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my cat has stopped eating,only drinks water but cant seem to

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my cat has stopped eating,only drinks water but cant seem to keep the water down.she is 12 years old and an indoor cat never out.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Brian replied 7 years ago.

When did she stop eating?
Was her thirst normal?
When did the vomiting start?
Any weight loss?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
stopped eating about a week ago thirst seemed normal gulped down food vomited often has lost a lot of weight
Expert:  Dr. Brian replied 7 years ago.

In the older cat with weight loss inspite of eating well the two most common diseases are thyroid tumors and diabetes. Cats that stop eating for more than about 3 days can also develop liver disease as a result of the lack of eating.
You need to have your kitty seen tomorrow. Blood testing may give us the diagnosis, and thus the treatment plan, but your kitty may also need medications to stop the vomiting , and fluids by injection for dehydration.
I've added links to articles on these two diseases. Best wishes.
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