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Weight loss and increased appetite. HELP :'(

MsWhitey

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Hi all, Am new here and reaching put for help. I have a 7 year old sphynx who has always been in great health. About 6months ago she was bedridden sick for a couple of days and has since lost a lot of weight and is constantly screaming for food. She is on a diet of royal canin wet and dry food and also has boiled chicken. The vets have run blood test on her and all came up normal. I have increased her food but she still seems like she is starving all the time. Can anyone share if this might just be her aging or if you have experienced anything similar? Any help or suggestions is really appreciated. Thanks!!
 

Catzzzmeow

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Hmmm glad the bloodwork came up clear as my first thought was diabetes or hyperthyroid issue. Do you leave dry out for them to graze or just do scheduled feedings?
 

Toa and Ross

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Glad the blood work came back good. Does she still lose weight or stays at the same weight now? I know older cats can lose weight and feel hungry all of the time due to thyriod problems. But your sphynx isn't that old and you should see it in the blood test.
 

Yoda mom

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@MsWhitey , welcoming you and your girl to the family. is she spayed? what was her Glucose (blood sugar) / Thyroid (T4) count on her bloodwork?
I am not a vet but went thru similar with my two of my adult kitties. I am not a vet , would be interested in a copy of her blood work, you can post her (edit out address/personal info ).

we are here for you... btw, what is your girl's name? photo. all paws are family.
 

Sheldon13

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Hmm. Has she been evaluated by a neurologist? Often times these appetite changes can be related to neurological conditions. Do you have a neuro specialist within driving distance?


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