Sheba is 15 and has lost weight over the last month. She has an appetite---most of the time---but when we put the canned food in front of her she either snubs it (she always was finicky) or licks at it, takes a few bites, then quits. We've tried different brands. She always loved dry food before, but no longer even tries it---she only goes for canned food now.
She goes to the bathroom---all that is normal. She purrs as normal too. Maybe it's because she's lost weight around her middle that I notice it, but her breathing seems to be more noticeable. I have tried Nutri-cal for cats; it initially seemed to increase her appetite, but she still doesn't eat much. Then I read on another pet forum that Nutrical is actually bad for cats---some chemical in it is bad for a cat's liver? I can't believe that; it's sold for cats, isn't it? Now I don't know if Nutrical is safe or not? Is it??
Anyway, I'm going to have to take her to the vet, but I am worried about what the vet may say. I have visions that the doctor will put her to sleep and the cat won't return home with me. That happened to me with my dog in the 1970s (leukemia).