Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I am an experienced small animal veterinary surgeon, I will be very pleased to work with you today and will try my best to answer your question to your satisfaction.
Can you please tell me how long your cat has been drinking excessively for ?
She's been drinking more than normal for 3 days. Not excessive amounts, but more than normal.
But as it's been so warm, I didn't think much of it.
Ok, thanks for that, if this has only been going on for three days then the chances are she is doing this becaus she is running a temperature, this would fit in with her other symptoms.
That said cats that are drinking a lot will often ring alarm bells in the mind of an average vet because of things like diabetes and kidney failure
Having read your question through I have to say it would be best to have a vet check her over at the first opportunity. If she is running a temperature then prescription drugs such as antibiotics may be needed and if something more is suspected then perhaps blood tests can be run.
Thanks. Other symptoms I've noticed are that she appears a bit 'stiff' as if she has discomfort in moving about. She does walk but slowly. She also tends to stare at one spot for ages when lying down, very motionless.
Best not to wait ... Also there is not much you can hope to do on a home remedy basis I am afraid
These other symptoms also give cause for concern, while they could still possibly fit in with an elevated temperature and an infection they are yet more reasons to have her checked over sooner rather than later ...
Okay thanks, ***** ***** Just need to find a vets surgery open on a Sunday! I think Medivet have open surgeries on Sunday...
Some vets are open on a Sunday I know, but all will have access to some form of emergency service if you call their number.
Ok, thanks for your help.