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Old July 7th, 2019, 11:51 AM
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Princess has had a decrease in appetite and been tanking up on water.

She's 15 yr old, DH and I are going to keep an eye on her.
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Old July 7th, 2019, 05:03 PM
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Re: Princess

Check her litter box... she may be constipated. As cats age, arthritis makes it difficult for them to use the litter box.

My sole remaining cat is 19. She went through that decreased appetite and drinking lots period too. I started giving her food to loosen up her bowels and I'm glad to say that she has her appetite back. She still drinks tons of water, but that's not a bad thing.
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Old July 9th, 2019, 09:19 AM
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Re: Princess

She's extremely finicky about her dried food, however she loves certain canned food.

I gave her two meals of canned and the results showed in the litter box.

Yuck 😝

Guess I'll need to do the canned food more often.


Thanks for the suggestion kaykay.
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Old July 29th, 2019, 02:57 PM
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Re: Princess

Canned food helped for a bit, now she's back to not eating "normally".

Her behavior is normal


I made an appointment for the vet tomorrow.
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Re: Princess

the vet gave princess a cortisone shot (nothing was wrong with her teeth, mouth, nor guts)

she ate when we got home

I wonder if cats can get heartburn


I was also told (after I asked) that IF I wanted I could try some of the high calorie pregnant/nursing mother canned kitty food - small can - to see if she'd eat it; then if she did mix it with other food.
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Re: Princess

She's back to not eating, its been a week since she got the shot -
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Re: Princess

As she's no longer eating dried food ( ) we're feeding her canned only ( ).

Right now we give her 1-2 spoonfuls at a time, multiple times a day.


I've discovered that she will no longer eat "whitefish and tuna", but will chow down on "turkey & liver" (1/2 can in one sitting)
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Re: Princess

she's eating a lot better
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