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My cat had diarrhea and now wont eat. Im not sure what to

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My cat had diarrhea and now won't eat. I'm not sure what to do
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. K replied 5 years ago.

Dr. K :

Hello,

Dr. K :

When did the diarrhea begin?

Dr. K :

When was his last bout of it?

Dr. K :

When did he stop eating?

JACUSTOMER-io7n3hk7- :

yesterda afternnon.

JACUSTOMER-io7n3hk7- :

right after he had diarrhea, we cleaned him up and then he just went into his bed and slept

JACUSTOMER-io7n3hk7- :

and he hasn't really moved that much since. nor eaten or had any water

Dr. K :

So, he only had one bout of diarrhea?

JACUSTOMER-io7n3hk7- :

yes. at around 6pm yesterday

Dr. K :

This was yesterday? And has been sleeping since?

JACUSTOMER-io7n3hk7- :

yes

Dr. K :

Did he vomit?

JACUSTOMER-io7n3hk7- :

no

JACUSTOMER-io7n3hk7- :

no vomit

Dr. K :

Has he urinated since yesterday?

JACUSTOMER-io7n3hk7- :

no

Dr. K :

If you go over to him now and lift his lip and touch his gums above his teeth, are they wet, dry or sticky?

Dr. K :

Are his gums in this area the same color as yours or do they look significantly different to you?

JACUSTOMER-io7n3hk7- :

hang on

JACUSTOMER-io7n3hk7- :

wet and pink

JACUSTOMER-io7n3hk7- :

normal color

JACUSTOMER-io7n3hk7- :

he seems more scared than anything

Dr. K :

If he has not had any diarrhea since that one time, and has not vomited, then this does not sound all that concerning yet.

Dr. K :

It is not strange that he would not feel like eating..

Dr. K :

if he has gastrointestinal upset.

JACUSTOMER-io7n3hk7- :

ok. what about calming him down. is there a way to make him more comfortable and calm

Dr. K :

As long as you did not see any blood in the stool...then I am not too worried.

JACUSTOMER-io7n3hk7- :

no. none. i was sure to check when he had diarrhea

Dr. K :

How is that he is not "calm" if he is just laying there?

Dr. K :

You said that he "just seems to want to sleep."

JACUSTOMER-io7n3hk7- :

well we had to move him to another room and when he walked he was all crouched down and scared

Dr. K :

He was probably crouched down because he is guarding his abdomen. His belly doesn't feel good.

Dr. K :

The fact that his gums are wet and pink is good.

JACUSTOMER-io7n3hk7- :

ahh. ok

Dr. K :

This means he is not dehydrated.

JACUSTOMER-io7n3hk7- :

ok. good. so we should keep an eye on that?

Dr. K :

I am also suspicious that he may be drinking without you noticing.

JACUSTOMER-io7n3hk7- :

ahh .ok

Dr. K :

It would not make much sense to still be well-hydrated after a bout of diarrhea, and then not drinking for such a long time.

Dr. K :

If he is still acting like this tomorrow, or if he should have more diarrhea or start vomiting, then he should go to the vet tomorrow.

JACUSTOMER-io7n3hk7- :

ok. i guess my boy friend said he was shaking earlier..

JACUSTOMER-io7n3hk7- :

ok

Dr. K :

If you have any further questions about this matter, please just let me know and I would be happy to address them for you.

JACUSTOMER-io7n3hk7- :

thank you

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