair yells after he does should I send him to heaven or wait for God to decide love him so much
Jess

Danville, CA

#317 Jul 24, 2013
Only you can decide that. If he's eating, that tells me he's still in the game.
lindsey

Washington, PA

#318 Aug 4, 2013
Butchs Mom wrote:
<quoted text> Thank you for the infomation, I will okk it up, Butch is such a sweet cat and he is wasting away to nothing, I really appreciate your response.:)
this was dropped off and is skinny we tryed feeding it, but it wont eat and i dont think your theory is correct
lindsey

Washington, PA

#319 Aug 4, 2013
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Teresa

Kingston, NY

#320 Aug 13, 2013
I am having the same issue with my cat just wasting away. My Kazzi is 13 years old, and is still eating, drinking, using the litter properly, but at her prime she was 12-14 pounds. Now she is about 6 and all skin and bones. She just went running off of my bed and threw up, but did not throw up any food. I tried to comfort her after, but she didn't want me to pick her up. I think she must have felt some pain after she threw up. So I am calling my vet in the morning to see what he thinks. She is even lighter than my oldest cat who is almost 18 years old. I would ask my veterinarian if he would consider doing the euthanasia at home when the time does come.. she hasn't ever been sick or really gone to the vet except long time ago to get her shots. My vet said he wouldn't be able to treat her if she did get sick because she reacted so violently to being at the vet. So we had a vet that did home visits do shots and check up a couple more times. Then we just let her be, since she is an indoor cat anyway. So, anyway, it may be a thyroid thing, since I had another cat just like her who got a thyroid problem and wasted away as well. Hope some of you are finding ways to help your kitties get well. Oh, now she is sitting behind me purring. Maybe she will come snuggle back in bed with me now!
GClarke

Fallon, NV

#321 Aug 26, 2013
Laura wrote:
Our cat is 14 or so and appears very healthy - eats regularly his high quality food that is always out for him plus some snacks, poops at least daily etc. But he is getting very thin. Should we be concerned or make an effort to fatten him up?
my cat name is Rodney now I'm calling bones.
every 25 years old is December and skinny as a rail
he wants it all the time and I give them food as much as I can.
I think it's too late for a vet he's way too old.
I love the little guy to pieces he doesn't seem to be in any pain.
all I want to do is eat but he's not gain any weight..
does anyone have any ideas?
Wee
nina

United States

#323 Sep 16, 2013
I found a cat in my backyard yesterday skin and bones and its to weak to walk but he pures wen I pet him n he doesn't want to eat and I just been tryna give him kitten milk but no progress what should I give him?????

Since: Sep 08

United States

#324 Sep 18, 2013
Nina...
Constant outdoor cats especially when they are not someones pet are lucky to live 2 to 5 years. Feline Leukemia of any of the three forms of it or Feline AIDS are both definite possibilities you might want to check into. They are both transmitted mainly through fighting and not wanting to eat is one of the symptoms of both. Both are fatal in cats on one of the forms of Feline Leukemia does not kill as fast as the other two but all are contagious to other cats no matter what the form. Feline AIDs cannot be transmitted to humans though in the same family of virus but is species specific.

Since: Sep 08

United States

#325 Sep 18, 2013
G Clarke...
I have three cats. Foofy... my oldest is now 18 and is now very very thin. She has Chronic Renal Failure now. She is one special Renal food from her vets and now is supposed to be on Sub Q fluids. She hates the needle every other day. I stopped doing it since her vets say it really may or may not prolong her life for any great length of time anyway.

Cats do such a good job of hiding ANY illness because in the wild they have to avoid predators... if your cat IS sick... your cat will do anything and everything to hide it even from YOU. When Kidney failure starts to happen... sixty to seventy percent of their Kidney function is already GONE. At age 14... Kidney failure is not unusual.

Since: Sep 08

United States

#326 Sep 18, 2013
Teresa...
If you do end up having to put your fur baby to sleep... there is a site you might want to visit if you've never heard of it. It's called rainbowbridge.com . It's a site for all the people who have lost their fur babies or who are about to lose their fur babies. I hope that some of the poems you will read on that site will definitely make you feel better.

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