A Furry Diary: Suki’s Health

Not much has happened here. But as some of you know Suki had trouble eating. She didn’t eat much, lost a bit of weight. She seemed picky about her food. Some days she ate like nothing was going on, and some days she didn’t even eat at all unless it were treats or wet food.

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Last week we went to see the vet. I was so tired of her not eating. Even though I’m starting to see a pattern. She eats for about 3 to 4 days, and then decided to stop eating dry food for 3 to 4 days again. Only eating wet food from a specific brand. Some treats she’ll eat, some she won’t. It’s really getting on my nerves, mostly because I worry myself sick about her.

The vet checked her mouth and teeth, and a part of her throat. Nothing to see there, everything seemed normal. He also checked on her stomach, mostly feeling around, but nothing seemed to hurt, and he was pretty sure nothing was wrong there either. The only thing troubling him was her weight. He doesn’t want her to lose more weight. She went from 5,2 to 4,4 kg. Next week we have to weight her again, and if she lost more weight, we have to come back to get a blood test done on Suki.

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I have no idea what is wrong with her, but the vet thought she was just being extreme finicky. And it looks that way. But I wish I could talk to cats, just so I can figure out what the hell is wrong with her.

Other than that she still drinks, she doesn’t throw up, no diarrhea, she still plays and behaves like she always does. So hopefully it’s nothing serious. In mean while I’m keeping a close eye on her. If anything looks yellow’ish. Like her ears, gums or whatever. I’ll call the vet.

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44 Responses to “A Furry Diary: Suki’s Health”

  1. Cody-Cat Chat (@CatChatCaren)

    sweet Suki, wondering what it could be? That is good that you are on top of things and took her to the vet, that is all that you can do for right now. Have you tried serving her some human chicken or fish or something that she might want to try? Hoping that all is ok and that she IS just being finnicky!

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    • Cats & Co

      We tried a different brand of dry food which she loved! But after a week she didn’t want that anymore either. I haven’t tried chicken yet! Will probably give that a try upcoming week.
      Fish on the other hand, isn’t really Suki’s favourite dish. :P

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  2. Bongo

    Hope Suki starts eating regularly again. My person started giving Scratchy wet food because he was losing weight. Then she locked me in dog jail so I couldn’t steal his food.

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  3. Kitties Blue

    What is bothering us kitties can be such a conundrum. Two of us are finicky eaters, and Mom never knows if we are going to eat our stinky goodness or not. We’ll usually always eat our dry food. We hope that nothing is seriously wrong with Suki. She looks good and her fur looks thick and shiny. Take care. We will send lots of purrs for her. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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    • Cats & Co

      Thank god she still looks good! But we can see that she’s losing weight (and feel it). The vet isn’t worried yet tho.

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  4. hairballexpress

    Weight loss meant low thyroid fur a kitty my human had once. But that was easily fixed with one pill a day- hope everything’s alright with Suki!
    (purrs)

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  5. Savannah's Paw Tracks

    You read our minds about Suki. Keep close eye on her for signs of hepatic Lipidosis. My Cuzin Leo survived, but barely. If caught early likely not so hard to treat purrrs for sweet Suki

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      • Cats & Co

        She has her good and bad days. Since Sunday evening she’s been eating again. But she might stop eating again tonight. You never know with Suki. I weight her again, and she’s still 4,4/4,3kg. The vet told us not to worry, but when she reaches 4kg, we’re going to worry. That’s a bit too light for us. So I’m monitoring her a lot, and weighting her every week.

  6. Jobi and Fisher

    She looks healthy, and as always, very beautiful. We have paws crossed that it is just a finicky problem. Yesterday is was in the cat food section of the grocery and a nice man was checking all the canned food. He told me his cat is so finicky it drives him nuts. Then he muttered, “Just like a woman.” I said, “Thank you.” He laughed and we went our separate ways.

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  7. The Island Cats

    The mom says she knows how worrisome it can be. We sure hope Suki starts eating more. At least she’s acting fine otherwise. Purrs for her…and you.

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  8. Charles Huss

    Her weight seems normal for a cat but I would worry too if it keeps going down. Did you try a new bag of dry food? Maybe it is from a bad batch.

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    • Cats & Co

      We did try two new bags of food, and no success. She eats it for the first 3 to 4 days and then stops. :( Because i was thinking the same.

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      • Cats & Co

        I had a quick talk with a catbehavior, and she said it could be something between Suki and Hiro. If you think about it. If I were Suki, why wouldn;t I eat? Maybe I feel bad, I feel threatened, a lot of stress? A lot of options. Not sure how to solve them.

  9. katecrimmins

    She looks healthy in the picture which is all good. My cat lost 4 lbs. in 3 months. (Yes, I know. How could I not have picked up on that sooner?) Turns out he was diabetic but that doesn’t sound like Suki’s issue. Good luck on finding a solution.

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    • Cats & Co

      The vet doesn’t think she’s a diabetic, and we don’t think so either. She lost a bit more weight, but we’re going to see if it continues, if she reaches the 4kg, we’re going to the vet.

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