cat losing whiskers and weight

ok, my 13 year old male cat, who has always been healthy, is starting to lose weight and shed a few whiskers. I'd like to know what this can be a sign of.


Answer by Kate
Hi
well it is not unusual for older cats to lose condition and a little weight but there are also health conditions which can cause this too i.e heart problems, diabetes, thyroid problems and
cancer.

I'm not sure whether the whiskers dropping out is related to the weight loss or not but if there is something wrong then this could cause other symptoms such as this.

My advice is due to the age of the cat and the loss of weight i would definitely take him to the vets for a through check up and perhaps some tests. this is the only way to really find out the cause and hopefully if there is something wrong the earlier it can be caught the better.

i do hope he is Ok again soon

best wishes Kate

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