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Hi my cat is shaking and peeing an pooing everywhere also he

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Hi my cat is shaking and peeing an pooing everywhere also he keeps wanting to hide away from me
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Steve replied 3 years ago.
Hi,I'm Dr Steve. I am sorry to hear about Tuckz. I would like to gather some extra information so I can better help you. Could you please answer all these questions and I will check frequently to see your responses. Thanks in advance .
1. How long has he been doing this?
2. Is he eating and drinking ok?
3. Does he seem to be active when you do see him?
4. Has he vomited or had diarrhea?
I will look forward to your responses to my questions.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

he has been a doing the his about 2 days now hes not eating or drinking and got zero energy just curling up and shaking and he has vomited but only once 3 days ago he has also wet him self and stayed lay in it

Expert:  Dr. Steve replied 3 years ago.
Thanks for the information. It is really unusual for a young cat to have these symptoms. THe typically are very resilient and not affected by the problems that older cats experience. One thing that I see affect young cats in this manner is a bacterial infection. THis causes a fever which could explain the shaking, lethargy and poor eating. The vomiting could indicate a bacterial infection in the stomach or intestinal tract Hiding is a very typical behavior when a cat feels poorly and all they want to do is be left alone. THe peeing and pooing outside the litter box also can be asign that he just feesl so poorly that hedoesn't care about keeping himself clean or making the extra effort to go to a litter box. He just wants to "go" wherever he is at teh moment. Wetting himself is another sign that he is hurting. I wish there was something that coould be done for him at home, but as severe as this sounds and the fact that he has not improved on his own in 2 days just means that the infection is too severe for him to get rid of ot himself. He may be dehydrated by now and coudl probably use IV fluids to restore hydration and correct any electrolyte imbalances that can occur from not eating and drinking. I strngly urge you to take him to a vet as soon as you can to help relieve his discomfort, determine for sure if he has an infection and get him on the road to recovery. I hope this has helped. If it has would you please rate my answer. I will check in about 4 hours (lunch) to see if you have more questions. I would appreciate if you would keep me updated as to his condition at your convenience. THanks for the question and good luck.

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