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by Theonic
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 60
Views: 679

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

Good morning. I thought my Angel was okay and she was for a while. After talking to the vet I was giving her 1/4 of the pill. I didn’t work and we went back to the half. She was okay and she kept eating her small portions. Now it has been three days that she is not well. She gives me the impression ...
by Theonic
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 60
Views: 679

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

She does this sometimes as well. Either this or the silent meow. She seems to be too bored to even make her voice sound. The only reason to be loud is when she goes to the vet or when she wants to wake me up in the morning. When she does believe me she just wakes me up in a minute. She goes under th...
by Theonic
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 60
Views: 679

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

I second that, about a toast to our oldie-goldies, and also sorry for wandering off topic, but ... There is one change post radioiodine that makes sense, Molly no longer goes crazy for fish and dairy. She still loves them but not like a crazy loon and I wonder if her tumour was craving iodine. A fe...
by Theonic
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 60
Views: 679

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

I always respect other people’s opinions. It doesn’t have to be the same as mine. And of course what you say does make sense to me. The good thing is she does not seem to suffer at all but I cannot know what she feels and make her not eat without the steroids. I have other cats but not at home and w...
by Theonic
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 60
Views: 679

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

Yes I know. Who knows what they feel or they are in pain somewhere in their body and that is why they eat with the steroids. Have you tried any other wet food except felix or is your cat as fussy as mine? Did he always eat these? The diarrhea is probably from something he eats? I hope he improves. I...
by Theonic
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 60
Views: 679

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

No the injection can be for any dose, it is slow release over 6 weeks so it keeps an even release all the way through the 6 weeks. The reason we are on it is because Boo is difficult to pill anyway (despite being a dopey Ragdoll, I don't think he got the memo) and after 5 weeks of just about managi...
by Theonic
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 60
Views: 679

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

No I won’t skip doses. I will talk to the vet again. I gave her half a pill today. The vet never told us specifically how many days to give the whole pill. What he mainly wanted to make us understand was that we need to find the less dose that will make her be okay. She hasn’t had any diarrhea today...
by Theonic
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 60
Views: 679

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

I read this in the leaflet. It was mentioned as a possible side effect. I am thinking of giving her half a pill today. The vet said to give her the whole pill for a few days and then try to lessen it. He was not very clear about how many days. What kind of steroid do you give to your cat and it stop...
by Theonic
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 60
Views: 679

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

Is there a possibility the steroids bring diarrhea? She hs been taking the pill for three days now and she has diarrhea. I mean not many times but 2 times a day. Does your cat have such symptom as side effect from the steroids?
by Theonic
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 60
Views: 679

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

She is going to drive me crazy. She woke me up crying to eat. She just ate a few pieces of dry food. Then I went back to sleep. When I woke up she seemed hungry but she wouldn’t eat. I gave her the pill and the next second she was eating a bit again. The steroids acted so fast!!! (only kidding). You...
by Theonic
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 60
Views: 679

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

I noticed something in her mouth like a swelling that is exactly above on of her teeth. I mean the tooth actually touches her gum there (although it is not reddish there) and probably that is why it is like that. When I showed that to the vet he said that he doesn’t think she hurts there. But that w...
by Theonic
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 60
Views: 679

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

No I didn’t mean that raw pork is salted. But the pork she likes eating is not cooked plain. She won’t eat it if it is cooked unsalted! She also eats ham sometimes as well. It is as you said it. I let her eat anything she wants cause I have no other choice at the moment. Tonight she hasn’t eaten any...
by Theonic
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 60
Views: 679

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

I will give her the pills tomorrow morning. The vet said to give them for 15 days to see how she goes and we will talk again. We will see what happens. What concerns me is that I know when they take steroids they shouldn’t be eating any food with salt. The pork she eats at the moment contains salt f...
by Theonic
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 60
Views: 679

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

My memory is really short term so I don’t remember. I am not sure as to whether to give her the pills today or wait for a day or two to see. Today she hasn’t eaten much but she seems okay. She has asked for food and she has eaten. Last night she seemed down but this morning she woke me up to eat. Sh...
by Theonic
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 60
Views: 679

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

Many years ago I found haddock (grilled, steamed or boiled) persuaded my old girl Sally to start eating again. Gave her an extra 2 years. I have tried fish but she won’t even try it. She always liked chicken breast but now she doesn’t. She only eats pork which is something she would never even try ...
by Theonic
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 60
Views: 679

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

I haven’t tried the pills yet. I waited for a day to see how she goes. During the day she was okay and chasing us around to eat. She ate some pork chop and she seemed fine. Now that we returned home she seems a bit down although she came to the living room and climbed the couch to sit with us. She i...
by Theonic
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 60
Views: 679

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

She never used to vomit hairballs until the last 2 years. Once in a while she does though but I do comb her fur regularly using furminator which is something she really enjoys :D The vet gave us a prescription for steroids today and said to try give her for 15 days. Prednisolone 5mg one pill per day...
by Theonic
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 60
Views: 679

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

I agree to what you have said. The problem is that the steroids seems to have made my cat be more hungry and asking for food all the time but the food she actually eats is not that much. We always have to plead her to eat. Before the steroids though she wouldn’t eat almost at all. She is the fussies...
by Theonic
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 60
Views: 679

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

I don’t have good feelings about the steroids either. A few years ago she was under steroids for a while and then the problem with her liver appeared and I still wonder if the steroids had anything to do with it. Today she does not seem to be really hungry. She has just eaten a few grams of dry food...
by Theonic
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 60
Views: 679

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

But what was wrong with them? Did they stop eating as well? They were not so old. The vets do not always make a diagnosis. Surely the vets there must be much better. Here in Cyprus I haven’t found a really good vet to care about cats
by Theonic
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 60
Views: 679

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

Thanks. Now she was waiting to the door as soon as we got home. She seemed hungry and she ate 5gr of dry food. But I didn’t have to cut them in pieces so I guess this is because of the steroids. We will see. Right now she climbed the couch and she is washing herself! She seems content. I don’t mind ...
by Theonic
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 60
Views: 679

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

Thanks for your reply. She has eaten a bit today after the steroid injection. Unfortunately it has been a while that she stopped eating wet food. The only wet food she used to eat is mousse which I sometimes feed her a bit in the mouth. The only thing she liked eating was the dry food which she has ...
by Theonic
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 60
Views: 679

Elderly cat does not eat

Hi I have an old female cat that must be around 21 years old (I am not sure as I took her from the streets). She has stopped eating for a few days now and I have to force feed her. The thing is that she seems very hungry and she asks for food but she does not eat. She used to eat at least of 15 gr o...