Our cat, Princess, is 14 years old. She is shedding like crazy and is drinking water all the time. She started peeing on a living room carpet instead of using her cat box. Her coat is dull and I just combed out 6 brushfuls of hair. She has asthma and reguritates her food right after she eats if she was just grooming herself. Is the hair situation connected to her excessive thirst? What about the peeing, I clean the box each day. We have one other cat, and 2 dogs.
Yes, everything could be related. Your pet needs a blood test at your vet. Some possibilities for the clinical signs you are seeing are hyperthyroidism, kidney dz, diabetes. Good luck, vetcare