MomKat Trish here...Kona's bloodwork came back COMPLETELY NORMAL! No diabetes, no thyroid problems, no renal failure. Which is GREAT! But...the vet is puzzled why she's lost so much weight. She's bony under all that fluff. (He mentioned the "C" word, but as a remote possibility.)
Kona goes back in two weeks for a re-weigh; and you bet your boots I'm gonna stuff her full of all the food she can hold in the next 14 days. I'm thinking a good quality high-calorie kitten food, and Nutra Cal.
Any other suggestions?
Love, and thank you all SO MUCH for your purrs!
Mommy has been a little concerned about me lately.
Over the Summer I shed a LOT, and the texture of my fur has changed.
I even got a couple of bald spots.
Oooooh, Mommy, that feels great!
Do my ears! Do my ears!
I've lost weight, too.
This is me in 2006.
I weighed 13 pounds...admittedly I was a little...ahem...famine resistent.
When Grayce had her bladder stone surgery in March we all got switched from kibble to wet food.
We all slimmed down, but somehow I just kept going.
This is me in June of this year.
Blissed out on the nip.
So today I got the dreaded trip to the VET.
It wasn't too horrible, I got to ride in the new SS Tuna, and I was quiet on the ride.
(Both ways, actually!)
Kitties, I only weigh 9 pounds!
The vet stole some of my bloods and lots of Mommy's green papers. He thinks I either have thyroid problems, diabetes, or kidney disease. Mommy hasn't seen me drinking lots of water or huge pees in the box, so she's hoping it's thyroid.
Mommy has had a diabetic kitty (Fuzzy) and a kitty with CRF (Chuckles), so she's prepared for whatever might be wrong with me.
I'm not too worried, even though I'm 13 years old I come from tough alley cat stock.
Here's a picture off my Papa (Spooky) with a rat he killed!
Spooky was one of Mommy & Daddy's barn cats when they lived back in Illinois.
I'm the product of Papa's last fling with a neighborhood feral before he got snipped.
He was a tough ManCat, he loved being outside in all weather and he was a prodigeous hunter.
In fact, I lived Outdoors (for a year) too with my Papa! I used to climb the huge Oak trees on the property next door and chase squirrels in the canopy.
So even though I'm old and there's something wrong with me, I'm not gonna stress.
And I know Mommy & Daddy will take good care of me.
Note from MomKat Trish: Other than the rapid weight loss, Kona seems fine. She eats, plays, enjoys nip and occasionally even gets the crazies. Fingers crossed it's something easily treatable and my sweet old gal will be around for many more years. Who else will lovingly pierce my bubblies every night?
Can you all purr for good lab results? I'll find out tomorrow and update as soon as I can.