Lottie is 18 years old is showing increased signs of senility over the last 10 months, now constantly pacing, not wanting a lap, not even sure if she appreciates being touched etc. Until recently she's been eating well and still chooses to go outside to the toilet. However, the last week or so she's asking for food, having a small amount and then not really knowing what to do. We think she's having problems finding it as you can see her sniffing around, tripping over the bowl.
I've tried warming food up and putting small amounts down while she's next to me. Felix pouches and Gourmet tins (fish) have gone down reasonably well, but we're struggling with those now. Just wondered if anyone had any suggestions.
She saw the vet 3 weeks ago for a check up (physical examination fine, weight stable, full blood test showing her hyperthyroidism needs to be got back under control which I'm not worried about as an increase in meds normally sorts). She's got a further appointment next week and my husband thinks it'll show she's lost weight.