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Of our four cats, Sylvester is the oldest. We don't really know HOW old, since he adopted us when he was already full grown. He's been quite healthy for the past ten or twelve years. But now he's losing significant weight and yet he eats as much as the other three cats combined. He doesn't throw it up. His poop looks normal compared to the other cats. If we could afford to take him to the vet he would have been there months ago.
His urinary function seems fine. He doesn't hide in corners the way some sick cats do. He's not losing an abnormal amount of hair. He still insists on his privileges as Senior Male Cat among the other three.
Would any of you have any idea of what his problem could be? I've been through our cat health books and checked things out online, but the symptoms of losing weight and over-eating just don't bring up any diagnoses.
Thanks in advance for your help!
You need to find the money. Regardless of the diagnosis, these are serious symptoms. It sounds like hyperthyroidism (which is very manageable) or 100 other things. Your cat is sick. Please get it to a vet. Does your city have a shelter with a vet on staff? Call around, you may be able to find low cost care or set up a payment plan by using a credit card as insurance.