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My male neutered cat is about 3 years old now. Suffered from a lot of digestive and allergy problems as a kitten. Seemed to outgrow both. He was fine on Saturday. Sunday morning he refused to eat. He hasn't eaten since. He is very lethargic, has some nasal discharge, which he still occasionally gets with "allergy" season or a lot of dust. At one point, I caught him asleep sitting up. Not normal for him. He'll go to the food bowl like he wants to eat, but then won't. He also sits and stares at the water the bowl but doesn't drink. I filled it to the very brim and he took a couple small licks. We managed to give him about a tablespoon of water last night before he decided he didn't want anymore. His breathing doesn't sound congested like it does at times with his allergies. Any suggestions?
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Lee, Cat Veterinarian replied 8 years ago
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Any vomiting or diarrhea?

When was the last time he urinated?

Any coughing or sneezing?

 

Thanks.

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
We have other cats also and one of them has vomited in the past though we can't tell which one. Kirk is the only one acting sick. I was wondering about the urination, but after I cleaned their boxes last night he used one, and I checked and he had in fact urinated. Doesn't seem to be coughing or sneezing. He has had some diarrhea which has been an on an off problem for him since he was a kitten. (Vet checked and many remedies tried. Seems to mainly have just outgrown it.) When we got home tonight, he was a little brighter and did eat at least some food. This just didn't seem like his usual congested, "snotty" allergy attack.
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Lee, Cat Veterinarian replied 8 years ago

Thanks for the info.

 

I would be suspicious of urinary bladder stones/grids, pancreatitis, or upper respiratory infection. Other possibilities include dietary indiscretion as well as obstruction. I would suggest to have you vet do an exam and an urinalysis and that would determine if we need further test such as x-ray to look for stones and obstruction. If everything is ok, then antibiotic is needed to help with the infection.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks.

 

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