My cat is a part-Maine Coon, spayed female, around 11 yrs old. By city law, cats are required to have licenses, and rabies vaccines are required in order to get licenses. What do you make of this?: when she was weighed, it turned out she lost a little more than one pound since her last appointment two years ago. Vet insists this would only happen if kitty had a serious thyroid condition. She says kitty needs a battery of tests- expensive bloodwork coming to nearly $200, not counting appointment fee, examination fee, etc. While I was surprised to learn she'd lost any weight, I don't think it should be cause for concern. There have been no changes in her health, activity levels, eating habits, etc. This vet seems to have a habit of pushing unnecessary procedures and products that the cats do not need (mine, my neighbor's, and two other people). She's also very condescending and belligerent. I certainly want kitty to be healthy, but I don't think there is any legitimate reason for the bloodwork just because she lost a little over a pound. I thought I'd pop in here and ask what you think.