Brandi is my four year old and she has been slowly losing weight. She turned 4 on the 8th. So far we have not been able to figure out what is causing the weight loss.
She had a low grade fever for a while when I would take her in, but the last time I took her in her temp was fine and everytime I took it at home, it was fine.
She eats, but will only eat a little bit. She will run out with the other cats when I get the treats out and then abruptly stop eating and won't eat any more.
We have checked her teeth and gums. They look fine. Ran an FIV and FeLV test which were negative. (hope I got the names right).
Her personality hasn't really changed much. She still comes out to see me and visitors. Sleeps in bed with me and wants to be around the other cats. She was a mommas girl, but mom died last fall and about the same time the kittens were just getting around exploring the house. So we thought that this may have upset her, so I would leave her with me or by herself to see if she would improve. But she always ran out to where the other cats were, so I am thinking that was not the issue.
Last visit the vet gave her fluids and a b12 shot. And we started her on antivirals and she has an eye condition as well. At one point we were considering that she may have FIV, but with the fever gone and other symptoms not there, we have put that lower to the list.
She does not drink much water nor does she go to the little box excessively. The vet did a check on her and did not find any lumps on her or anything else during the the visit. The vet did say the kidneys seemed well, but I am not sure what he did to check it.
So now I am feeding her A/D through a syringe, and will switch to other high cal food to put on the weight. She doesn't like it, but she does not vomit it up. I am to keep increasing the amount until she starts eating more or I get up to 1 can a day.
So far I haven't made her mad enough to hid from me!
Wonder if anyone with cat with the same problems would share what they found out.