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My cat won't come downstairs, just sleeps. totally untypical

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My cat won't come downstairs, just sleeps. totally untypical behavior. Has a flea problem right now. Could that affect her that dramatically?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 5 months ago.

Hello,

This is Dr. KV. Can you tell me more about your kitty? How old is she?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
8 years old
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 5 months ago.

Fleas do not usually cause sedation or sleepiness unless there is a severe infestation, so there could be another issue here. Is she eating and using her litter box normally?