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my 14 year old cat wont eat, wont poop or pee and cant walk

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my 14 year old cat wont eat, wont poop or pee and cant walk straight? please help
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Oz replied 7 years ago.
There are many possible things that could potentially cause this. Can you describe a little more about what is going on? How long has she been refusing to eat? Has she been straining to urinate or defecate, or just not visiting the litter box at all? Any vomiting? Has she lost weight recently? Any other known health issues?

Constipation in cats will often cause nausea and so many cats won't eat. Dehydration is a common cause of constipation, and a cat who is dehydrated won't be peeing much either. There are so many diseases and problems that will make a cat dehydrated that it is difficult to give you a good list at this point.

The unsteady walking could just be weakness due to the general illness, or it could be a sign of a problem in the brain or spine. A veterinarian would have to do a physical exam and see the gait before they could tell if there was a problem with the brain or spine vs. just weakness.

This definitely sounds like something you should see your veterinarian for.

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