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Bit worried about the Mog...

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ChipmunksAreMissing Thu 09-Aug-18 21:10:45

Can't decide if I'm being daft if not.

The Mog is 6 and a pedigree ex breeding Ragdoll. She is as dozy as a bog brush and we love her very much.

She is normally very vocal but recently has become extremely vocal, just wandering around yelling. She has become really good obsessed too, even stealing food from our plates, which she has never done before.
I think she may have lost weight recently but she was groomed while we were in holiday last week, so it may be that I'm not used to seeing her sans fluff.

DH thinks I'm being paranoid and that she is just being annoying as she wants to go outside (she is a house cat due to being thick and highly run-over-able).

She is otherwise behaving normally and not showing any signs of pain etc. Pee and poop is normal.

What do you think?

ChipmunksAreMissing Thu 09-Aug-18 21:12:45

Oops, sorry! Forgot to include a pic!

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isadorable Thu 09-Aug-18 21:15:57

I'd go and see your vet. Excessive howling and eating, along with getting skinny can be signs of a thyroid problem. It may be nothing but you know her best. Good luck.

isadorable Thu 09-Aug-18 21:16:58

Aww what a beautiful girl.

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 09-Aug-18 21:17:43

I'd get her in the vets, any change of behaviour should be checked.

My dh also says im took quick to take him.

LanaorAna2 Thu 09-Aug-18 21:22:59

Thyroid test needed - yowling and hunger are signs of overactivity. She is beautiful smile

viccat Thu 09-Aug-18 21:26:15

Yes it really sounds like hyperthyroidism although she's a bit young for that. Definitely vet's for a blood test.

Veterinari Thu 09-Aug-18 21:27:42

Agree with PP

freakinbananaspiders Thu 09-Aug-18 21:52:22

She is beautiful. There is some new research where they have found kidney problems in Ragdolls. Ours became very vocal last year and I think it was a sign she was in pain. We didn't realise she'd lost weight as she was pregnant at the time and when we took her too the vets she had a kidney problem that was too far gone to help her. They are just finding out there is a problem in some lines with cats only having one kidney or poor functioning kidneys. Please take her to the vets to get her checked ASAP as if it is that the sooner it is found the better the prognosis. Get the vet to do bloods as well as urine samples and to palpate her kidneys. Keeping my fingers crossed. There was something in the latest Ragdoll Cat Club newsletter about it if you need any more info let me know. xxx

Toddlerteaplease Thu 09-Aug-18 22:50:02

Yes. Agree with the others definitely vet check.

ChipmunksAreMissing Fri 10-Aug-18 12:18:45

Vet booked for tomorrow. Thanks all

Toddlerteaplease Sat 11-Aug-18 15:40:03

Any news.

ChipmunksAreMissing Sat 11-Aug-18 17:32:45

Yes, but not the news I was hoping for. When he was examining her, she showed a definite pain response when he touched her back.
Apparently she may have slipped a disc or have an issue with a thrombosis in her back, which can be really serious.
The vet has given us pain killers and gabapentin to relieve any nerve pain. We need to keep an eye on her and go back for blood tests on Tuesday. The next steps then would be an MRI etc.
It's so weird! I would never have guessed she was in pain in a million years! She is jumping around as normal and literally the only difference is her moaning for food. We've got to keep an eye on her but I have no clue what to look for?! She's just being her normal, dopey self. She's even been cuddley with our toddler and I would have thought she'd want to give her a wide birth if she was hurting.

DH reckons the vet is talking rubbish!

Thank you all for your support x

UtterlyUnimaginativeUsername Sat 11-Aug-18 18:22:38

The poor sweetheart. They do hide pain so very well, it's impossible to know how they're really feeling. Well done you for noticing! Don't listen to DH, the vet will have much more experience of vetting than he does.

She is absolutely gorgeous. The stupid ones are the best : )

freakinbananaspiders Sat 11-Aug-18 21:13:54

Poor thing. They often enjoy petting/attention when feeling poorly. A bit like having your brow rubbed I suppose.
The other thing could be arthritis as it often shows there and can be id when grooming them.
As an ex-breeder her body will have been put under more stress than usual so don't be surprised if 'old cat' problems come on earlier.
Fingers crossed you find out for sure soon xx

Angie169 Sat 11-Aug-18 21:40:41

just a thought , you said she was a breeding cat , has she now been 'done ' ? is it possible that she is coming into season ?
we had a cat that would shout the house down to attract all the local Toms , she also walked / crawled with her bum in the air ( a bit like dogs do sometimes when they are playing iyswim )
if she has been done but only recently her hormones may still be kicking in

ChipmunksAreMissing Sat 11-Aug-18 21:55:13

She was spayed after her final litter 2 years ago, just before we rehomed her. That thought did cross my mind though but now it seems that she's a poorly puss.
She is flat out asleep next to me, purring like an engine. Hard to believe she has a care in the world. sad

ChipmunksAreMissing Sat 11-Aug-18 21:58:19

Just woke her up taking a picture grin

scaryteacher Sun 12-Aug-18 00:20:16

My mog had a problem with his back to the extent he was dragging his back legs. I found a vet who does for animals what my physio does for me, and he clicked a vertebrae back in, tweaked the cats neck and did some acupuncture. Worth seeing if you could find someone? My regular vet was all set to book a huge operation at an expensive clinic for the cat, but two sessions at €30 each solved the problem!

ChipmunksAreMissing Sun 12-Aug-18 08:53:21

I'm really not convinced she is a poorly cat you know. She is being completely normal!
Think I'll go back for a second opinion on Tuesday

Allergictoironing Sun 12-Aug-18 09:25:15

Following on from what scaryteacher said, there are some chiropractors about who trained in animal treatment as well as human - mine actually only started on humans as she wanted to go on to do horses, dogs etc & that's a follow up qualification! I only originally learned about chiropractic because we got one in for the horse after a big fall.

CherryChatsworth Sun 12-Aug-18 09:35:21

Well I'm not a vet but I'd expect some lack of mobility with a slipped disc or a thrombosis. Is she jumping about as normal? I'd have a 'pain response' too I should think if someone squidged my spine

So she may well be in pain and have done something but I'd be wary of chucking lots of money for MRI scans etc at this point

CherryChatsworth Sun 12-Aug-18 09:36:20

The vet may just be being very thorough but slipped disc seems a bit offbeam

viccat Sun 12-Aug-18 10:02:40

I would certainly pursue a blood test as a first step given the symptoms you describe... But it depends how much you trust your vet. Doing an MRI is not cheap. Do you have pet insurance?

sirmione16 Sun 12-Aug-18 10:12:29

Sorry no helpful advice here, just best wishes from me and my raggy - best cats in the world

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