We've had our cat since about 1994 so she is 14-15 years old now.
She's always been an absolutely healthy cat, at one point she did a disappearing act for 2 years and we thought she'd gone, but then she returned one day (she returned shortly after a person down the road died, we still wonder to this day whether or not that person took her in, and then she decided to return when there was no company there)
Anyway today she doesn't seem well at all, she seems to have rapidly gone down hill. We notice she hasn't done anything in the litter tray at all, she is mainly an indoor cat, so she wouldn't have done it outside, we have two other cats one of whom she really doesn't get on with so she spends most of the time indoors.
About a month ago she let all her fur go matted at the back, but has since removed that.
Now she is sat on the bed purring all the time, looking at her rib cage she seems very thin and one side is really pressed in and she miaows if you touch that side.
When you watch her stomach area you can see it is rapidly pulsating in and out, in time with the purring.
She also hasn't eaten or drank much today, the only thing she's eaten is a tiny amount of tuna, and some of the tuna brine for a drink. Normally she loves tuna and would finish the tuna off quite quickly, but she's left most of the tuna and just took one or two small bites.
Anyone any idea what could be wrong with our beloved little feline?
Answer by Kate
Darren, what are you waiting for. you must take your cat to the vet for a check up. these symptoms are impossible to diagnose without an examination. She could have many different things wrong with her, but whatever it is it does not sound good and she needs to be seen promptly by a vet.
Weight loss can be a sign of so many things ranging from thyroid issues to heart problems to digestive problems.
best wishes kate
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