Ask Dr Claire
My cat feels warmer than I think is normal, is losing weight and just not himself
It can be hard to judge a fever upon feel of your cat as the internal body temperature may be different, however the fact you’ve noticed a difference in his behaviour and have seen weight loss is really concerning.
Weight loss is really just a symptom and can be the result of many underlying causes. In this case, we really need to find the cause of the weight loss so that we can treat your cat’s problem (not just the symptom). This will help us reach the best treatment plan too.
A hands-on examination from your local vet is a great place to start and as soon as possible.
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