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He's drinking but not eating. Just adopted him, anout 4

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He's drinking but not...

He's drinking but not eating. Just adopted him, anout 4 years old. Have had him a week

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the cat's name?

Dudley

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Dudley?

He was abandoned at my school. Is neitered and declawed. Has been very well cared for is affectionate. Seems at home all over house. Doesnot appear disyressed in any way

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Hi this is Dr B. Thank you for your question! I am a DVM with 28 years experience. Please allow me a moment to review your question.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

How long has Dudley not been eating?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Since I got him last Monday.
Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

so he has eaten nothing?

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Nothing to eat in 4 days??

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

are you there?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
He ate about 2 minutes of fancy feast tuesday, and a bite of teal chic***** *****ed the day before
Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

ok, he has got to see your vet tomorrow....cat's can unfortunately get fatty liver from prolonged fasting and this can kill them.....this can come on really quickly...have you tried dry food and canned food?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
both
Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Ok, well something is wrong...you need to take him in first thing in the morning and have your vet check him out to try and figure out what is wrong otherwise his liver can shut down....

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Need exam, and bloodwork at the very least...

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

They can also give him appetite stimulants to help him start eating....

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Do you have a vet?

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

if not I can help you find one..

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

can I answer any other questions for you or help you in any way?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
i have a vet supposed to take him in on 30th for bolsters
Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

You need to go tomorrow....

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

not eating with cats can cause as I said fat to accumulate in the liver and liver failure....just due to not eating....

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I will. Thank you
Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Plus on top of that we need to find out why not eating and get corrected...

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Can I answer any other questions for you?

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

I sincerely ***** ***** I have helped you, and that I have earned my 5 star rating today! Please remember to rate my service by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen (rating me now does not close your question). We can continue here until you are satisfied, simply use the reply box and let me know.

Please remember my answers do not replace or supersede the advice of your veterinarian as my answers do not create a valid client patient relationship as I am unable to examine your pet. Thank you very much! DrB

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

If you have other questions feel free to leave them here and I will get back to you as this question will stay open for several days.....DRB

Let me know how your vet visit goes....

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