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I am so sorry your girl wont eat. The high calorie paste is not very palatable.
Cats do not have whims like people. Anytime they refuse food, they are sick or in pain.
The first thing I would suspect is an abscessed tooth or root in her gum.
Cats are attracted to smelly foods - the stronger the better. If she wants tuna, give it to her You can also try fancy feast, clam juice or baby food.
human baby food in meat flavours (check that there are no onions or garlic in the ingredients) and mix that with warm water and offer that, or syringe it in little bits into your cat's mouth. Beech Nut makes a line of baby food that has nothing but meat (beef, chicken, turkey or veal) in it. Here's a link: http://www.beechnut.com/Our%20Baby%20Food/Results.asp If you cannot find this, you could find another meat baby food - just read the label carefully to be sure there are no onions, onion powder, garlic, or garlic powder in it.
If her tummy needs a rest, feed baby food with no onion or garlic for a few days.
If she wont eat, and your cat is not diabetic begin by giving her two droppers (cc size) of unflavored pedialyte every ten minutes for an hour. Next water down(plain water) canned cat food or baby food chicken or turkey with no onion or garlic and give only one dropper every ten minutes for another hour. Wait two hours and repeat both. When she feels hydrated she will lick up the gruel on her own.
Give her droppers of unflavored pedialyte a few times a day to make sure she stays hydrated.
If she throws it up have her seen immediately!
Please let me know how she is doing. I will always be here for you.
I hope she feels better very soon.
Sincerest best wishes,
It is best to use unflovored pediallyte because the cherry may make her nauseated. Don't mix the hi calorie paste in with foods (Yuk)
She may not be able to smell food because she is congested.
Run a hot shower and take her in nthe stamy bathroom to help break it up. Do 5 to 8 minutes every 3 hours.
She should go back to the vet today for subQ fluids if she is not drinking. That is given under the skin and will help to increase her appetite by hydrating her . Ask about a B 12 shot too.
Please let me know how she is doing.
Best wishes for her,
Awww the poor baby................I am so sorry she is so ill.
Don't overdo the pedialyte because that will stress her further..
Just give her about a tsp every hour for three hours. In between try the baby food.
If she dues not improbe she must get subQ fluids. Perhaps there is a mobile vet that could come over?
Call a mobile vet and explain the situation. Costs vary but I hope they will give you a break as she is an older , sick kitty.
Keep me updated.
Prayers for her,
Yes, maintain her throughout the night and lets pray.
It is my pleasure to help someone as lovely as you and your sweet baby.
I will always be here for both of you.
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