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Dr L Simmon, Cat Veterinarian
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He is 14 years old. he has just started drinking a lot more

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he is 14 years old. he has just started drinking a lot more than usual, no other signs of not feeling ok. i have been having a new kitchen fitted which he doesnt like at all. I wondered if this could be stress or diabetes
JA: I'll do all I can to help. When did you notice this change in thirst? Has the cat lost or gained any weight recently?
Customer: no change in weight, I only noticed since all the noise etc
JA: What's the cat's name?
Customer: bobby
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: dont think so. he is healthy and still chases bird, mice etc.
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 13 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
You are right to pay attention to this as a sudden increase in thirst is often caused by an underlying medical issue such as diabetes or kidney disease. Stress related cystitis is a possibility but we would usually also notice other signs such as frequent urination and straining.
A blood and urine test should help us determine what is going on and to prescribe the most appropriate treatment.
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
ok thank you, ***** ***** see my normal vet
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 13 days ago.
Not at all. Please feel free to keep me updated and to ask any further questions you may have.