Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Introduce yourself here - Say hello

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old February 5th, 2007, 08:56 PM
HJE HJE is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1
A Newbie and desperate

I have a 7 yr old male cat-overweight (19lbs) He's always been quite affectionate and relatively docile. Of late- he has not been eating,although not drinking excessively either but appears to be gaining weight. He has become larthargic-wanting to be by himself and often snarls when I try to pet him(his purr used to kick in the second I picked him up).He walks low to the ground and then just flops,so to speak. I have had him to our vet,who did check for diabetes as well as conducting a series of blood tests-with no results as to what could be causing this condition. I would greatly welcome and appreciate any suggestions on what I can possibly do to get my RJ back to himself.Thank you.
Reply With Quote
Old February 5th, 2007, 09:04 PM
4thedogs 4thedogs is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 149
What about his thyroid. Get a second opinion or a referral to a specialist in case it is something that needs to be treated asap.
Reply With Quote
Old February 6th, 2007, 06:55 AM
Hunter's_owner's Avatar
Hunter's_owner Hunter's_owner is offline
Senior Contributor
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Newfoundland
Posts: 3,633
Yeah I agree with 4thedogs. Go back for more tests, or get a second opinion.
We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made. -M. Acklam
Reply With Quote
Old February 6th, 2007, 08:21 AM
badger's Avatar
badger badger is offline
Senior Contributor
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Montreal
Posts: 4,076
I agree, the behaviour alone would worry me. Maybe you could call your vet, and if he is still wandering in the wilderness, you could go for a second opinion. What are you feeding him?
Reply With Quote
Old February 6th, 2007, 08:24 AM
RolandsMom's Avatar
RolandsMom RolandsMom is offline
Slave to Roland & Willis.
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 868
Maybe he snarls at you when you pet him cause something hurts? i would get a second opinion or have moret tests done. keep us posted!
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:00 AM.