My cats noticable fur licking compulsion and loss of weight.

by josh nathan
(auckland City, New Zealand)

my persian cat has recently had a huge change in its behaviour. it has recently stopped meowing as much (which was anoying but normal), has been ignoring meals and has loss alot of weight, is constantly licking its fur and leaving syliva streak marks all over its coat even straight after a good brush, and lastly its been sleeping in odd places (bathroom sink, full washing basket, in cardboard boxes) and is leaving this dark rusty reminense everywhere. i am deeply considering the vetinarian, but would appreciate some trusty advice aswell.

the cat's backround is not normal. the cat was abandoned by its original ownwers. it was on the street for a few weeks. so my mother took it in. it use to be super affectionate and vibrant. but ever since my mother took it in it seemed what could only be described as depressed. my mother recently moved house and could not keep the cat so i took it in about 3 months ago. it was settling in uintil about 1 month ago this behaviour started. note: we recently had our garden weed sprayed aswell, could this have something to do with it? the age and sex is unknown.


Answer by Kate
My first response is to definately get him checked by a vet as soon as possible. if a cat goes of its food then it could be feeling unwell. It may have digested something which has casued problems inside. the loss of weight is very worrying too.

Often a cats behavior is a sign of illness as this is their way of expressing discomfort or feeling ill.

I really wouldn't delay in the trip to the vets, it is better to be safe than sorry.

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