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    06-22-2013, 04:44 PM
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Weanling
Really skinny cat

I have a long haired cat and she has always been very very skinny. You can't tell because she has long fur, but she is just.... skinny. When I pet her I can feel her hip bones, shoulder blades, and spine. She does not act sickly or have worms. My question is, are some cats just really slender? Or is something wrong?
     
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    06-22-2013, 05:37 PM
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Are you SURE she doesn't have worms? As in, you took her in and got her tested for the sort of worms that wont be obvious to you?
     
    06-22-2013, 05:53 PM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by alexischristina    
Are you SURE she doesn't have worms? As in, you took her in and got her tested for the sort of worms that wont be obvious to you?
Last year she was tested after she was treated as a kitten. Wouldn't my other cats have worms as well though? They share everything.
     
    06-22-2013, 06:39 PM
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The other cats would have to eat the skinny cats poop for them to get his worms.

Im thinking maybe he has fiv (cat aids) I would get him a blood test especially if he's a intact tomcat!
     
    06-22-2013, 07:38 PM
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Good suggestions all, the other thing I would have checked out is his thyroid...skinny cats often are thyroid cats.
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    06-22-2013, 07:47 PM
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Weanling
Definitely could be Thyroid. We have a cat that turned out to have a tumor, but before they found that out they checked his thyroid, as they thought that was the problem.
     
    06-22-2013, 08:09 PM
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Sounds like the general consensus is a trip to the vet's to get some blood work done. Hope it goes well.
     
    06-23-2013, 06:58 AM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by toto    
the other cats would have to eat the skinny cats poop for them to get his worms.

Im thinking maybe he has fiv (cat aids) I would get him a blood test especially if he's a intact tomcat!
He's a she lol and none of my cats go outside lol. I've read up on feline aids and I think she would be displaying more signs.
     
    06-23-2013, 06:59 AM
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Weanling
Thanks all for the information. I will def. Have her checked out!
     
    06-23-2013, 07:25 AM
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Green Broke
I have 3 inside cats-one stuffs her face & is very round, one is med build, does have a "pouch" & the other one -the only boy is slender. They are all fixed & they all do play, but in varying degrees, mostly according to age. Have you had her since she was a kitten? If she's always been skinny, has the vet said anything? Or is this a new development? How is her appetite? Do the other cats let her eat? Do they pick on her?
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