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my cat not eating only drinking water for two days

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my cat not eating only drinking water for two days
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Candy R. replied 7 years ago.

Hello,

 

I am sorry to hear your baby is having trouble

 

Can you tell me how old your baby is

 

Male or female

 

spayed or neutered

 

Is your baby urinating and defecating normally

 

Has there been any changes to the diet?

 

Any vomiting

 

I may have additional questions but this will get us started

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

12 YEARS ,FEMALE , NEUTERED , SHE'S SHARES WITH ONE MORE CAT,

NO ALWAYS ONE SMALL CAN OF FANCEY FEAST AND SOME DRY FOOD, SHARES WITH THE OTHER CAT, MY HUSBAND TAKES CARE OF THEIR LITTER BOX AND HE'S NOT HOME RIGHT NOW, SHE VOMITED YESTERDAY A LIGHT BROWN LIQUID, THIS MORNING UNTIL NOON SHE DID HAVE PLENTY OF WATER , NOW I DON'T SEE HER GOING TO THE WATER FOR SOME TIME NOW, I OPENED ONE CAN TUNA IN WATER AND SHE FINISHED THE WATER FROM THE TUNA.

Expert:  Candy R. replied 7 years ago.

ok, thank you for the information.

 

There are several things that can cause inappitence and vomiting in older cats.

Diabetes and kidney disease are among the most common.

Read more here

Diabetes

http://www.petplace.com/cats/diabetes-in-cats/page1.aspx

Kidney disease

http://cats.about.com/cs/healthissues/p/CRF.htm

 

The most important thing is to get her to eat. Cats that stop eating are at risk for a condition known as Hepatic Lipadosis. When they stop eating their body begins to break down fat for energy. The liver can not process this additional fat. This can result in liver failure.

Read more here

http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_hepatic_lipidosis.html

 

You did great offering the tuna as cats are very attracted by smell so offer tuna, salmon, clam juice or baby food in chicken or turkey. The baby food can be thinned with water and feed with a syringe if force feeding becomes necessary.

 

At this point a trip to the vet is warranted. I would recommend a full senior exam including blood work which will allow your vet to check the blood glucose levels, thyroid level, as well as the kidney and liver function.

 

I hope this has been helpful, please reply back if you have additional questions or concerns.

Candy



Edited by CandyR on 2/19/2010 at 12:04 AM EST
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