Pet update

Cat drinking from a bowl - Big apatite
@apples99 (6562)
United States
November 30, 2008 6:05pm CST
Hi, everyone. a little while ago I wrote a discussion about my cat being sick and some of you gave me some helpful tips and I really appreciate your caring responses, and so I thought Id give you a little update on how my cat is doing he seems to be doing ok so far he still has those symptoms but they seemed to have eased up a little, and his appetite has picked up a lot he seems to be eating a lot of cat food lately and hes still very playful and energetic, and I still plan to take him to see a vet as soon as I can afford it, but for now my cat is ok, I have one question though, is having a good apatite a good sign for my cats well being?
1 person likes this
6 responses
@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
1 Dec 08
A sick cat with hyperthyroidism and often diabeties, have huge appitites and still lose weight.
@apples99 (6562)
• United States
1 Dec 08
Oh really if a cat has that can it be treated and whats hyperthyroidism please explain more?
1 person likes this
@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
1 Dec 08
It can be treated: http://www.avmi.net/newfiles/hyperthyroidism/Hyperthyroidism.html
@apples99 (6562)
• United States
1 Dec 08
Omg that dosent look good those symptoms sound similar to my cats symptoms the article says that its a long term treatment oh no.
1 person likes this
@camomom (7535)
• United States
2 Dec 08
My mom has worked for a vet for years, Yes, a good appetite is a good sign. As long as he isn't acting like he's starving.
@apples99 (6562)
• United States
3 Dec 08
Cat drinking water - Cats are strange and sweet.
Hey, there, my cat only likes to eat his cat food, and his tartar control cat treats, sometimes I offer him a small piece of chicken or fish and he dosent eat it, but he loves to eat his cat food. his appetite seems pretty normal though its picked up a little since I moved from my old place, but before I moved he didnt eat much, but now he eats just a little more then usual, I think maybe the move frightened him a little, because when I first got to my new place he refused to eat or use the litter box but after a few hours he started eating and doing his normal routine again, but he still meows a lot and he consently wants to play.
@camomom (7535)
• United States
3 Dec 08
Sounds pretty healthy to me.
@joystick7 (728)
• India
3 Dec 08
I had a cat, it was a decade or so back.. I changed house and left all pets behind.. To the best of my knowledge the answer is yes....
@Humbug25 (12551)
2 Dec 08
Hi apples99 I am glad to hear your cat is improving even if he is not 100% it sounds like he is getting there. I would say that if any animal has a good appetite then it is good sign that they are well. I would be worried though if he was over eating. Also look out for him eating grass because this is usually a sign the a cat or dog isn't well as there is something in grass that makes them feel better. I do hope his health continues to improve.
@riyasam (16570)
• India
1 Dec 08
i seem to have missed your earlier discussion buut i am glad the cat is okay.the good appetite is a sign that the cat is doing well.
@mcat19 (1357)
• United States
1 Dec 08
I'm so glad your kitty is feeling better. Usually it's good if a cat is eating well, but if they eat well and still lose weight, it could be a problem. I hope you can get him to the vet soon so he can have a blood test just to be sure he's OK. Some vets let you pay a little at a time; you could ask your vet if that would be possible for you.