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I am sorry to hear you are worried about your cat.
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It is not unusual for a deaf cat to cry loudly; it seems that deaf cats do get louder.
Another reason for an older cat to be more vocal, is a condition we see in older cats called hyperthyroidism. It is always a good idea to have a thyroid level checked in an older cat. Hyperthyroidism can also cause blindness, from high blood pressure.
Hyperthryroidism can be treated with medication.
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Has she lost any weight?
Drinking more water than when she was younger?
Does she have a good appetite?
no she was thin but the past yr she has put weight on
she has got a good appetite now
That is great for a cat this old to gain weight! Often they get thinner and thinner.
Hyperthyroidism causes a cat to eat more.
can I get medication from a shop or do I take her to the vets
You have to have a blood test to see if she has a high thyroid level.
If she does, then there are three ways to treat hyperthyroidism.
One is a prescription medication, methimazole.
Another is an iodine free diet, called Y/D.
The third treatment option is to use radioactive iodine to shrink the thyroid gland.
the best thing would to take her for a check up to see what they say
There is an herb, called bugleweed, that is helpful with hyperthyroidism, but alone does not make a hyperthyroid cat go back to normal thyroid levels.
Yes, having her examined, her eyes and ears checked, and some blood tests done is where I would start if she were my cat.
Hyperthyroidism could be her problem, but she needs an exam to check for other things, and blood test to know for sure.
she only has one tooth left is this normal for a cat her age I have to mush her food up like I said she is eating well now
I had a cat only 13 who had no teeth!
Some cats have better teeth than others.
My no teeth cat still ate dry food!
thank you for your advise I will get her checked out
You are welcome!
Is there anything else I can answer, or help with?
I will be checking back to see how she is doing.
I don't think so, ok il let you know
I hope she is doing better soon.
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