Hello, my name is***** and I have been a licensed veterinarian since 2007. I'm sorry sorry to hear that your cat has been sleeping a lot and is not eating and his fur is sticking up. You mentioned that his litter box habits are normal - have you seen him urinate in the past couple of days?
How old is he? Any discharge from his eyes or nose? Any sneezing?
Okay, thank you. I would make sure he is urinating by taking the top off the litter box and checking every once in a while. I'm glad to hear he doesn't have any discharge or sneezing. Have you tried offering him canned food or something yummy he doesn't usually eat to get him to eat?
Ok. Do you think he would let you look inside his mouth to see if you see any signs of injury? One thing you could try is giving him some a tablet of 50 mg Dramamine in case something is causing him to be nauseous, which can cause him not to want to eat. I would give one tablet of Dramamine, wait an hour, and then offer him something like chicken flavored baby food to eat, and see if he goes for that.
If he's not eating by tomorrow morning, I would take him to the vet. Cats that go more than a few days without eating can develop a life-threatening liver problem called hepatic lipidosis, so we want to get him eating. The vet will want to treat him with some fluids under the skin and an appetite stimulant, and possibly do some blood work after they do an exam.
Ok, that sounds like a good plan. I hope he starts eating soon!
You're very welcome, best of luck!
Yes, it's possible that is why he is lethargic. The vet will take his temperature.
Hi, I'm so glad he ate! How is he doing today?
Aw thank you, ***** *****'m so happy to hear he is doing better!
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