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Oradell Animal Hospital Veterinarian discusses why cats may drink more and lose weight

Question:  For the past few weeks my 13 year old cat has been drinking more water.  She is eating fine but she seems to be getting thinner.  What could be wrong?  Answer:  There are many illnesses that can cause these symptoms.  Here are a few of the more common ones.  1.  Diabetes mellitus:  Diabetes causes cats to drink more (frequently Continue Reading...
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Thyroid woes hit an older cat

I have an older calico cat and I recently brought her in to my veterinarian for her annual check up. She had lost 2 lbs from the year before and I didn’t even notice. My veterinarian did some blood tests and told me that she has hyperthyroidism. He said this is very common in older cats and that she needed to start taking pills to control it. I travel a lot and I’m not sure if I can give her the...
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