Many of you know our senior cat, Sylvie. Sylvie loves to play, she is curious about new objects and loves people, kids, dogs and even other cats. She reigns the entire clinic with her iron claw and melts the heart of anyone she meets. This year she turned 14, and a few months ago she stopped doing all these things. Sylvie was losing weight, sleeping more, and not interacting with people and objects like she normally does. The entire clinic and many of our clients were concerned about her well-being.
It is common for cat’s over ten years of age (senior cat) to develop kidney or thyroid problems. Both easily diagnosed with simple blood and urine tests. We promptly pulled blood and determined that she had an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism).
Read more: Living With A Senior Cat: Sylvie’s Story