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post #31 of 49
It's good to hear that Java's appetite is better. I hope this continues. Good appetite vibes to Java.
post #32 of 49
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well, she's eating, & still enjoying her treats, acting like herself. weighed her this morning, she weighed 7.5 pounds by my scale. i can't decide whether to take her in Monday with Firefox or not, since she obviously feels fine & is eating... what do y'all think? should i give it another week? what could they do, anyway? run a bunch of expensive tests? any suggestions to help her gain, other than what i'm already doing?
post #33 of 49
I'm thinking that you should give her another week since she is eating. If she's still losing, then take her in.

Just keep tempting her with her favorite things. and sending more
post #34 of 49
As long as she's eating and seems herself I think I'd give it another week.
Maybe she was just really PO'd about Firefox.

Still sending vibes her way.
post #35 of 49
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Originally Posted by Graciecat View Post
As long as she's eating and seems herself I think I'd give it another week.
Maybe she was just really PO'd about Firefox.

Still sending vibes her way.
well, she is/was the last to warm up to her. still hisses at her more than any of the others, etc.
post #36 of 49
I think definately talk to the vet about Java, but taking her to the vet, you should be OK for now. Just keep watching her closely.

Do you have anything like Nutri-Cal or another calorie supplement? Often when my Twitch won't eat, I swipe some of that on the roof of her mouth & that gets her going. How it was explained to me is a cat isn't eating for some reason, they aren't getting the calories & loose the desire to waste calories to eat.
post #37 of 49
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if she wasn't eating, i would definitely consider that, but she is eating. she just ate some salmon [she's been eating some every evening] & i've seen & heard her at her kibble bowl during the day. she's not interested in any wet i've found, yet - not even the fancy feast i bought. but the people salmon - that she likes but not with extra salmon oil on it - i tried that earlier today, & she wouldn't touch it.
post #38 of 49
Has she had her thyroid checked or checked for diabetes? Roo got very thin and I found out it was her thyroid. Chuckie lost a bunch of weight really fast and it was from diabetes.
post #39 of 49
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Has she had her thyroid checked or checked for diabetes? Roo got very thin and I found out it was her thyroid. Chuckie lost a bunch of weight really fast and it was from diabetes.
neither of these. she's not drinking loads of water, so i don't think it's diabetes.
the thing is, she had her annual check-up just last month, about 6 weeks ago, & got a clean bill of health plus shots - the vet commented on what great teeth she had, said i was doing great dental care [ - i don't do anything!]. no blood work, of course, because she's only 2.5 years old, but she weighed 9.7 pounds at the vet's office. she now weighs 7.5 according to my scales, which, admittedly, only weighs in 1/2 pound increments.
so it's just come up. she was acting kinda off, which i initally thought was a shot reaction, but not anymore. she's back to her old self, except there's less of her
post #40 of 49
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i do believe things are improving! i haven't weighed Java since the last time - but when stroking along her back today, her backbone & hip bones seemed far less prominent! she's still getting her salmon snacks, & still eating kibble, too.
keep those good eating coming - they seem to be working
post #41 of 49
That is GREAT news Laureen...continued vibes for Java
post #42 of 49
That's great news.
I'm so glad she's putting on some weight.
post #43 of 49
Many prayers for your precious Java
post #44 of 49
That is wonderful news. Good job Java.
post #45 of 49
Thread Starter 
i weighed her last night - 8 pounds!
post #46 of 49
I'm glad to hear that she's eating more!! Keep up the good work Java!

post #47 of 49
Go, Java!! You know Smudge likes a little weight on his lady.
post #48 of 49
WTG Java!

I'd be happy to give her some of Bijou's extra weight.
post #49 of 49
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
WTG Java!

I'd be happy to give her some of Bijou's extra weight.
heck, i'd like to give her some of Chip's!
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