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Weight Loss and Chronic Disease in Cats




Your veterinarian may recommend treating your cat's symptoms, especially if they are severe. But this should not be a substitute for the treatment of the underlying cause of the weight loss.


Once the appropriate treatment has been assigned, make sure you provide your cat a well-balanced diet and when recommended by your veterinarian, vitamins and minerals. It may even be necessary to force-feed the cat or intravenously administer nutrients. Appetite stimulants are also used occasionally to get your cat to start eating again.


Living and Management


A proper medical follow-up is vital, especially if the cat's condition does not quickly improve. This will include frequent weigh-ins for the cat. Monitoring is also critical during this period.


Follow your veterinarian’s recommendations for treatment. And if your pet does not respond to the treatment, contact your vet right away.



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