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Old cat not eating much

March 7th, 2006, 10:52 PM
My 16 year old cat has really decreased his eating. He is getting skinny and shows that jumping up on furniature is a problem. I got him wet food instead of cat chow but he is still not eating much. Would this just be a sign of old age? He does not seem to be in distress, but slowed down.

March 7th, 2006, 11:34 PM
Weight loss and failure to eat in an old cat are both serious. Please take your cat to the vet. He may be suffering more than it appears.