Q. My 12 yr old cat used to have a large fluffy tail, now her tail is thin as well as she wont gain weight. What should I do
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. Weight loss and hair thinning can happen as a cat ages, or may be related to an aging-related health issue. If she is continuing to lose weight or begins to lose patches of hair in addition to this, it may be a good idea to schedule a senior wellness check with your local veterinarian. They may want to do some bloodwork to check for the most common issues that could cause hair and weight loss in order to find an appropriate treatment. Be sure to also note any other changes to behavior or the body as well, and alert your vet if they become sudden or severe.