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Post by jmcquow » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 06:54:55



Persia was rather overweight for years.  The prescription kibble seems to
have helped in that regard, although it took a while.  But now she doesn't
seem to want to eat it.  She fusses and complains and acts like she doesn't
have any food in her bowl.  Now I'm worried.  She'll gobble up a can of
Fancy Feast in an instant.

With the dry food, she doesn't throw up all over the (yikes! white) carpet
like she used to.  But I'm not used to seeing her back down to about 10 lbs.
And she cries for food when the bowl of kibble is full.  She's drinking
water, pooping and peeing normally.  She's just off her food and I don't
know why.  They do make a canned variety which I will try if they let me buy
just a few cans

I think a trip to the vet is in order.  Fortunately the vet will make house
calls, albeit it costs extra.  But that may be better than her vomiting in
the carrier.  I really don't need a sick cat on top of trying to sell this
house ASAP.

Persia wanders into the living room and starts crying at the top of her
lungs.  Lord knows I'd do anything to make her feel better.  She sleeps with
me, she snuggles next to me on the couch.  We play together with her toys.
I brush her.  Other than not wanting to eat that food anymore (which is
stored in an airtight bin) I don't know what it is she wants.  It could
possibly be her teeth.  Maybe it hurts her to eat the dry kibble?  She did
have a molar pulled a few years ago, before she had to have the radioactive
isotope therapy.

I'm asking for purrs for Persia.  I really can't deal with the stress at
once.

Jill

 
 
 

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Post by Joy » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 06:57:10



Quote:
> Persia was rather overweight for years.  The prescription kibble seems to
> have helped in that regard, although it took a while.  But now she doesn't
> seem to want to eat it.  She fusses and complains and acts like she
> doesn't have any food in her bowl.  Now I'm worried.  She'll gobble up a
> can of Fancy Feast in an instant.

> With the dry food, she doesn't throw up all over the (yikes! white) carpet
> like she used to.  But I'm not used to seeing her back down to about 10
> lbs. And she cries for food when the bowl of kibble is full.  She's
> drinking water, pooping and peeing normally.  She's just off her food and
> I don't know why.  They do make a canned variety which I will try if they
> let me buy just a few cans

> I think a trip to the vet is in order.  Fortunately the vet will make
> house calls, albeit it costs extra.  But that may be better than her
> vomiting in the carrier.  I really don't need a sick cat on top of trying
> to sell this house ASAP.

> Persia wanders into the living room and starts crying at the top of her
> lungs.  Lord knows I'd do anything to make her feel better.  She sleeps
> with me, she snuggles next to me on the couch.  We play together with her
> toys. I brush her.  Other than not wanting to eat that food anymore (which
> is stored in an airtight bin) I don't know what it is she wants.  It could
> possibly be her teeth.  Maybe it hurts her to eat the dry kibble?  She did
> have a molar pulled a few years ago, before she had to have the
> radioactive isotope therapy.

> I'm asking for purrs for Persia.  I really can't deal with the stress at
> once.

> Jill

Purrs are on the way.  I agree that getting a vet's opinion is a very good
idea.  How great that your vet will make house calls.  I wish I could find
one that did.

Joy

 
 
 

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Post by Christina Websel » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 07:50:58



Quote:
> I'm asking for purrs for Persia.  I really can't deal with the stress at
> once.

Purrs for Persia.  she is
 getting toward elderly and might have kidney issues starting.

Don't panic.

 
 
 

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Post by jmcquow » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 08:58:42



Quote:



>> I'm asking for purrs for Persia.  I really can't deal with the stress at
>> once.

> Purrs for Persia.  she is
> getting toward elderly and might have kidney issues starting.

> Don't panic.

Thanks for the purrs.  I'm not panicking.  Just wondering.  She may just be
tired of the dry food.  I know I'd get bored if I ate pretty much the same
thing day after day.  I'm thinking this could possibly be a problem with her
teeth.  And that can turn into something serious and yes, affect other
organs.

Persia gets so upset on the drive to the vet she gets very sick.  I'll pay
extra for her vet to to come to my home to give her a "senior" work-up.
They have a van with portable equipment for all sorts of veterinary tests.
I really don't want to upset Persia more than necessary.

Jill

 
 
 

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Post by Joy » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 09:04:47



Quote:





>>> I'm asking for purrs for Persia.  I really can't deal with the stress at
>>> once.

>> Purrs for Persia.  she is
>> getting toward elderly and might have kidney issues starting.

>> Don't panic.

> Thanks for the purrs.  I'm not panicking.  Just wondering.  She may just
> be tired of the dry food.  I know I'd get bored if I ate pretty much the
> same thing day after day.  I'm thinking this could possibly be a problem
> with her teeth.  And that can turn into something serious and yes, affect
> other organs.

> Persia gets so upset on the drive to the vet she gets very sick.  I'll pay
> extra for her vet to to come to my home to give her a "senior" work-up.
> They have a van with portable equipment for all sorts of veterinary tests.
> I really don't want to upset Persia more than necessary.

