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Tell me is her appetite better than normal would you say? Does she bother you for food?
Yes, her appetite is better than normal. I usually feed her twice a day, morning and evening, with dry food and water. The evening food is normally put down at about 5pm but she is bothering me for it earlier. However, once she has been fed she does not bother us again until the morning feed.
I do wonder if she may not have thyroid problems. These cats are pretty well always older than twelve and have weight loss but also a very good appetite ...
Will I need to take her to the vets for further investigation/confirmation of that? Is it life-threatening?
With thyroid problems they also have a very unkempt coat and they may well have fur matts which look like lumps
This is not a life threatening disease but the cats will remain much as they are. Unfortunately there is no scope for home treatments so you really have to get a vet involved I am afraid ...
Is being smelly (she smells like a kipper sometimes, its horrid) part of the thyroid problem?
I wish I could suggest more but having a vet check her over is the way to go ...