cat losing weight and over grooming
by Teresa Engle
My cat is losing weight over past month, and seems to be licking his hair off. Now he acts like he has a cold and his eyes look funny. But he's still eating and playing like normal
Answer by Kate
I am not a vet and so cannot give you a diagnosis. However your cat definitely sounds ill. Your cat should not be losing weight at this rate and the over grooming could also be a sign of anxiety in your cat and if they are not feeling well this could be the cause.
I would recommend that you get your cat to a vet as soon as possible. weight loss can happen very quickly, i know from my own cat who by the time she visited the vet was not only losing fat from her body but also muscle. in her case it was a thyroid problem, happily she is now back to her old self after treatment.
best wishes kate
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