July 6, 2007

Mortimer's Still Skinny

POST #    2543

As you can see, Mort is still skinny. There are some days when I feel he has gained weight and others when it looks like he's lost weight. I suppose we'll find out during our next visit to the vet, but I'm not sure it will be positive.

Posted by tien mao in Mortimer at 9:04 AM



gertie stopped eating for a few days last week, then mysteriously started up again. thought about you guys and mort. hope he's coming around.

Posted by: david at July 6, 2007 10:21 AM

good to hear that she's eating though. mort is usually hungry at all times (he eats a can a day). it's just his weight that is the big issue.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 6, 2007 12:56 PM

I've got this situation right now: my cat Igor eats like a starving wolf, but is losing weight. Diagnosis is either inflammatory bowel disease or lymphoma. We did an ultrasound to find inflamed intestinal walls, and currently are treating with B12 shots to help absorb nutrients better. Next stop: prednisone. Good luck with your situation. I'd be happy to compare notes further.

Posted by: claudia at July 7, 2007 11:00 AM

claudia, it sounds like igor and mortimer are the same cat. we did exploratory surgery after drugs didn't seem to help. thankfully, there was no cancer, but now he's on two meds (pred and metronidazole) as well as b12 shots.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 12, 2007 12:44 PM

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