Lisa at Home Posted July 31, 2008 Share Posted July 31, 2008 Generally I prefer natural methods, but this is way beyond my experience! My kitty is 17 1/2 years old, and recently had a raging kidney infection. She hadn't been sick in years and years! While in the process of discovering and treating the kidney infection, they discovered her thyroid was severely out of whack. The truth is, since I lost my other cat, who was 14 and her biological baby, she just hasn't been quite the same. She's been slowing down, which to me seemed to be expected at her age of 15. My vet does seem to be on top of things as far as the medical issue goes, but I was just wondering if anyone here had their own first hand experience with this and could offer some extra help. They did tell my the thyroid medication could cause her to become depressed, but I feel like that cat was already slightly depressed in the first place! But really, what does a depressed cat look like??? Plus, the cat will hardly eat. I really feel like I need to encourage her to eat about every two hours or so. I've purchased some top notch canned food (EVO), plus a good deal of fresh salmon, and even some organic grass fed beef and truly free range organic chicken in hopes of enticing her. She's still not all that interested. I'm sorry if this is kind of rambly. I hoped that if I said several different things that someone would be able to offer some kind of advice on something. As poorly as she is doing, I just don't feel like she's really ready to go yet. That said, I don't know how to help her. What say you? Thanks, ~Lisa Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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