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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
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Have a family member that has a cat that is drinking water

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Have a family member that has a cat that is drinking water but will not eat, not vomiting or appears to be in any pain, starting to get skinny. She is affraid it is too late for him... I'm thinking could be an intestinal blockage that might be able to treat with an case senario!?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

Hi Jeff,

I am sorry Jay is ill.

What and when did he eat last?

Is he able to pass urine and stools?

Is he vomiting?

After your reply please give me a few minutes to type detailed answer.



Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

Dear *****,

I was hoping to hear back from you so we could talk about Jay.

If he is passing stool and not vomiting a blockage is unlikely.

Drain the water from a can of tuna into a bowl. See if he will lap it up. If he does offer some tuna

Get a jar of baby food chicken or turkey with no onion or garlic. Warm it to bring out the aroma.

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

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