My Cat Squeaky

United States
February 13, 2013 7:26pm CST
We call our cat Squeaky because she meows a great deal.Squeaky is a little over l6 years old. Someone gave her to us when she was six years old. We love her very much. She sits on our laps, and we treat her like a little baby. We give her cat food--canned and the hard nibblets. She has never had any trouble eating her food. She likes the canned fod that has a lot of sauce in it. Lately, she has been very fussy about her food. I make sure I put a lot of sauce as I used to, but she eats the sauce and leaves the rest of the food over. Because of this, she is constantly meowing so I give her more food. Again, she eats mainly the sauce, but not the solid stuff. I know it's not because some of her teeth are missing because she eats her hard food. I wonder if it has to do with her age. I'd appreciate it if anyone can give me some advice about this.
4 responses
@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
14 Feb 13
have you run her by the vet? 16 is a very old cat and cats begin to develop kidney problems it would be a good idea to run her by the vet and have her checked out
• United States
14 Feb 13
Ludysbears, do you know the symptoms of kidney problems in cats?
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@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
14 Feb 13
they often drink more, but sometimes not, they can also stop eating or only eat liquids... they sometimes have trouble peeing... but best to take to the vet to have the blood values checked
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• United States
15 Feb 13
Will do----those vets are so d---expensive, but if we can help our cat we'll go there.
@911Ricki (13588)
• Canada
15 Feb 13
ts should have a balance diet of canned food and dry food, or else you can have a few health issues in the future. But you seem to feed both which is good. She may have trouble chewing the chunks in the canned food, I would try pate food, and mixing some water in it. What are you feeding her? It could also be the food you are giving her low quality tends to have issues as well. I find my cats have problems with certain cuts of meeat (especially shaved), so I have to cut it up smaller for them. I would try cutting the meat up smaller, if its a poor quality commercial food (i.e. if you buy it from the grocery store, or walmart) it would be well excessively poor quality.
• United States
16 Feb 13
Yes, I do put a little bit of water in her pate food. Sometimes I put a little bit of olive oil. She seems to be pretty healthy so i JUST WON'T WORRY ABOUT HER anymore. She is 16 years old so I have to accept the fact that she may not live much longer. I make jokes about her age. My husband and I are elderly so I say this is a home for old living things. My husband says she may outlive us.
@911Ricki (13588)
• Canada
18 Feb 13
Little things would help such as multi vitamins, and supplements. All my cats get them, but they all have low immaune system and I see a big difference between other cats, and my cats. But you are right she is at the end of her lives, my parents grwing up had cats to live until they were 19 - 24 years.
@ctryhnny (3460)
• United States
14 Feb 13
LIke humans cats go through appetite changes. It may be that she's just tired of the same old food every day. Then again it could be her age. I would just keep a good eye on her since she's so old. Good luck with Squeaky!
@blackrusty (3519)
• Mexico
14 Feb 13
much like us pets go thought phases they may just up and never like there fav toy or in this case food give it a few weeks and try again or anouther flavor or brand
• Mexico
15 Feb 13
ok and yes i dont think i want to see a drunk cat lol