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Whenever a normally sweet, social cat becomes distant or stops eating, he is either he is either sick or in pain.
Feel all over Yoda's body for any pain response.
Look in his mouth for a stuck item, bad tooth, oral sore or any abnormalities. Check roof and under tongue
Take a rectal temp...normal is 100 - 102.5
Make sure he is able to urinate.
See if he will drink tuna water or milk
Let me know what you learn after inspecting him
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What and when did he eat last?
Has he been to the litter today?
Many times they eat grass to settle their tummy.
Does Yoda's tummy or pads feel hot?
OK, he may have a fever. Apply a cold compress to his tummy and pads to try and bring it down.
The two issues that come to mind are:
1. a urinary blockage. That is a MEDICAL EMERGENCY where he needs to be seen immediately or his bladder could burst
2. pancreatitis...also needs vet care
Is there any chance he ingested tinsel or other non food items?
If he does not feel better after you bring his fever down he needs to go to the ER
PLEASE keep me posted on what is happening with him!
When was his last bowel movement?
When did he eat last?
Oh dear, sounds like pancreatitis.
Lets keep him stable till a vet opens.
Bring down fever with cold compresses (not ice)
Offer him liquids and tinned food but no dry food.
Keep him in a dark, quiet room
its a painful inflammation of the pancreas treated with IV fluds and pain meds. he will need an fPLI test to diagnose.
CAN be life threatening....
IS there an ER vet open?
I would take him there........