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pansycake Fri 07-Apr-17 19:03:13

Cat is 14, has always been a very healthy girl. She has lost alot weight in the last year or so, has started being sick regularly - every couple of weeks. She has stopped grooming herself & is getting matted, obviously we sort these out for her. Her eyes look like they may be getting cloudy, She will sometimes not make it when she jumps up onto something and will fall back down. Twice in the last week she has soiled in the house and I know she gets irritated by the dog and just generally seems a bit peed off and not herself now.
I don't want loads of tests and to medicate her, It would stress her too much. Do have a vet appointment booked for tomorrow and as it is getting closer I am worrying are we doing the right thing. Plus she hasn't been to the vet since neutering as after initial vaccines I don't keep my cats booster going as I don't feel they need them. Am I wrong to think about having her PTS, will the vet even do this when they have never met her - registered at a different vet now to when she was chipped and neutered etc.

Weedsnseeds1 Fri 07-Apr-17 19:25:22

See what the vet says tomorrow. If it comes down to PTS, of course the vet will do it, but it could be something treatable too

thecatneuterer Fri 07-Apr-17 19:33:07

See what the vet says. It might be something easy to treat. If she's never seen a vet then I'm guessing she would need a dental - bad teeth can make cats really unwell.

As for the soiling in the house, does she have a litter tray? If not, you need to get one. It could all be something simple and treatable. Don't right her off yet.

ThePlatypusAlwaysTriumphs Fri 07-Apr-17 19:40:11

My first thought was hyperthyroidism or possibly early kidney issues (is she eating?) Both can be diagnosed on a blood test, and hyperthyroidism is relatively easy to treat. Kidney disease cash be slowed with a change of diet If caught early enough. If she's struggling to jump up, she could have arthritis and pain relief could make a massive difference to her quality of life. Unless she is really poorly most vets would like to try to find a way to help her rather than immediately move to euthanasia.

pansycake Fri 07-Apr-17 19:46:18

I wondered thyroid as well, the cloudy eyes are more of a concern, It is both of them.
Yes, she has litter tray, she has never had a single accident in 14 years. She has been having blood in hsr stools too. I've always owned cats but this is the first time I have been faced with something like this hence struggling.

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