cat losing weight and shedding

by Gayle
(Alvin, Texas)

We have a cat that stays outside all of the time. He is probably about 3 years old. He has lost weight suddenly, and he is shedding badly. I see no signs of fleas or him scratching,(we use Advantage). He seems to be eating OK. Any ideas ?

Thanks

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Hi
Loss of weight can be a sign of several different conditions which can only be diagnosed after blood work. Some of the possibilities are:
cat-thyroid

feline-heart-disease.html

feline-diabetes.html

But don't let these scare you it may be none of these and even if it were they are treatable. I'm afraid a visit to your vets is in order.

Hope your cat is better soon

Kate

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