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Just a little bit of an update on Lance. We went for his one week check at the vet and he has lost more weight. His weight loss would be considered as verging on emaciation now, he's that skinny.

The vet said that there was a slight improvement with the infection on his anus though, and he is no longer dehydrated, which is good. However, the weight loss is very concerning to us. He will only eat a little bit of food at a time and it's so frustrating because we just want him to stop losing weight.

The vet has decided to continue with another week of the Clavamox antibiotics and the antibiotic cream for his skin infection. He said that if he's not better by his next check-up in a week, that he'd like to do ultrasounds and x-rays. The vet thinks that him peeing outside the litter box is behavioural and isn't a medical issue, so we've begun using Feliway spray.

He mostly hides in our upstairs in a cat bed up there, but this morning he came down for quite awhile and is currently laying outside on our balcony. I'm hoping this is a sign of improvement! Just the other day, I bought some plastic mesh for the balcony railing so the cats can lounge out there on their own without escaping. Really hoping this boy starts to get better! He's really worrying us.

Here's a photo from this morning of just how skinny he is.


Lounging on the balcony.
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Poor Lance. And poor you, I'm sure you are a wreck. He is in my thoughts. Hopefully, his venture downstairs is a good sign of things to come!

Fingers crossed for him!
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Poor Lance! I hope you feel better soon and start eating to gain weight.

Oh Krystal he is beautiful! He looks like my very first cat/pet Tiger. I haven't had a cat for years but seeing your Lance brings back some great memories and some sad ones too but the good ones outweigh the bad. Thank you for sharing the picture and bringing back some good memories.
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Awww poor lance kitty. I hope he gets better soon.
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I hope he gets better soon. I will be thinking of him.
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Aww hope your ok and hope Lance gets better soon. Pets are such a worry when they're ill. How long has he been ill for? Xx
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Poor Lance. And poor you, I'm sure you are a wreck. He is in my thoughts. Hopefully, his venture downstairs is a good sign of things to come!

Fingers crossed for him!
Thanks Ash. Yeah, it's a little nerve wracking. Especially because normally I'll be skeptical of a vet's advice, but this time we've done every single thing they've told us to do, including feeding him some prescription diet because we're at a total loss of what's going on. He went back to hiding upstairs. Going to bring him some food and see if I can at least get him to eat some nutrical.

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Poor Lance! I hope you feel better soon and start eating to gain weight.

Oh Krystal he is beautiful! He looks like my very first cat/pet Tiger. I haven't had a cat for years but seeing your Lance brings back some great memories and some sad ones too but the good ones outweigh the bad. Thank you for sharing the picture and bringing back some good memories.
He is a pretty kitty! We have his brother too and they both have very nice markings and beautiful eyes. His brother has a couple of pounds to lose... wish he could just give some to Lance! haha

I'm kind of fearing the worst and think that there is something more serious going on with him, but really hoping it's just a stubborn infection or he needs a tooth pulled or something. Thanks!



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Awww poor lance kitty. I hope he gets better soon.
Me too. Anytime he wants to start getting better would be great!

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Thanks for thinking of him. It seems that whatever is going on is pretty stubborn.

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Aww hope your ok and hope Lance gets better soon. Pets are such a worry when they're ill. How long has he been ill for? Xx
Thank you. It is such a worry. I wish he could just tell me what's going on! We've been seeing a vet since the beginning of April if I remember correctly, which is when he started peeing outside the litter box. Next visit it will be 6 times he's been there in 2 months!
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Sorry to hear about your kitty cat! I hope he feels better soon. Poor baby!!!!


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