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Lethargic, not eating days, not drinking much water

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lethargic, not eating for 3 days, not drinking much water
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 1 year ago.

Hi there and thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed, internship-trained veterinarian with 10 years experience in general medicine and emergency and critical care medicine and I would be happy to assist you. Please be patient as there may be slight delays in responses as I research your pet's issue.

Does your cat go outside at all? Any vomiting or diarrhea? Is your cat breathing normally?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Strictly indoor cat, no vomiting or diarrhea. shes starting to drink a little water & she went to pee. walks very slow & very weak & isnt eating food.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She seems to be breathing ok. I recently rescued a kitten & kitten chases her and other cat. Other cat is fine
Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 1 year ago.

Okay. At this point, I would be concerned about a metabolic cause for this (kidney or liver issues, anemia, etc). I would see a vet for some basic blood work and go from there. The other possibility is that this is back pain. I would run your hand down her spine pressing firmly downward and see if she reacts at all. If she does, then see your vet for a neurologic exam. With a new kitten in the house, the back problem is a definite possibility.

I hope that I have answered your question thoroughly. If you still have questions, please reply. If you feel that I have provided anything less than excellent service, please reply to me first before rating my service and let me know how I can better assist you. Thank you for your question; it has been a pleasure being able to provide assistance. Best of luck.

Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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