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My 2 year old cat hasn't eaten for a couple of days. He is

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My 2 year old tom cat hasn't eaten for a couple of days. He is drinking water. Eyes a but watery. Still likes affection and purrs just not himself
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Joey replied 2 months ago.

Hello I am Dr. Joey. Thanks for trusting me to help you and your pet today. I am a licensed veterinarian with over 16 years of experience. I look forward to working with you.

This is concerning since it has been a few days. Given that he is not improving, this is an indication it would be in his best interest to have him examined today by his veterinarian. He needs a good exam, especially a check of his temperature to ensure he is not running a fever.

Unfortunately his symptoms are vague and not indicative of any particular problem. This type of lethargy, loss of appetite and water eyes could be due to an infection (especially abscess as is common in our tom cats from fighting with a neighbor cat; but unlikely if he does not go outdoors), virus (such as feline leukemia virus or FIV), organ problem (liver, kidney, pancreas), ingestion of unusual item, toxicity and the list continues.

AT home there is not much you can do but if you are unable to have him seen today I can give you a few hints,
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1) Tempt him to eat: I am sure you are already doing this but do not limit yourself to different types of cat food. Try people baby food (I find the pureed chicken works best) or canned meat such as salmon or tuna.

2)Give famotidine 10mg at ½ tablet every 24 hours for nausea. You should be able to find this medication at any pharmacy over-the-counter. It has no bad side effects and does a great job to settle stomach acid and reduce nausea.

I am at a point I need to know what questions you have.I hope that the information I provided has been helpful.

Please let me know if for any reason you need further clarification, have more questions, or were expecting a different type of answer.

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