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    They say cat owners don't take their pets to the Vets as much as dog owners. I must be the exception.

    I think my two cats have changed roles. The older, resident cat, was the dominant one when I brought my kitty home. I think the roles have reversed...I don't know if this is a reason, but my older cat is not himself. He has lost considerable weight...I can feel his spinal bones. He was always a fat cat...he's not anymore. He is only about 2 years old. I quarantined him yesterday to the bathroom and gave him his own litter box and canned food and water. He didn't touch any of it. He's lethargic, he moans and never moves from his spot. Very unlike him.

    So I made an appt. with the vet and taking him tomorrow. I have no idea what could be wrong.:(
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    Hawkgirl ...

    I am by no means a cat expert, but ... have had several cats in my lifetime.

    Some, much like humans, have anger and jealousy issues, and will show it in different ways.

    Am glad that you are taking him to the vet first, you can't lose by doing this.

    My 2 cents, for what it is worth ... don't isolate the 2 year old, he is the one that seems to need attention the most from you at the moment.

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    I had a cat that stopped eating. Stopped drinking water. Stopped going to the bathroom. She got very dehydrated. I knew something was wrong after she missed a couple of meals because I figure cats have relatively tiny stomachs, so they must eat regularly. She would just sit by me doing nothing. I took her to the vet. Turned out she had some kind of kidney failure. So ... I lost her. She was only about 6 years old.

    I felt so bad because there was nothing I could do. I certainly hope yours is not suffering a similar fate.
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    Hope your cat is alright when she goes to the vet. I know nothing about cats, so can only wish you well.
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    Well it doesn't look like anything serious. He has an upper respiratory infection. So the vet is keeping him overnight and going to give him IV fluids and a shot of antibiotics. He is going to do a blood test to make sure there are no organ systemic issues. I get those results in the morning. He had an xray and it didn't show any masses or lesions. He was also tested for FIV and feline leukemia and they both came out negative as well.

    I go pick him tomorrow and hopefully the blood test is negative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkgirl View Post
    Well it doesn't look like anything serious. He has an upper respiratory infection. So the vet is keeping him overnight and going to give him IV fluids and a shot of antibiotics. He is going to do a blood test to make sure there are no organ systemic issues. I get those results in the morning. He had an xray and it didn't show any masses or lesions. He was also tested for FIV and feline leukemia and they both came out negative as well.

    I go pick him tomorrow and hopefully the blood test is negative.
    Good, the respiratory part really had me worried.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkgirl View Post
    They say cat owners don't take their pets to the Vets as much as dog owners. I must be the exception.

    I think my two cats have changed roles. The older, resident cat, was the dominant one when I brought my kitty home. I think the roles have reversed...I don't know if this is a reason, but my older cat is not himself. He has lost considerable weight...I can feel his spinal bones. He was always a fat cat...he's not anymore. He is only about 2 years old. I quarantined him yesterday to the bathroom and gave him his own litter box and canned food and water. He didn't touch any of it. He's lethargic, he moans and never moves from his spot. Very unlike him.

    So I made an appt. with the vet and taking him tomorrow. I have no idea what could be wrong.:(
    Hawkgirl, this sounds dreadfully familiar. Last year one of my cats started exhibiting the same behavior. Normally the first to eat and the last to leave(he was a plate cleaner), one day he started doing the same thing. I took him to the vet and after a blood test, it was determined that he was in full on kidney failure. 2 days after that diagnosis(and a futile attempt to get him fluids intravenously), we, sadly, had to put him down. That was exactly 1 year ago. I'm afraid that you're cat is showing the same symptoms as Sammy. I'm truly sorry for this as it's sad to watch.
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