Do you think my cat has a permanent disease?

by Karla
(CA)

My cat is over 10 years old and has been farting watery food colored poop, for a while doesn't fully sit on her butt, tends to eat more often than before but is thinner. She continues to do her ordinary routine and doesn't show signs of pain but those indicated above.


IS THIS A SIGN OF OLD AGE AND CHANGE OF A DIET OR IS THIS A SIGN OF A MORE PERMANENT DISEASE, KIDNEY FAILURE, FIV?

If it is a permanent disease, I couldn't afford to pay to keep her to suffer and would prefer to put her to sleep. But if it is affordalbe to get an answer on what is going on then I would be able to help her.

Reply
Hi
well unfortunately without a proper diagnosis you are unable to tell whether or not the treatment will be a costly one. Your vet will be able to diagnose any problems and explain the costs etc and then you can decide.

From her symptoms it is impossible to say what could be wrong. It may be a dimple case or rather a nasty case of cat diarrhea. see my pages about this for more information

http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-diarrhea.html

the weight loss could be caused by the fact that her body is not able to keep hold of her food nutrients because of the diarrhea.

i wouldn't suspect the worse at this stage.i have had old cats before and in my experience most things are treatable and not at great expense. But as I say you do need to get a proper diagnosis first, the cost of a vet check up and then you can decide.

best wishes kate

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