> Jill

I'm with you, Jill!  Now that I know Pickles is panicked by being put into a
cat carrier, I'm searching for a vet who will make house calls.  Since she's
indoor-only, I'd rather have her skip her shots in the meantime, rather than
put her through that (dis)stress.

Joy

 
 
 

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Post by MatSa » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 16:42:43



Quote:
> Persia was rather overweight for years.  The prescription
> kibble seems to have helped in that regard, although it took a
> while.  But now she doesn't seem to want to eat it.  She fusses
> and complains and acts like she doesn't have any food in her
> bowl.  Now I'm worried.  She'll gobble up a can of Fancy Feast
> in an instant.
> ...
> I think a trip to the vet is in order...

Indeed. Purrs-a-plenty for Persia.

Quote:

> ... It could possibly be her teeth.  Maybe it hurts her to eat
> the dry kibble?

That's quite likely. I'm sure the vet will check this out.

--
MatSav

 
 
 

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Post by jmcquow » Fri, 06 Jul 2012 22:23:12



Quote:


>> Persia was rather overweight for years.  The prescription kibble seems to
>> have helped in that regard, although it took a while.  But now she
>> doesn't seem to want to eat it.  She fusses and complains and acts like
>> she doesn't have any food in her bowl.  Now I'm worried.  She'll gobble
>> up a can of Fancy Feast in an instant.

>> With the dry food, she doesn't throw up all over the (yikes! white)
>> carpet like she used to.  But I'm not used to seeing her back down to
>> about 10 lbs. And she cries for food when the bowl of kibble is full.
>> She's drinking water, pooping and peeing normally.  She's just off her
>> food and I don't know why.  They do make a canned variety which I will
>> try if they let me buy just a few cans

>> I think a trip to the vet is in order.  Fortunately the vet will make
>> house calls, albeit it costs extra.  But that may be better than her
>> vomiting in the carrier.  I really don't need a sick cat on top of trying
>> to sell this house ASAP.

>> Persia wanders into the living room and starts crying at the top of her
>> lungs.  Lord knows I'd do anything to make her feel better.  She sleeps
>> with me, she snuggles next to me on the couch.  We play together with her
>> toys. I brush her.  Other than not wanting to eat that food anymore
>> (which is stored in an airtight bin) I don't know what it is she wants.

>> I'm asking for purrs for Persia.  I really can't deal with the stress at
>> once.
>> Jill

> Purrs are on the way.  I agree that getting a vet's opinion is a very good
> idea.  How great that your vet will make house calls.  I wish I could find
> one that did.

> Joy

I hope you can find one!  This is a very small practice (one vet, her
partner who is the groomer, a couple of vet techs).  I was quite surprised
to learn she makes house calls.  The van has their very stylized logo
emblazoned on the side :)  I'll give her a call this afternoon.  First
there's a woman coming here to look at/hopefully buy my grandmother's china.
I really don't want to have to move it *again*.

Jill

 
 
 

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Post by Jack Campi » Sat, 07 Jul 2012 05:35:39


Quote:
> Persia wanders into the living room and starts crying at the top
> of her lungs.  I don't know what it is she wants.  [...] She did
> have a molar pulled a few years ago, before she had to have the
> radioactive isotope therapy.

Isn't random crying sometimes a symptom of thyroid disorder?  Maybe
she needs her thyroid medication levels adjusted.

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Post by jmcquow » Sat, 07 Jul 2012 07:01:48



Quote:
>> Persia wanders into the living room and starts crying at the top
>> of her lungs.  I don't know what it is she wants.  [...] She did
>> have a molar pulled a few years ago, before she had to have the
>> radioactive isotope therapy.

> Isn't random crying sometimes a symptom of thyroid disorder?  Maybe
> she needs her thyroid medication levels adjusted.

She's not on thyroid medication.  She was allergic to it.  She had
radioactive isotope therapy and spent two weeks in a clinic.  It's rare
there is a recurrence of this condition, but it can happen.  I hope that's
not what this is.  I can't afford another $900.

Jill

 
 
 

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Post by Bastett » Mon, 09 Jul 2012 19:08:53


 > I think a trip to the vet is in order.  Fortunately the vet will make house
 > calls, albeit it costs extra.  But that may be better than her vomiting in
 > the carrier.  I really don't need a sick cat on top of trying to sell this
 > house ASAP.

 > Persia wanders into the living room and starts crying at the top of her
 > lungs.  Lord knows I'd do anything to make her feel better.  She sleeps with
 > me, she snuggles next to me on the couch.  We play together with her toys.
 > I brush her.  Other than not wanting to eat that food anymore (which is
 > stored in an airtight bin) I don't know what it is she wants.  It could
 > possibly be her teeth.  Maybe it hurts her to eat the dry kibble?  She did
 > have a molar pulled a few years ago, before she had to have the radioactive
 > isotope therapy.

 > I'm asking for purrs for Persia.  I really can't deal with the stress at
 > once.

Jill - how did the vet appointment go?

Joyce