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Hi. My name is***** I'm sorry to hear about this situation with your girl. How old is she? What is her name? Is she still eating?
Ling li is getting up there in age. Do you feel that she's been losing weight? Is she able to move all her legs? When you hand feed her, is she eating ok with that?
Thank you for all that good information about Ling Li. I'm going to be honest here and say that her not drinking may not be that bad of a situation right now. Usually if a cat is eating well, they are staying hydrated enough. They typically won't eat if they are dehydrated enough to cause them to be weak to not drink. If she wasn't eating at all, then this would be escalated. So, eating her food when helped, I'm not again as worried about the not drinking. She most likely will do this when she is finally thirsty enough. As far as her gimpy leg, that is something that there are no safe at home pain medications that you can use in a cat. Your vet can evaluate her and the make a decision as to what pain mediation they have on hand to use in this situation. Could she have just a soft tissue injury that needs time and supportive care to get her through this? Could it be some arthritis? These are considerations.