Q. My 9 1/2 year old cat sleeps 8-9 daylight hours. His coat is not as shiny as it once was. Are these things I should be concerned about? Thank you.

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A. Inactivity and an unthrifty coat can be early signs of illness or disease. Have your cat examined by your veterinarian and consider bloodwork (CBC, chemistry panel, thyroid panel and urinalysis) to screen for infection and to assess major organ function.

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