Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Taffeta's weight loss secret

Yesterday we took our cat to the vet. According to the doctor, Taffeta weighs 7.1 lbs, which is down from 8 lbs in August. I looked through the records from previous appointments and was surprised to find that she weighed 12 lbs in the summer of 2006.

This morning, Kelley discovered the reason for the dramatic weight loss: Taffeta is bulimic.

According to the vet, her thyroid is fine and her kidney activity is above normal. Neither of these test results explains her weight loss. The doctor thinks something else is going on, but it's hard to know what.

There appears to be two choices when dealing with a sick cat: go test crazy or go pill crazy. I'm opting for the more economical "go pill crazy" option. Taffeta will soon be taking steroids. If this helps her gain some weight, I hope it comes in the form of super-feline muscularture.


Anonymous said...

Or maybe she's been eating your poo and now has worms.

Unknown said...

Contrary to what your own bathroom experiences may lead you to believe, some people flush their poop down the toilet. So, no, I don't think that's a likely explanation.

Anonymous said...

So you are going to hulk up Taffeta! You know that steroids can my you go crazy with rage? Don't upset her or she'll paw you to death!

Thin Crust - TX Chuck said...

Just a few items to add.

Option Number 3)
In the hood this is how we deal with a sick cat:
We would take the cat for a walk through prospect park.
Somewhere along the hike path the cat would somehow get lost.
Then get new healthy cat and ta..da your cat is now in perfect health!

I refuse to even think about anyone named "plumpdumpling" making poo, just seems like it would be as sexy as the whole 2 girls and a cup thing.

By the way your cat is looking weight because you have it on a strict diet of:

You may want to try just feeding the cat actual food. You know fancy feast, 9 lives or something.
You're raising a cat not Courtney Love or Nicole Richie