Cat losing weight and staring at water bowl.
by Narcissie Menefee
I have a very old Persian cat that I rescued about 10 yrs ago just before they were going to put her to sleep at the shelter. She has been pretty healthy once we got her some weight on and defleed. My problem is this, about a weelk or so ago she started to slow down on her eating and the last few day's(and nights) she just sits at her water dish and cries. I picked her up last night and was shocked at how thin she has gotten. I am 60 yrs old and trying to raise my two granddaughters ages 3 and 4 so I pretty much have my hands full. I am ashamed that it took me this long to see is so ill. I really can't afford a vet right now as my husband has been out of work since before Christmas but I really don't know what to do and I am so afraid she is dying. Any help will be taken and as soon as I can afford it I will be happy to purchase your book or make a donation. Thank you so very much.
Answer by Kate
I completely understand your current situation, many people are finding themselves in the same situation. unfortunately there are not many things you can treat at home cheaply and in this case given that your cat is very old it could be that she is coming to the end of her life and may be suffering from any number of possible illnesses from cancer, heart trouble, thyroid issues etc and only a vet could diagnose and treat for these.
It may be that you will have to pay fro a consultation vet fee and get his candid opinion on her condition. If he is a good vet then he should be frank with your and let you know if he feels that it due to her age or if there is an illness involved and that it would be worth treating or not given her age etc. tell him your current financial difficulties and he should give you a full explanation of possible causes and treatment etc. A consultation fee should only be around £40 (thats what i pay here in the UK)
I do hope you can find a way to take her to the vets as she definitely does sound rather unwell.
best wishes Kate
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