cat weight loss
Geez, I noticed my cat Moo looks a bit thinner, yet he's running and eating fine. I brought him to the vet because he always has dirty ears (probably yeast, not ear mites) and he's lost almost 5lbs. since his last visit 8 months ago. (16lbs down to 11) He's short hair, very muscular, so I noticed his hip bones protruding. The vet did blood work convinced it would be his thyroid. The tests came back fine except for high calcium value, which she told me should be re-checked in a month or 2. Everything else is normal.
I do have an over weight cat who is on prednisone for asthma in these warmer months so I switched the dry food to Nutro Weight Control. The fat cat only grazes dry food in the middle of the night, while Moo wants the fancy feast in the morning and some at night. Since this problem I've disgarded the Weight Control formula and returned to the old Purina One chicken and rice, hoping he'll put back on the pounds.
Would the blood work have shown cancer, tumors, or other serious illness? The vet thinks I should bring him back in 2 months but I think if he should loose 1 more pound, I'll need additional tests.
I though Asthma Kitty was killing me, now this!!