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The Shrinking Kitty Syndrome — Why Your Aging Cat Is Losing Weight

Dropping ounces or pounds is a common occurrence with older kitties, and there are a number of reasons why it happens. Five diseases that can cause weight loss in aging cats and 6 suggestions for enticing kitty to eat and stay well-nourished.

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STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Weight loss in older cats is common, however, it’s important to have your kitty seen by your veterinarian if she seems to be shrinking in size
  • Sometimes a senior kitty’s drop in weight is due to stressors in his environment
  • There are also a number of disorders that affect older cats than can cause weight loss, including diseases of the heart, respiratory and endocrine systems, the gastrointestinal tract and the kidneys

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