Dear Dr. John,
I simply adopted a brand new cat. He is adjusting nicely to his new residence with me and my different cat. I misplaced one other cat all of a sudden a couple of weeks in the past. As I take a look at his neuter web site, I discover there’s nonetheless some swelling, and I can not assist however marvel if he was correctly neutered. How can I make sure? My older cat that’s approaching 13 has lately misplaced fairly a little bit of weight. Could or not it’s due to the brand new youthful cat being in the home or might or not it’s one thing together with his well being? Could he be depressed due to the absence of the opposite cat? He appears regular, doesn’t at all times play with the younger grownup male, however appears to be consuming much less. What ought to I do? D.M.
I’m certain that your newly adopted cat was correctly neutered. It is a comparatively straightforward surgical procedure and never susceptible to error or omissions. It is typical to have some localized swelling of the scrotal sac earlier than it will definitely contracts after which not a lot is seen within the space of the place it initially was. The solely manner to make sure is to have the cat examined by your veterinarian.
As on your older cat, I additionally recommend that you’ve got him seen and evaluated by your veterinarian. It is feasible that he may very well be depressed from shedding his former home mate or as a result of he isn’t absolutely welcoming of the brand new cat or each. Has the burden loss began for the reason that lack of the opposite cat or the introduction of the brand new one? That may very well be an necessary clue to fixing the thriller.
One factor I’d do is weigh him as quickly as you possibly can, so you’ve gotten some information although the obvious weight reduction has already begun. Perhaps your veterinarian has a current weight in your cat and might examine the outcomes to see how a lot weight has truly been misplaced. Given his age, there are additionally well being potentialities that come to thoughts. If he goes outside, a fecal examination to test for parasites may very well be finished. If he’s ingesting extra, I’d assess for kidney adjustments. In abstract, fascinated about the historical past adopted by a radical bodily examination and any obligatory diagnostic exams ought to yield solutions. Hopefully he shall be tremendous. Good luck.
Dr. John de Jong owns and operates the Boston Mobile Veterinary Clinic. He will be reached at 781-899-9994.