Angora swollen stomach, hungry, thin.

by Becci
(Omaha, NE)

Hi. I have a 3 year old English Angora. He came from a family who had let his coat get matted and he seemed to be caged.

Several months with us, we had to shave quite a bit, and the vet gave him antibiotic for his upper respiratory issues. We started noticing some diarrhea from vegetables, so keep him on hay and pellets.

During the 6 months we've had him, his stomach has become huge. The vet said it is not painful to him, and he produces plenty of stool. His stool has been tested and there is no parasite.

He is very active and absolutely desperate for any kind of food or treat he can find. He is very bony. Vet thinks there is some sort of malnutrition but would need to keep him to inject dye and see if it comes out. He gets sick after the vet from stress.
Also, he is over-grooming certain areas such as front legs and back thigh.
I am worried that the stomach is just getting worse.
Any ideas would be appreciated.

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