Originally Posted by fadeddaze88
I have a cat that is almost 18, she is lathargic, and she's not eating or drinking at all.. she stays in spot mainly the whole entire day.. when she does move around she just rolls over or hobbles down the stairs.
We try and give her food that she likes and will eat, like tuna and stuff that smells good but she only licks it.
She's lost a lot of weight too. What do you think this is?
I agree with Hissy...vet asap. Not only have them do bloodwork but ask them to also get a urinalysis by cystocentesis - it's most accurate re getting a sterile sample, and along with the blood work this will allow them to check for things such as kidney failure (they would see dilute urine = low specific gravity of the urine, and be able to see if there is a current urinary tract infection). Most vets have what they call a "geriatric panel" they can do - to check thyroid and kidney function amongst other things.
Please let us know what you find out, if iby some chance it is a diagnosis of kidney failure it is sometimes quite manageable, my Patrick is two years out now from his diagnosis and there are others here on the board who have in the past or are currently dealing with this in one of their kitties.
best wishes to your girl,