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Hello againSorry to hear Red is unwell, however I have worked out an answer for you below.
1. If these symptoms continue then what you should do just to be on the safe side is have a vet check your cat over sooner rather than later. The reason I say this is that while the symptoms you describe would not allow me or any other vet to pin this down to any one particular disease via the internet the fact that he is suddenly lethargic has a much reduced appetite makes me think that it is possible that he is running a temperature and so may be in the early stages of some kind of infection. This would be the commonest cause of what you are seeing in a cat of Red's age group although of course other diagnosis are also possible, I doubt if this is diet related by the way since you are not seeing vomiting or diarrhoea.2. I normally like to suggest home remedies if I can do this safely but in your case I think it is not worth the risk as it could well be that prescription drugs such as antibiotics would be what is needed if he is indeed running a temperature. In the meantime until you can get Red to a vet all you can do is to keep him comfortable and reassured and make sure he is getting fluids regularly.3. However I should be available online for you the next four or five hours today so please do not hesitate to get straight back to me if his condition changes in any way or you would like to talk things over with me further.
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Hopefully this is not so serious but in the meantime please do not hesitate to get back to me if his condition changes in any way ...