I took Amelia, our 12 year old Himalayan cat, to the vet today for her annual checkup. This is her:
Her inner ears are normally this healthy pink-tinged color:
Today that skin was yellow. This apparently means her liver is not filtering normal red blood cell breakdown products.
She also lost 2 lbs since her last checkup.
The vet said there’s a 50% chance this can be fixed. The problem could range from a treatable infection to terminal illnesses like FIV.
Shortly after the vet found the problem, he whisked her to get a blood sample and put her on an IV.
Alec is a little upset that we had to leave Amelia at the vet’s office. She’s the only kitty that gets along with him.
I should find out more on Friday.