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Just returned home after two months away

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StillMedusa Wed 25-Oct-17 00:28:52

Me that is... and I can clearly see that Portia is deteriorating sad
Despite a good MOT at the vets before I went travelling I can see she is thinner than she was. Her routine hadn't changed (I went travelling with my DD2 but everyone else was still home) and while she is pleased to see me, she was loved as much as always but she IS still losing weight and she looks to my eyes a bit more raggedy as if grooming is starting to be an issue.
She has also been guilty of peeing in our room apparently...tho this may be a protest at my absence!
The vet said she was healthy for her age (nearly 18) but I can see a difference and not a good one. Not sure what to do next. She's eating, purring, still climbing onto the dining table ..grrr... but she looks more frail.
Rush to the vets? Or give her a few days to see if she was just missing me?

thecatneuterer Wed 25-Oct-17 00:31:54

I think book her in for tests - thyroid/diabetes/general bloods. I'm sure she missed you - but probably not enough to affect her weight.

deepestdarkestperu Wed 25-Oct-17 08:55:35

Sounds like old age to me. I don’t see the need to put an old cat through a stressful trip to the vets so long as she’s eating well and is otherwise healthy.

She’s reached an amazing age but of course she won’t live forever. I wouldn’t take an ageing cat to the vets unless it was absolutely necessary - I don’t think it’s fair on them personally.

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