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My cat is refusing to eat or drink for 3 days. Very lethargic

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My cat is refusing to eat or drink for 3 days. Very lethargic and wants to be alone. She is 12 yrs old. We have a new dog in the house for 3 wks. I wonder if she is upset about that or has a serious illness. Please help!
Hello there,

Sorry to her about your situation. The new dog may certainly have started the problem but if she has not drank anything in 3 days, the problem is serious. Cats that do not eat can go into liver failure within a few days. There is also a very long list of other things that can affect a 12 year old cat to put them off food. Kidney/liver disease, fever, diabetes, infection, toxin infection, pancreatitis, tumors, etc. are just a few. I would certainly have the cat examined as soon as possible. Blood tests will likely be needed and treatment and prognosis will depend on what the diagnosis is.
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Hi Lorraine,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thanks Dr. Scott. I took your advise and got Trixie to the vet the next morning. She has a virus. The vet gave her an anitbiotic and a shot. She is 75% better today!! It is amazing. I was so afraid I was going to lose her.


Lorraine Davis

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