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Advantage Multi Reaction?

Species: Cat
Breed: Part siamese
Age: 1-2 years
Cat losing weight after advantage multi treatment, what can I do to make him start gaining weight again. Otherwise beside weight loss he seems fine, but has lost quite a lot of weight.


Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

Advantage multi would not cause a cat to lose weight. It looks to me like there is likely another medical issue going on.

If Pooter had fleas (which is likely why he was given Advantage Multi) it's possible he picked up a blood parasite called hemobartonella (or mycoplasma felis) from the fleas. This could definitely make him lose weight.

It sounds like Pooter will need a vet checkup and some blood tests. I hope he is ok!

Dr. Marie.

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