Precious my cat problems
(Lancaster, KY, USA)
I have a 15 year old spayed cat. About 10 years ago, the vet told me she tested positive for feline leukemia. She has recently (within the last month or so) been quite withdrawn. She doesn't purr and is very lethargic. She has lost quite a bit of weight. She has also started to urinate on every throw rug she can get to, and even my bed!! She acts like she is just so stiff and tired. This past week she has stopped eating. I changed her food to wet food to try to get her to eat. She will eat only a tiny bit at a time. My family tells me she is just getting old.. She is a mostly indoor cat, but does (at least she used to) love to go out and prowl around the yard everyday. I REALLY can't afford the vet, so any suggestions would help.
Answer from Kate
I'm sorry but given your cats age, symptoms and medical history i'm afraid the only thing you can do for your cat is to take her to the vets. I think she probably has an illness which can only be treated by medication. No amount of trying to feed her up etc will work.
there are several conditions which could be causing this and it is impossible to say what it is without tests being done. unfortunately owning a cat can be expensive especially as they get older ( I know I have been there too).
I know you didn't want to hear this answer but sometimes there is only one answer no matter how much we would like there to be another way.
the sooner you can have your cat seen by a vet the better the outcome.
I hope you can find a way to get her to the vets soon.
best wishes Kate
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