Weight loss Loss of appetite Ravenous appetite Rapid breathing Increased effort/heaving-like breathing Vomiting
Coughing Sneezing Loose stool Frequent trips to the litter box Increased thirst Excessive grooming with fur loss
Sometimes owners put off a vet exam in an older cat that has become thin because they are afraid of what they might hear; however, many diseases causing weight loss are highly treatable, especially if seen early. Timely treatment can also greatly improve the quality of life for the cat.
All cats 9 years of age and older should have annual blood and urine tests. It is important to remember that they can't tell us when it hurts and they hide pain well. They rely on you for regular care and routine examinations to catch problems early, before they become life threatening.
For your cat's sake, book an appointment, without delay, to ensure your cat's well being.
Please call us at 250-881-1218 and we will be happy to schedule an appointment.