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I'm glad you are trying to give Romeo a healthy support system. I am suspicious however, that he has hyperthyroidism. It is more common in older cats over 8 years old that have an increased appetite and increased incidence of vomiting. It could also be caused by other problems with his internal organs such as diabetes. With that they can have increased appetite. The only way to diagnose these diseases is to have a vet do bloodwork. Then depending on what they find, you can come up with a plan to help him out that you are comfortable with.
I've not heard of stem cells helping with either of these diseases if he has them. And unfortunately, there is not a good holistic treatment for hyperthyroidism if that is what he has. However, if he is not eating, that is very concerning. Has the not eating and drinking only been since last night?
It would not be wrong to take him to the vet tonight and have blood work run and possibly get him fluids. However, if he is not eating or drinking tomorrow, it becomes much more important to have him seen. When cats don't eat, it makes their liver very angry. Their metabolism changes and they become very sick rather quickly. The vomiting may be unrelated to the increased appetite as well. When did he have his last good meal? Could he have gotten into anything outside that could have upset his gastrointestinal tract?
Sorry for the delay in responding. I think going to a standard vet for blood work would be a good idea since he hasn't eaten in a couple of days. 104 is a fever for a cat. Especially if he has been quiet and not active. The fluids they would give would most likely be IV and it would depend on his blood work results which one would be a good choice. It is also difficult to say whether the Advanced Immune Restoration formula would help because we aren't sure what is wrong yet. He may be sick with a feline pancreatitis and his immune system is not the primary player in him feeling bad. As I mentioned before, cats not eating can get very sick rather quickly due to metabolic changes in the liver. If he isn't eating for you, I would take him to the vet for an exam and blood work so you can know what is going on with his internal organs and blood cell counts. I graduated from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Although, I respect treating the whole pet, including environment and nutrition etc, I am a veterinarian and see the value in blood work to diagnose disease and use medications appropriately to improve the health of the pet. I also completely understand the stress that cats in particular and even dogs can experience with a visit to the vet. I see multiple times that testing and medication can help a pet. I also believe that some holistic and alternative treatments can help as well. It seems to work best when all options are considered for each pet. There are a couple of diseases that can be diagnosed with simple blood panels and I have personally seen patients improve with medication. So, I can't say I agree with your psychic healer that all testing and medication is harmful to pets. It would be nice if everyone can work together to help the patient.
Having said that I think keeping Romeo hydrated if he is not drinking will definitely help him feel better. It is important that cats get good nutrition on a regular basis. The longer he goes without eating the more difficult it will be for him to heal and feel better. Obviously, you need to make the decision that is right for you and Romeo, but as a veterinarian, I see the value in diagnostics and APPROPRIATE treatment. Is there a holistic vet near you that can do diagnostics and recommend a holistic approach you may be comfortable with? Maybe a compromise to know scientifically what is wrong, but include any appropriate medication AND holistic options? It's obvious you care deeply for Romeo and I hope you can find a way to make him feel better soon. Its hard to watch them drift away.