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My cat is eating and using the bathroom. He is inactive and

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My cat is eating and using the bathroom. He is inactive and generally staying in one place unless to eat or use the litterbox
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice. There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you. 1- Is he strictly indoors? 2- How long has this been going on? 3- Any vomiting, diarrhea or coughing? 4- Any pre existing medical conditions?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Strictly indoor only. He's been like this for maybe 2 weeks. There was slight diarrhea that was due to change food I think. My other cat is ok. I switched back. To their regular food. No other existing medical conditions. He was at the vet about a month ok and he was ok.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
1- Is he eating? 2- Can you take a look at his gums and see if they are pink or pale? 3- Can you take his rectal temperature?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
He's eating like a champ :) his gums look normal compared them to the other cat. Have no way of taking the temp
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
Any other symptoms?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I know it sounds dumb but he's not acting like himself. If I go pet him he's really affectionate but he won't leave the table
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
Friend, lethargy (no energy) is a very non-specific symptom and can be related to many different medical conditions that affect cats. It will be difficult for me to determine why Louie is staying in one place without a hands on examination and some testing as he is not showing other symptoms. But, common causes are: Anemia, infections, etc. to name a few causes. In this case, your Louie will need a hands on examination by a veterinarian, blood work (chemistry profile & CBC) and urinalysis as initial screening test to determine the exact underlying cause. Treatment will be based on clinical and diagnostic findings. If cost is a concern I would look into your local ASPCA or Shelter where they often offer veterinary services at a lower cost. Please do not forget to rate my answer - I hope you found it to be excellent. If there’s more I can do, please use the reply tab and let me know. It’s my goal to provide you with excellent service." Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon! Dr. Peter