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My cat won't eat or drink, her pupils are extremely dilated

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Customer: Hi - my cat won't eat or drink, her pupils are extremely dilated and she is weeping
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Her name is ***** ***** she is probably about 8 although I'm not certain
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Bonnie?
Customer: She has been sleeping for the past 2+ days and doesn't respond when I pick her up
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Doc Sara replied 1 year ago.

Hi there, I'm Dr. Sara. I'm a licensed veterinarian who works exclusively with cats and dogs. I'm really sorry to hear that Bonnie hasn't been feeling well - I'll do my best to help.

I'm very worried about her based on your short description. It's definitely not normal for a cat to not respond to you when you pick them up. This alone is enough to warrant considering taking her to a veterinary emergency hospital ASAP. The very dilated pupils could be a sign of acute blindness, which could also make her more likely to not want to move around. Sudden blindness and very dilated pupils can happen from retinal detachments caused by high blood pressure, kidney or thyroid disease, or cancers. There are some very serious diseases on the list here, and that's why I would urge you to take her in for an exam ASAP. Please let me know what questions I can answer for you.

~Dr. Sara


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