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Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinarian.
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Experience:  BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
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My cat is at least 8 years old usually very active and

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My cat is at least 8 years old usually very active and healthy appetite. For a week she is not eating drinking a lot of water and very lethargic. It appears her stomach is bloated .
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 9 months ago.

Hello again

Sorry to hear Miss Lilly is unwell, however I have worked out an answer for you below.

1. I have to say that to a vet cats which are drinking excessively and are lethargic is always a great cause for concern, a number of disease processes can cause these symptoms and this should be investigated ASAP. My advice therefor has to be that you should have Miss Lily checked over by your vet at the next opportunity. Sadly my experience is that it is very unlikely that there is anything you can do to help her on a home remedy basis.

2. Some of the diseases I would be concerned about are :

1. Diabetes mellitus.
2. Diabetes Insipidus.
3. Kidney failure.
4. liver disease.
5. In my experience the above would be the most likely but cats can also drink more with such things as anaemia, fevers, poisonings and more.

3. Also 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 you would like to talk things over with me further. In the meantime here is a link to an accurate article which covers this subject in more depth : LINK


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