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Any sudden change in appetite or activity level should be relayed to y our veterinarian?

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Asked by faithshen, 09 Jul '12 03:05 pm
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Answered by anil garg, 26 Jul '12 01:39 am

 
  
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Regular veterinary examinations are important for overall health at any age. Annual examinations are the norm, but more frequent exams may been needed, based on your pet's health. As a cat ages, it may be easy to chalk up a new behavior or health issue as "just old age", but be on the alert for new behaviors and activities (or lack of activity) - these can be clues to your cat's overall health.

The following list denotes signs that should be seen by your veterinarian as soon as possible.

Change in appetite - Any change in appetite - eating less or eating more - should be checked out by your veterinarian. Many illnesses can cause a loss of appetite. A fairly common age-related disease of cats that can cause an increase in appetite is Hyperthyroidism. This condition is caused by a tumor of the thyroid gland, which is benign 98% of the time. Cats can exhibit many signs with this condition, including, but not limited to: weight loss (may be extreme), increased appetite, vomiting, inc ...more
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 09 Jul '12 03:09 pm

 
  
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