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  1. I had an 8 year old cat that was eating like crazy, but was wasting away. He never ate “people” food either. Our vet tried steroids, changing diet, etc. Towards the end his abdomen became knotty and he started losing hair. We were referred to a specialist and they found he had stomach cancer. Please get your kitty looked at!

  2. The symptoms are consistent with colon cancer in humans– alternating diarrhea and constipation and vomiting. I’d have the vet check for that. There could be a tumor blocking the intestines. But as Michael said, the blockage could be from something else, something the cat ingested, which got stuck. Malnutrition due to the cat eating too many table scraps is a secondary problem.

  3. Gosh there must be many things possible here. I think number one is go for an x-ray and any kind of tests possible to determine what the problem may be. I know that is obvious – well there surely will come some more information from this. Obviously a biopsy on the lump? This is a massive case of go to the vet and find out exactly what is wrong and do it right away, not a moment to lose.

    I know very little about sickness in older cats or in any age cats for that matter. There are certain things that signal a trip to the vet is needed though and Alvin seems to have crossed a few of those sadly. I hope he is going to be alright 🙁 I hope he doesn’t have cancer.. Good luck Alvin!

    • It is a real question and a real cat. The owner should be concerned. The name of the cat was my invention. I sense this health problem is diet related. A different vet should be consulted.

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