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cat wont eat, drinks a lot of water, frequent urinatio

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cat won't eat, drinks a lot of water, frequent urination
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Christian K. replied 7 years ago.

Hello,

This is Dr. Christian. Welcome to JustAnswer. A few questions will help me get a clearer picture of the situation:

  • How old is your cat?
  • Has your cat had any vomiting?
  • How long has this problem been going on?
  • Is your cat losing weight?
  • Is your cat male or female?
  • Is your cat neutered or spayed?
Expert:  Cher replied 7 years ago.
Hello, and thanks for you question.

The symptoms you describe may be indicative of a medical problem like diabetes, hyperthyroidism, kidney issues, ingestion of a toxic substance, or other conditions.
http://www.sniksnak.com/cathealth/hyperthyroidism.html
http://www.sniksnak.com/cathealth/diabetes.html
http://www.sniksnak.com/cathealth/renal.html

If a cat doesn't eat, even for a short period of time, a risk of a serious liver condition called hepatic lipidosis, is possible, so it's important to find the cause of your cat's symptoms and get her eating again.
http://www.sniksnak.com/cathealth/hep-lipidosis.html

You can dropper feed watered down canned cat food from the side of the mouth, slowly, at 1cc per every 20 minutes for an hour, then repeat in 2 hours. However, if your cat vomits, stop!

It will be necessary to have your cat evaluated in person by a vet, as soon as possible, and a routine blood test, plus any other necessary testing, will provide more diagnostic tools for the vet. Once your cat is diagnosed, the most appropriate treatment will be prescribed.

I hope all will be well with your kitty!

I hope you have found this answer helpful; if so, please click 'Accept' and leave positive feedback. If you need additional information, please click 'Reply'. Thanks for the opportunity to be of help.

Best wishes,
Cher

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