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Thread: Senior Cat questions

  1. #11
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    Feb 2010
    Keene, New Hampshire
    I lost my lovely Lulu when she was 23 and had complete kidney failure
    I'm glad you're having yours checked by the vet

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    Power Poster nativetexan's Avatar
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    Feb 2009
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    My mama cat was skinny when we got her but she eats almost anything and always eats first!! we also have her two girls and she must compete with them, she thinks. i feed them Science Diet and a small can of Fancy Feast in the mornings. The Vet says she is fine but she's only about 7 yrs old and having trouble jumping up high places and down again. her girls are fine.

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    Senior Member janegb's Avatar
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    Sep 2011
    Beautiful Jensen Beach, FL
    I had two cats that got fat, and they both developed Diabetes Mellitis. Really sad. They started drinking a lot of water, thats when I noticed it. I don't let my cats overeat these days. Best to get yours to the vet and get her checked out. I hope she will be OK.

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    May 2008
    Quote Originally Posted by Ccorazone View Post
    I had a senior cat ( age 14). He kept loosing weight, so much so that you could see all of his bones. Vet said older cats tend to have thyroid problems and my had a hyperthyroid which increased his metabolism beyond control. Heart beat was over 200 and he died of either a heart attack or a stroke which vet said would happen.
    Old cat has been on medication for hyperthyroidism for several years. He's lived with us for over 17 years now -

  5. #15
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    Jun 2011
    I lost my cat last weekend. He lost weight until you could see his backbone and hip bones. He had diabetes. Signals of the disease for him were, drank lots, urine is sticky, urinated way too much. We pumped him up with a few pounds but after six months of twice daily insulin shots and begging him to eat we think he had a stroke. I force fed him many a day. My daughters cat also has diabetes. He is a chub. Guess that disease can go either way. Vet is the only answer.

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