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Old 09-04-2007, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Rochester Hills, MI
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Anybody got info about any new things they can give a cat to "add weight"? I dont see anything over the counter at the Pet supply stores; Just like humans can take things/supplements to 'increase appetite' there should be something for the cat?
My vet (during the oral surg visit) just seemed to wave off my concerns, agreeing with me ...actually used the words..."yea, she has sort of a boney-butt".... And left it at that. But I was so concerned with Esther's abscessed fang & back molar,,,,that we just did the Labs (showing that she could tolerate the IV) anesthesia well, and she had NO chronic diseases.
I'm not satisfied the "she is just old" explanation. That would justify the decreased activity/play levels. However, her increased water intake, eating only tbl. at a time; skinny hanging belly...She is domestic Tuxedo, long-haired, so its hard to tell, until you actually start petting or feeling her bones, spinal-vertebrae, & hips. I believe she has some hip problems i.e. dysplaia, or arthritis...due to her slowly re=positioning when taking naps, she gets up to turn, frequently (even on a soft bed surface). I feel for her. Want to get some shots, perhaps steroids,,,they certainly made me ravenous when I had the Prednisone pills, and shots...

Guess I will try to make me vet see this side of my concerns. Anybody else have similar issues?
THANKS MUCH FOR FEEDBACK
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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I would monitor her increased water in-take. I had my cat in over the weekend (she's 15) and the vet said if her water in-take increased, it could signal a kidney problem. I'd look for another vet.
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Old 09-10-2007, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Rochester Hills, MI
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I would monitor her increased water in-take. I had my cat in over the weekend (she's 15) and the vet said if her water in-take increased, it could signal a kidney problem. I'd look for another vet.
Yes, I thought about the kidney or urinary issues when she started taking in more water; but that comes with age (was told by most). And since she IS VOIDING along with the increase, I figure that the kidneys are not shutting down. As yrs. ago I lost my male Siamese to urinary/bladder problems. He would jump straight up, cry, and you could tell that it hurt him. At that time, they didn't have all thse modern tests & exams for stones, uric acid crystals, etc.
So, I guess I will just try and keep giving her variety of things, lots of times, talk baby talk about "Oh, yeah ma, deee-lish"....she loves that talk. Ahhh, dont tell me nobody else talks to theirs, eh? :-)
She understands too, tone of voice or what I'm saying? I'm not sure.
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