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Q: What is wrong w/ my 18 year old female cat?

October 19, 2008 | By Sabrea97 | 15 answers | Expired: 2147 days ago

Sabrea97

she eats constantly and is losing weight. she also has a gag/cough that she will do every now and then.

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Anonymous
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Oct 19, 2008

Take your cat to the vet immediately to find out the cause of her weight loss & cough. There are a lot of things that can affect a senior cat & cause these kinds of symptoms or variations of them: hypothyroidism, diabetes, renal failure or other kidney disease, inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, the list goes on. Most of these ailments have a good prognosis with the proper treatment & your cat can live out her life feeling well & being happy. I am caring for a 14yo cat in renal failure right now. As long as she stays on the proper diet & takes her meds she is feeling fine for now.

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lorraine B.
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Oct 19, 2008

I agree with everyone get her to a vet,my cat was lossing weight too at 18 it turn out she had a Hypothyroid the vet put her on meds she lined til 20 without the med she would have die sooner,get her to a vet soon, good luck

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Loishill
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Oct 20, 2008

I wonder if you have changed food lately? When we moved Bo kitty from other food to Purina one, he lost a lot of weight. I'd still take him to the vet, if you can.

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