Am really puzzled with this cat and wondering what i can do with her!! She has been a thin cat since I got her in Jan (apparently she was even thinner and in a bad way when taken from her previous owner). The vet did warn me that she had put on a lot of weight from her first seeing her, so I had to keep an eye on her weight - two months later she had put on half a kilo, so I altered her food intake to maintain her rather than let her continue to put weight on. Since then, she has lost weight, in two months she had gone down to her original weight (3.58kg) and the most she has gone up to since then is 3.75kg. She has been treated for an ear infection, had 4 teeth removed, treated for cystitis, and the last time she went to the weight clinic, the vet was concerned enough to run a full blood test (which i was pleased with). However, the blood test came back fine, although one vet said she could be starting with early kidney probs, my normal vet said she wouldn't thing that from her test results, and the urine sample taken after that suggested that everything was fine. She has always been a fussy eater, but we seem to have got that sorted - she seems to be eating more now that her cystitis has cleared up and she can have biscuits again. She does have to be supervised as she doesn't eat up in one go, and the foster will finish her food if I am not careful, so she gets smaller meals more often than the others. She is due to be weighed a week on Thurs, but she really does feel thin, and I didn't like the amount of fur that I got off her when I brushed her yesterday. I don't want to keep rushing her to the vets though, as generally when I do that there is nothing wrong with her!!
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9/18/05 at 2:44am