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My normally very affectionate cat is suddenly ding under the

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My normally very affectionate cat is suddenly hiding under the bed for the past 2 days. She is 13, loves to play and sleep on me.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

Hi Margaret,

I am sorry your fur baby is not herself.

Can you tell me what led up to this?

What and when did she eat last?
Any vomiting or diarrhea?

Do you have a Christmas tree up?

Do you have a rectal thermometer in the house?

After your reply please give me a few minutes to type detailed answer or if you prefer we can speak on the phone.

Thanks,

Terri

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She has vomited since a kitten. I had taken her to the vet for this a few times and the x-ray was normal. They told me it was nothing to worry about, Since her blood and x-ray were normal.She hasn't seen a vet in a few years now. We do have a Christmas tree up, but its fake. And she doesn't really go near it. She did poop and pee in the middle of the night. And ate a little bit. But is back under the bed since. I was just able to lead her head out from under the bed with a treat. But she was very cautious and didn't extend her body fully out. And of course she is back under the bed. She is always a verbal cat, meows everyday and talks a lot. And purrs a lot too. I did notice a few days ago that she was sneezing more than usual.
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

Dear *****,

Could something have scared her? Feel all over her body for any pain response. Look in her mouth for a stuck item.

Check roof and under tongue.

Its possible she has a fever. Normal for a cat is 100 - 102.5

If so, apply a cold compress to her tummy and pads.

Sneezing indicates an upper respiratory infection.

This is analogous to our common cold.

http://www.marvistavet.com/html/feline_upper_respiratory.html

Drain the water from the can of tuna into a bowl. See if she will lap it up. If she does, offer the tuna.
Add a tablespoon of warm water to a jar of baby food to dilute it and warm it to bring out he aroma.
If she will not eat syringe (slowly) about a tablespoon an hour for four hours.
Put the syringe in the side of her mouth of her mouth where there is a space between her teeth. Keep her on her tummy in a nursing position. Do not hold her up like a human baby.

You can make a steam room by running a hot shower in your bathroom. Then take her in for ten minute intervals.

Please let me know if she eats and how she is doing.

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Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.
Hi Margaret,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Margaret Andriano. How is everything going?
Terri