I have a small female short-hair, raised from feral. She has been ill this year with a uri that developed into some sort of breathing / nasal problem that didn't clear up until after 2 weeks of liquid clavamox.
About a week after that she developed a loss of balance which I thought was a vestibular problem. I took her to the vet for testing yesterday and they found out she was secretly anemic, with a red count of 4. This is primarily due to fleas which I was very shocked to learn because although I don't handle her much, I have never seen a flea on her or in her area. She was also dehydrated and under-weight at only 4.8 lbs.
She was given vaccines, and an IV. Her teeth were ok and we are still awaiting lab results for parasites in her blood. I picked her up about 4pm and she was very hungry. I fed her small amounts of canned food
mixed with a little bit of water per the vets recommendation, and she seemed good but got up sometime in the early morning hours and vomited her food. She was not interested in breakfast and still has not eaten all day. I contacted the vet around 1pm and they had me put some Mirtazapine on her ear
(4pm) but she has not responded and has become very lethargic.
I am hoping that she is just wore out from such a big day yesterday (she had never been through that since she was a kitten and was spade). She is only five and I feel like I am going to lose her.
Should I take her to an ER? Please advise, thanks-James