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Old February 5th, 2007, 09:56 PM
HJE HJE is offline
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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.
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Old February 5th, 2007, 10:04 PM
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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.
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Old February 6th, 2007, 07:55 AM
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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
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Old February 6th, 2007, 09:21 AM
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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?
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Old February 6th, 2007, 09:24 AM
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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!
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