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MY CAT HAS JUST BEEN LAYING AROUND , NOT EATING OR DRINKING,

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MY CAT HAS JUST BEEN LAYING AROUND , NOT EATING OR DRINKING, SHE IS 10 OR 11
YEARS OLD.....PART SIAMESE....SHE HAS BEEN IN THIS CONDITION FOR 2 DAYS.
SHE DOESN'T GET UP AND WALK, JUST LIES ON ONE SIDE AND THEN ON THE OTHER,
WE CAN'T GET HER TO EAT OR DRINK. ANY IDEAS ?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 3 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

Is she vomiting?

Having diarrhea?

Problems urinating or defecating?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

she is not vomiting

no diarrhea

don't know about the urinating or defecating, yesterday she dug a hole

so we assumed she went to the bathroom but not sure

Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 3 years ago.
There are many reasons why a cat wont eat - including infectious causes such as parasites, or even systemic disease such as problems with the kidneys...

Unfortunately - regardless of the cause - if a cat does not eat for several days, they are at risk of secondary liver problems (LINK HERE)

If the signs continue, you will need to see your veterinarian for evaluation and testing.

At that time, what may be reasonable would be to ask your veterinarian for an appetite stimulant to hopefully get us over the hump of not wanting to eat, namely Cyproheptadine.

Other options:

- You can try to offer small amounts of diluted pedialyte for hydration and electrolytes. You can even purchase a dropper from your local pharmacy to offer the water/pedialyte mixture by mouth.


- A calorie dense nutritional supplement such as nutrical (LINK HERE)


- Another option would be baby food. If you are going to try this, please purchase baby food that does not have any ingredients such as garlic or onion.

Many baby foods now will only have the ingredients of the item and water...for example chicken and water. But they will not have any other salts or seasonings. This is what you need. Just chicken and water or beef and water

for example.

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The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.
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