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My cat is not eating, and she lets out cries of confusion.

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My cat is not...

My cat is not eating, and she lets out cries of confusion.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The noise must be worrying. I'll connect you to the Veterinarian. What is your cat's name and age?

Clyde, 15

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Clyde?

She is excessively sleeping.

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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6/13/2018
Cat Veterinarian: Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert replied 2 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert replied 2 months ago

how long is she like this?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
the crying out and excessive sleeping started a few weeks ago. The last few days she is barely eating.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
It is thought she is lost in the house when she cries out.
Cat Veterinarian: Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert replied 2 months ago

has she ever been tested for hyperthyroid?

what and when did she eat last?

how is her hearing?

does she seem confused?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
never been tested, to my knowledge. she hasn't eaten since yesterday, but the last few days barely at all. hearing seems OK, and she does confused.
Cat Veterinarian: Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert replied 2 months ago

thanks so much for your very helpful reply.

please give me a few minutes to type detailed answer

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
OK
Cat Veterinarian: Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert replied 2 months ago

I am sorry Clyde is not feeling well.

Vocalizing can be caused by hyperthyroid, poor hearing or dementia.

LETS get her eating and then discuss those issues.

Rub a drop of honey or syrup into her gums to raise her blood sugar in case she is hypoglycemic.

Drain the water from a can of tuna into a dish.........encourage her to lap it up for hydration ad to replace her electrolytes.

OFFER her canned or baby food chicken or turkey with no onion powder.

I can give you a coupon for a free vet visit at VCA so she can get some bloodework done f you wish.

I hope this information has been helpful. I will be standing by if you have other questions. Let me know if I can help further. Also, before signing off today, please take the time to use the star rating system at the top of the page to leave a rating for me (bottom of the page if using the app). A 5-star rating is appreciated as top notch answers are my focus. If you feel you have received anything less, please reply so that I may help until you’ve received the assistance you need. Until you issue a rating, the website will not compensate me for helping you. You will still be able to chat with me even after issuing a rating at no further charge on this thread.Kind regards,

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