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reecespieces
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From:Windsor, CT USA
Registered: Jan 2004

posted 01-06-2004 06:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for reecespieces     Edit/Delete Message
my fixed indoor female cat is 17 and recently has commenced to howl seveal times day and night and seems to not groom her stomach well (scraggly belly) She has also dropped 30% of body weight in last 6 months.
not skeletal but thin now. Appetite and BM's seem normal. Urination is normal

Any opinons

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Samsintentions
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From:Columbus, Tx ,USA
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posted 01-06-2004 06:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Samsintentions     Edit/Delete Message
You mentioned she wsa fixed right??
Did you used to have a kitty friend for her? Perhaps she is lonely and looking for some more attention.

IT could be that she's got arthritis and it hurts her to groom in certain places. I would watch her for a few days, and make sure she continues to eat and drink and deficate and urinate normally. If anything changes, she could be going through some medical problem and I would then commence to taking her to the vet to have a health check.

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Chessmind
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posted 01-06-2004 08:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chessmind     Edit/Delete Message
Hello. Welcome to the site. I agree with what Samsintentions said. Also, perhaps cats, like people get a little nutty in their old age. 17 is an old kitty.

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Chessmind
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posted 01-06-2004 09:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chessmind     Edit/Delete Message
One more thing. I had my previous kitty for 20.5 years. Around 18 years she started having problems with her teeth and the vet said it was probably difficult for her to eat hard food. So, I gave her quality soft food until she passed away. She had to go now and again to get her teeth cleaned and looked at, but she did a lot better on just the soft food.

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Yahdah
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From:Sydney,NSW,Australia
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posted 01-07-2004 01:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Yahdah     Edit/Delete Message
personally I would suspect a thyroid problem. Have a vet examine her carefully, and feel for a thyroid. these symptoms sound very much like an over active thyroid.

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