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Hello this is Dr. Holloway but you can call me Dr. H for short. I am sorry to hear that your pet Seymour is experiencing lack of appetite, vomiting, and what sound like lethargy. These are all very alarming for any cat because cats are true masters at hiding disease and illness so when they are sick we really have to take notice and action right away. I will do my best to narrow down some possibilities here but ultimately it sounds like Seymour will need some bloodwork to identify the exact problem.
Any previous illnesses for Seymour?
What is his typical diet?
When was the last time he had a meal?
- Dr. H
Ok what is the brand of food that you normally feed him?
Does he seem painful in his stomach when you palpate (press) there?
Poor cat. Ok he is displaying classic signs of potential kidney or pancreas disease. Kidney disease cats are typically very nauseous, lack of appetite and energy. They are at risk for extreme dehydration and severe sickness from he toxins that build up in the body due tot he kidneys not functioning properly. I would HIGHLY recommend taking your cat in to see the vet asap for blodowork to check for kidney problems so this is treated promptly and aggressively.
Do you have a vet that is open today to take your cat in to see?
Or early tomorrow morning?
Is there anything else I can assist you with concerning your pet today?
If you are satisfied with my answer I would ask that you please leave me a rating before you go so that I am credited with assisting you and your pet Seymour today with sound advice on how to care for him. Thanks for your feedback and I hope that you are able to get the necessary tests in order to best take care of Seymour.
If you cannot take him in to the vet tonight I would recommend giving him some Pedialyte (non-flavored) and some Ensure using a syringe or small turkey baster for nutritional support until he can be seen by a vet. Best of luck moving forward with his care!