Q. My 14 year old female cat, Miss Kitty, is having following symptoms: lethargic, increase in irritability, her heart is fluttering, and wheezing

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A. As cats age, they can develop hyperthyroid disease which can cause them to lose weight, be irritable, stop grooming as frequently and consume more water than previously. I would recommend taking her to your veterinarian for blood work at the very least. Not only will this check her organ function, but her thyroid function as well.

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