My cat is 16 years old an recently lost a lot of weight. He eats normally, drinks normally, is not vomiting and goes to toilet normally. Wormed him and it made no difference.
Took him to the vet who said his gums were infected, (he did have smelly breath) gave us Antirobe tablets and he no longer has smelly breath. But they want £200 -£400 to do dental work.
They also said his liver was enlarged and want £40 referral and £500 to scan his liver, or £160 to him up and look.
They did bloods for Thyroid testing as well other tests and a urine test and it all came back negative.
As he is so thin 3Kg, we don't think he will survive the anesetic for the teeth the scan or the operation to look.
He is not interested in going out any more and virtually lives in my room, he purs all the time and loves to lick my nose or sleep on my head and other than being so thin and a bit wobbly occasionally on his back legs he appears his normal self.
I have been feeding him chicken, ham and senior and kitten sachet food, he likes the ones in gravy.
So after all of that finally the question is am I killing him by not doing anything about his enlarged liver, how do I know he has a liver problem and how do I get some weight back on him?
Would appreciate any ideas, thank you.