I have a sick kitty help

by Peter


Our family cat is at the ol' age of 18. Even though she is old, she has still been full of life, maybe more lazy than she used to be but the same ol' cat.
Within about 2 weeks, she's gotten to look very very tired. She has stopped eating, only drinking. She has lost patches of skin, one on her underbelly where some sort of scab has developed and now hair-loss appears on her foot. Also I believe she has been urinating in odd places.
Does this sound like some sort of treatable illness or has she just taken a turn for the worse in her old age. It just seems so very sudden.

Answer by Kate
It is difficult to say whether this can be treated or not without having her fully examined by a vet. Sometimes these age related illnesses can strike from nowhere and hit hard of a a sudden, I have seen it before.

As she is not eating it really does sound rather nasty and it may just be that her time has come but until you know for sure you need to assume that it may be able to be treated and so the sooner you can get her to the vets the better.

best wishes Kate

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