This made me wonder if he has IBD. This causes weight loss and
diarrhea. My 15 year old cat has has this.  He was diagnosed  with
this 3 years ago and is on prednisolone and B-12 shots.    Lorrie

On 02-24, Pam Doore wrote:
> Hi Bob,  My friend's cat I mentioned was a shelter cat who was treated by
> both of our vets repeatedly and nothing worked. She was fostering and
> finally gave up and took him to her own vet who saw everything that had
> been tried and had not worked and went and did very expensive blood work
> and then came up with the diagnosis the B12 prednisone and hydrolyzed
> protein food. We were both disappointed that neither of the vet practices
> that the cat had been to repeatedly and previously had never even
> considered this condition as a possibility. If she had not adopted him he
> would have been euthanized even though it's a no-kill shelter  Praise the
> Lord different leadership is at the shelter now and that is not a
> possibility anymore.
> My Ally also got picky about food near the end and I definitely don't want
> to mess around with the kitty not eating and doing anything to make them
> even less inclined to eat.
> It would be more expensive but if you could get the script compounded into
> a transdermal to be absorbed through the skin in the ear that would make it
> so the meds were not in the food.  I am very grateful for transdermal
> meds:-D.

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