I need help making my 17 year old cat comfy
My 17 year old cat
My 17 year old cat, Boy, has been acting very wierd lately. I am very worried about him. He just had blood work and everything is normal except for his thyroid which has been a problem for the last 3 years. He has been on thyroid medication that the doctor upped about a month ago when the last blood work came back. He used to sleep all the time and now he wont stop pacing and meowing so loudly like he is in pain. I am thinking it might be his med and I am going to take 1/4 of tab off of one of his doses,he takes 3/4 of 5mg tab of Methimazole 2x a day. I am worried it might be something worse. He is very old and I love him so much it is going to be very hard to wake up each day without him but I refuse to keep him alive if he is suffering. I rescued a 2 year old cat from a very abusive home 2 years ago and she has become very attached to me. No one else can pet her and she gets very very jealous if she sees me giving Boy too much attention. He perked up a lot after he got use to not being the only kitty anymore. Lately he has been biting her and she has been following him around a lot like she is keeping an eye on him. I am going to talk to my vet tomorrow about this. I love my vet, she is amazing but I always like having several opinions on what people think might be the problem. Thank you
i don't think it his his meds. My cat was on thyroid meds for years and it is very important to keep them on the proper dose as it regulates the condition which can get out of hand suddenly if the meds are not given properly.
it is more likely to be due to his age and the fact that he is not feeling his usual self.
Please see my page about older cats and how there behavior can changehttp://www.our-happy-cat.com/senior-cat.html
Unfortunately at 17 things do start to go wrong more often and your totally right you have to balance the situation with whether or not your cats quality of life is good or bad. Hard I know but as you know as a pet owner it is something we have to be brave about.
Speak to your vet again and see what she think, she is in the best position to give you a truthful answer as to how your cat is etc.
best wishes Kate
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