Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
 
No. of Recommendations: 1
From 9 pounds to 20 in six months??!!??

That's a bit alarming. I'd be headed in for another visit with the vet to discuss the issue.

In addition to looking at diet, I'd see if she's getting enough exercise. Is she running around and playing? Did she play when you saw her at the shelter? Will she chase any of the usual cat things, like strings or anything tied to the end of a stick, or a small object dropped on the floor? If not, she might be developing a bit of arthritis.

10 years is middle age for a cat. It wouldn't be unusual to see some early signs of aging.

Do you know any of her history - how she ended up at a shelter? If she was chronically under fed, she might be pre-disposed now to over eating whenever there is food around.

Speaking of food around, is she snacking on anything? One of our cats will lick dishes clean if we don't put them in the dishwasher immediately. (Fortunately, he's also very active, so his weight is just fine.)

Good luck!

--Peter
Print the post  

Announcements

What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.