Q. My cat is approx. 15 years old (female black cat). My cat has been sick for about one week. She is refusing to eat and is losing weight and staggers.
AMY S. EUTSEY, DVM
A. I would recommend an exam and bloodwork at your vet. There are many diseases of old age that are commonly seen in geriatric cats that could be causing these symptoms. Specifically, renal (kidney) disease, heart diseases, thyroid disorders, liver disease and cancers of different types. Your kitty needs a work-up to make a diagnosis and suggest appropriate treatment,