Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Wordy on Wednesday with Snowie
Snowie has been a little under the weather recently, she's been to the V.E.T. and had a few tests and everything came back normal.  Howeffur she is still not gaining any weight and has a bit of a runny tummy, so we were wundering if any of or pawesome furrpals had any idea's.

The P.A. has been giving her probiotics etc... to help the situation but even these don't seem to be helping that much.

She is 16 now, and effurytime she sees the P.A. go towards to laundry [that's our kitty kitchen] she goes rushing off ahead and asks fur more food - she is constantly hungry even though her thyroid is fine.

We did have a notion that she may have a little bit of age related dementia and can't remember when she last ate as the vet V.E.T. seems somewhat flummoxed.  Apart from her weight loss she fine in herself and the weight loss has occurred slowly since April 2014.

Does anypurrdy have any idea's on what to do now?  As the P.A. doesn't want to 'mess' with her - carting her off fur constant trips fur further tests and the stress it will cause her... The P.A. feels that it will have a negative impact on her health and that's the last thing we want fur Snowie.

Thanks in advance

Basil & Co xox

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  1. Hyperthyroidism and hypercalcemia are two things that come to mind that could cause weight loss, but you've written her tests have come back fine. IBD? You can try making up a syrup of slippery elm and giving that to her before she eats or with food (canned).

    I'm currently giving Nicki some, but what I've found (for us) is that I can't really give him enough via syringe or in his food to (probably) make a difference. (I'm trying it for other reasons, not diarrhea.) I've done both: given as powder in canned and also the syrup -- of the two, I do recommend making the syrup (don't use the stuff in capsules for that, use pure slippery elm powder from a health food store). It absorbs MANY times its own weight/volume of water, so sprinkling the powder on canned is fine, except it will soak up all the water in the canned...and all the water in the cat's system. So you need to add water to it. It coats the tummy and intestinal tract, so is very good for easing vomiting and diarrhea, but it also prevents absorption of minerals (I assume), so should be a short-term thing only.

    If it's IBD, the slippery elm can help and there's tons of good info on the web about feline IBD, and I believe there's still an active Yahoo Feline IBD group.

    That's the only thing I can think to suggest at the moment. Good luck, fingers and paws crossed that she'll perk up on her own.

    Purrs and peace from Nicki and Derry

  2. Binga is 15 and she's kind of like that too. The vets can't find anything amiss with her but she is always begging for food. Plus she was gradually losing weight and grinding her teeth at dinner, which hints at a touch of nausea. Pepcid and probiotics don't seem to help her symptoms, but her weight loss has stopped because my human gives her a midday snack most days.

    Well, that was a wordy answer just to say that we have no helpful suggestions either!

  3. Poor Snowie. We don't have any suggestions, but we are purring and praying that you can figure things out.


  4. we also don't have any suggestions but we sure send our purrs and prayers!!

  5. snowie.....we iz copyin two linx for de PA two reed; one that came frum de catster site, one frum de nest......theerz sum tipz that mite answer de PA's questionz .....N we troo lee hope de furst two {catster link } due KNOT apply....all sew if yur stoolz iz kinda runny....pleez ask de PA bout gettin ewe sum PUREE pumpkin


    we due knot blame de PA for knot wantin ta make 80 tripz two de place oh eeeeeeeeeevil; N we hope ewe due KNOT hafta amke 80 tripz two de palce oh eeeeeeeeeeeeevil ~~~~ ♥♥♥

    1. look at R spellin....that last line shuld bee MAKE 80 tripz two de PLACE oh eeeeeeeeeeeeeeevil ~~~~♥

  6. Oh Basil weez so sowry to hear this. It happened to sis Lexi too when she got da CKD. But da muscle wastin', eatin' less and losin' weight happens when us kitties get older. Yous need a purrotein supplement to help stop dat muscle wastin' and weight loss. We use da Astro's Protein Powder. Dr. Eward dusn't have it listed on hims website, ( ) but ifin yous send hims an email tellin' him yous wanna order da Protein Powder hims will send yous a PayPal Invoice. Afte yous pay, hims ships it out weally quick and it dusn't weally have a taste but it can be given wiff da probiotics/over food/mixed wiff water/baby food and many udder ways. Ifin yous mommy wuld like to talk to mommy 'bout it yous can send us a email or email:

    Hope this info helps. Weez sendin' purrayers.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  7. I am purring for Snowie. When I first started to lose weight my T4 level was borderline and the vet said it wasn't considered to be hyperthyroidism. When I went back 3 months later for another T4 panel my numbers had gone a lot higher and I was diagnosed as as being hyperthyroid, so it may be an idea to get retested in 3 months.

  8. We are going to be in purring mode, because we also do not have anything to add to the answers and suggestions already given.

    Many loud meezer purrs for Snowie.

  9. Other than things suggested, the only thng we can thnk of is maybe an intestinal parasite, which the vet has probably already considered and checked. Whatever the reason for Snowie feeling poorly, we'll be purring and praying for her. XOCK, LO, M, MM, G, F, A, L and CJ

  10. Thank mew effurypurdy your suggestions have been of great help and we've had the P.A. researching all week, we'll let mew know what the outcomb is after trying a few of the suggestions here - we really appreciate your assistance Purrs & Kisses Basil & Co xox

    1. outcomb ??? outcome! MOL so sorry fur the spelling MOL


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