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If a cat goes longer than 3 days without food they can quickly go into liver failure...you may have to accept that the cat will need to be upset in order to save her life. I would take her back to the vet, because something is wrong.
I'm very sorry for your cat, my prayers and thoughts are with her and you.
Please take your cat to another vet, of my own personal opinion, I don't believe that the meds were necessary and certainly it would seem that your cat is not eating and drinking because she is traumatized/scared to go back to the vet's. I am not a veterinarian, I am an animal activist - thus exposed to animals and their behaviors and have healed many animals, naturally. It is important that your cat be treated as soon as possible, and I suggest that you seek a veterinarian that specializes in holistic/homeopathic treatment who can care for your cat in a natural way, and heal in body, mind and spirit. You can search for such a veterinarian by going to the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association's website. There are many in New York.
AHVMA - Find Member Vets in your area - Holistic, Alternative, Complementary Veterinarians
My best to you and your cat.
Peace, Love & Happiness,
The Mystic Wave
I'm very glad to know that your cat is being treated.
Great to hear, thanks for letting us know!
As long as she is eating okay, she should continue to improve. You might want to ask your vet to let you buy a few cans of Hill's Prescription A/D canned food to have on hand. It is very soft and can even be mixed with water and fed with a syringe, such as you were doing when you gave water to her. Also, it might be good to have some baby food from your supermarket on hand to give to her as a supplement to get her appetite rolling, such as baby food turkey, lamb or chicken. Make sure there is no onion in it, though, as cats cannot have onion.
It is good that you caught this soon enough, such as Dr. Dana suggested, as the hepatic lipidosis, or liver failure is common in cats that go without eating for several days. Plus, when they get dehydrated you have that to deal with on top of it all.
God bless you and good luck!