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Cat Health > Very skinny, very hungry cat...? Loses weight no matter how much she eats...

Fiona

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Purred: Tue Jul 24, '12 2:19pm PST 
My name is Fiona. I am 4 and I was a former feral kitten. I'm still a little skittish now.
I use to be a very healthy petite girl and as long as mom can remember, a "ravenous little vulture". I was even a little teeny bit pudgy at one year.
I sneak up on humans when they are eating and steal their food. I heard mom say I would eat a rock if it was dipped in salmon flavor...
The past few months I have dropped in weight and my hips are bony. Last month my eyes were dull and watery, but now I look much better. I even gained a tiny bit, but I am still a bony 5 lbs. I also had chronic diarrhea for a while there- a few weeks and nothing helped! Mom dewormed me JIC and took in a fecal. Nothing.
Mom has had me blood-tested and even an advanced T-4 thyroid panel even though I'm so young...and nothing...
I have started oinking (mom uploaded it to YOUTUBE!! "Cat oinks" or something equally genius *sarcasm*)
My 14.5 year old sister who we lost a few weeks ago also had this skinny but ravenous problem for the past year. She even had an ultrasound last May and bloodtests every 6 months.
My 2 year old brother just had surgery and was diagnosed for FIP so now isn't a good time financially for me to have an ultrasound that doesn't tell mom anything...
Has anyone ever had this problem??
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Choosing the Right Cat > Old cat or young cat?
Fiona

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Purred: Tue Jul 24, '12 2:05pm PST 
Honestly...My cats over 4 HATE kittens. They are always bouncing around and destroying things, and that pesky wanting to play business. I would recommend something at least 5 or 6 years- or even something as old as 12-16. Less people want the older kitties so they need homes badly!
if you are unsure, work with a rescue that will allow you to try fostering...it's a great way to find a possible perfect fit!
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Choosing the Right Cat > 3 Males?

Fiona

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Purred: Tue Jul 24, '12 2:00pm PST 
ITA with the people who have more than one male cat. I foster, so at some points, I have had as many as 8 males at a time. Never a problem as long as the foster was neutered and not dominant. And the cats aren't super easy-going- they hate kids!laugh out loud
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Cat Health > My kitten has had diarrhea for 4 days straight. Help?

Fiona

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Purred: Tue Jul 24, '12 1:55pm PST 
Did the shelter de-worm her? The reason I ask is that since you had her with fleas which is the FIRST thing you check for as a shelter or rescue...:/ Did the vet take a fecal sample? If not, it could be coccidia or giardia...
I am glad you are her foster mom and future adoptive mom- I was a bit worried about such a young kitten being adopted so soon before being old enough to even FeLV/FIV test!
All of the suggestions of probiotics are great ideas!
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