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Dr. Gary, Cat Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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My cat is very drawn down would not come out of the room today

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My cat is very drawn down would not come out of the room today and noticed he did not eat his food today he is usually eating a few times a day. He was hiding in the closet as if ready to die I've heard animals do that when the are near ready to die...I'm very nervous he won't eat or drink could he have gotten poisoned by something and if he did what is the best solution? Or should I try to feed him or give him Gatorade to hydrate him ....please help me!!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.
When did he last pass urine?
Has he been showing any retching, gagging, lip licking, drooling, excessive grass eating, or vomiting?
Can he keep water down?
Are his gums nice and pink (not white/pale)? Moist or sticky?
If you press on his belly, does he have any tensing, tenderness, discomfort, or pain?
Could he have eaten anything he should not have (ie bones, stones, socks, toys, plants, chemicals, human meds, etc)?
Any diarrhea?