Dear Catster reader,

Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Catster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.

Times and habits have changed and we are sad to announce that the Catster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.

Catster magazine, and the associated social media sites are NOT shutting down. We encourage you to continue reading the content found in the pages of the magazine and the web sites, commenting through the mechanisms provided and sharing your ideas and comments with us and your fellow readers.

Instructions for accessing pet profiles were shared with everyone in 2017. The instructions can be found elsewhere within the forum. AFTER JULY 20TH, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS CONTENT. And, effective immediately, we are no longer able to answer questions about the community.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you through our magazine and website.


Cat Loss of appetite, pooing out of box ,

Prince is having poo problems & now appetite & weight problems Prince was pooing out of his box , he was in pain so I put him on wet food, worked for 3 months then he started again so I took him to the doctor,The vet checked Prince out, each time he was not constipated , his stomach was empty, no mega colon, they put him on metronidazole and after a week he lost appetite, not sure why, took him back to the vet , did a whole bunch of tests , all came back fine, Vet continued to put him a a smaller dosage of metronidazole, He lost a lot of weight, has not gone to the bathroom for 3-4 days, I'm force feeding him now, he is okay with it for now, he is 11 years, he behaves okay. So far he has been keeping the food down and I also feed him water. Doctor said could be cancer, I decided not to take the test since if he does have it I would not do anything anyway. Any suggestions . . Now I'm concerned about his not eating, From what I read metronidazole could have a side effect of loss of appetite, the Vet claims the dosage is to small to have an effect. At this point I'm taking him off to see what will happen Prince the Wonder cat. he has a

Best Answer

  • Lee Ann KoffinasLee Ann Koffinas OrlandoMember Posts: 346
    Accepted Answer
    I'm not going to be of any help, but I see that no one has answered yet. I'm so sorry you are going through this with Prince. I think you are doing all that you can, getting some food and water into him. I have nothing to add or help, I'm just sorry and hope that he will get well soon.
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome to the new Catster Community!

Introduce the community to your pet with our Pet Profiles and discover how to use the new community with our Getting Started pages!

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!