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Q: Is my cat in any pain???

November 18, 2008 | By MISSTAMMY | 14 answers | Expired: 1965 days ago

MISSTAMMY

I have a wonderful 19 yr old cat and i am trying to figure out if she is in pain. she has lost half her body weight and throws up after almost every meal. she still can get up and with the help of stairs, can get down from the bed to go to the litter box but her legs are very weak. she still purrs alot but every morning and sometimes at night she lets out these bellowing meows. i am hoping its because she is just hungry from throwing up and not trying to tell me she is hurting. if anyone can offer advice please let me know.

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Charise
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Nov 18, 2008

This is a question that should go straight to a vet. Nineteen year old cats have health problems, but only a trained vet can adequately diagnose the problem and determine if your cat is in pain.

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Liz C.
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Nov 18, 2008

I think only a vet is qualified to answer that question. If you are asking it, you should be taking her there, quickly.

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Julee C.
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Nov 19, 2008

I had a dog live to be 17 years old. Sometimes, it takes awhile to notice a change in behavior, and we SO want it to be just part of the aging process. However, anytime a living thing starts wasting (losing noticable weight), they need to go to a doc, or in this case, a vet. I probably should have taken my Precious (see journal entry) in to say good-bye a year before I worked up the courage to do so. I kept hoping she would go in her sleep. 19 years is a long time. Sometimes, we just have to let go...Good luck and my prayers are with you. Julee

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