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Recently my 9 year old cat seems to have lost weight, in the past he's been described as a little bit over weight by vets, but now his waist seems like it's gotten a bit smaller. There's been no changes to his diet, it's the same as always, yet he seems to have lost weight and he's always whining for food. Him whining for food isn't anything hugely unusual, he loves his food and always has, but it seems he's whinging more lately, even when it hasn't been that long since he last ate. There's two other cats in the household and right now we're working on getting rid of a flea infestation that got pretty bad, I don't know if that would be part of it or not. I wormed him with a store bought worming paste in case of worms, no change though. Other than the increased whinging for food, he's been acting perfectly normal, same energy levels, pooping, peeing and drinking just fine. I would take him to the vet but I honestly can't afford it at the moment, as much as I wish I could, it won't be able to happen until I've managed to put some money aside for it. So at least some advice on what it could be would be helpful.

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Dear Shannon,
It definitely looks like we need to see the complete blood profile of your cat along with Kidney, liver function and of course thyroid function to assess the health status. Mean while please keep me updated about this case.

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Dr Anand

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Dr S Bindu Anand

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Large and Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Farm Management,Preventive medicine http://binduanand.webs.com/

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A Senior Veterinary Surgeon with more than 25 years’ experience in the field of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry. Mixed animal Practice that will utilize my skills in medicine and surgery, public health, client relations, and developing relationships within the community, such as humane society

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Veterinary Consultant with Department of Animal Resources,Ministry of Environment,State of Qatar (Present). Animal Husbandry Department, Government of Kerala, India. Oakland's Park, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Severnside Veterinary Center, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Saud Bahwan Group, Sultanate of Oman. Trivandrum Regional Co-operative Milk Producers Union,Kerala,India.

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BVSc & AH (Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry) 1990. College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala, India under Kerala Agricultural University. Certificates Of Accomplishments- Equine Nutrition- University of Edinburgh Principles of Public Health-University of California, Irvine. AIDS- Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. General Environmental Health – EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Food Protection-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Zoonoses:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Food Safety:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Occupational Safety and Health-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Rabies Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Animal Handler & Vaccinator Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Wildlife Conservation-United for Wildlife

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