My cat is losing weight and won't eat
(Mt. Laurel, NJ USA)
I have a 10 year old tabby, Alex, who is my best friend. He is continuously losing weight. He's been under a vet's care for over 2 years.
Three years ago, he was a healthy 15 lbs. Now he's 11.5. He hardly eats now. He's been on steroids and B12 shots for a year. He vomits five out of seven days.
His blood work is always good. Because of the unreasonable cost for ultrasound and X-rays, he has not had them.
I am unable to continue this never ending cycle with Alex. I can't do a good job cleaning up after him as I can't get down on my knees to scrub the rug.
I was again at the vet two days ago and we discussed trying more steroids for another month or so. If this doesn't help, we may have to say goodbye.
He gets wet food in the a.m. and now he only licks the gravy. Dry food is always out but I never see him eating. The only thing he eats is treats - he keeps them down.
Please let me know if you can recommend a food I can make or buy that will give him nutrition and keep him from losing any more weight. Also if you have any advice on his weight loss issue. Thank you.