Cat losing weight and pulling at fur, is she sick?
Angel my cat
I've had my cat, Angel, since she was about 2 months old, and she's now somewhere between 7 and 8 years. We are very attached to eat other, which is why I'm concerned about her health. Around late-June, I left with my sister on vacation with my grandma in another country, which left Angel under the care of my parents. Returning a month later, I saw a great weight change in her. I'm certain that my parents fed her well, because they are as animal-loving as I am, so I figured the reason was that perhaps she'd been distraught by my sudden disappearance and had in result not eaten as much? Other than her weight loss, she also began pulling out her fur, and she now has patches of hair missing from her sides and back. I thought maybe it was the change in season since she is a long haired cat, but she seemed to be losing more hair than last year. And then one night I woke up to her regurgitating on my floor. It's not the first time she regurgitated since my return, and I've since found puke in many corners. It's evident she can't keep her food down, but why? Is there any possible reason for all these symptoms?
Well the combination of weight loss and hair pulling and vomiting would suggest that there may be something more wrong than just anxiety due to the change in your cats routine etc.
Hair pulling is a sign of anxiety but can be caused due to the fact that cat may be feeling unwell. Weight loss can be a symptom of several possible illnesses, such as diabetes feline-diabetes.html
, heart conditions feline-heart-disease.html
, cat thyroid problems cat-thyroid
I would suggest that your best course of action is to take her to see a vet for a check up. Some blood work may have to be done to determine the cause of your cats distress.
The sooner a diagnosis can be made the better the outcome. Let’s hope that your cat is back to her old self soon
Best wishes kate
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