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snafu July 7th, 2019 11:51 AM

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.

KayKay July 7th, 2019 05:03 PM

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.

snafu July 9th, 2019 09:19 AM

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.

snafu July 29th, 2019 02:57 PM

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.

snafu July 31st, 2019 12:07 PM

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

she ate when we got home :confused:

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.

snafu August 10th, 2019 09:20 AM

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

snafu August 15th, 2019 05:31 PM

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

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)

snafu August 17th, 2019 06:57 PM

Re: Princess
she's eating a lot better :)

snafu October 21st, 2019 06:38 PM

Re: Princess
She eats, which is fine. But then she tanks up on water (sometimes), which leads to massive barf puddles. 😵

KayKay October 21st, 2019 08:42 PM

Re: Princess
Do you have her water dish near her food dish? I read somewhere a long time ago that cats should have their water dish a distance away from their food dish. I'm not sure why.

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