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My cat has not eaten, drank or moved around last 4-5 days

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my cat has not eaten, drank or moved around for the last 4-5 days now. She is 16 years old and I wonder if she is at the end of her life cycle or how can I tell.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Karing replied 2 years ago.

Hi there,

I'm very sorry that your cat is ill. You don't mention what diagnostics or treatment they provided when she was hospitalized; however, just the fact that she is still refusing to eat and drink afterward is a bad sign. Unless you are inclined to hospitalize your cat for a longer period so she can receive fluids intravenously and nutritional support, then I would recommend euthanasia. She has lived a very long life and the fact that she feels badly enough to refuse food and water this long tells me that she is suffering. Again, I'm very sorry that she is ill.

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