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Edele Grey, Veterinarian
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My cat (a Birman) normally sleeps quite a lot, but for the

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JA: Hello. How can I help?
Customer: My cat (a Birman) normally sleeps quite a lot, but for the last day hasn'.t slept much at all. At times she is restless otherwise crouched up looking sad. She is eating and drinking. She last had flea drops last week, but not worming drops yet.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help your Birman. What is your Birman's name and age?
Customer: Her name is Poppy. She will be 7 years old this week.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Poppy?
Customer: I don't think so. Although her breed is a housecat. She does go outside in y back garden under supervision.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Edele Grey replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

You're through to Dr. Edele, a UK based vet.

Please ignore any requests for a phone call as the site sends these automatically.

I have some questions to help me best advise you about Poppy.

Is Poppy peeing/pooping normally?

Is she eating/drinking?

Does she still want to play or has her personality changed?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She is peeing but not pooing
She has just eaten grass to try to vomit s hairball nut failed. Could this be the problem? I could give her some olive oil perhaps to help her pass it one way or another.?
Expert:  Edele Grey replied 1 year ago.

Has she broken any toys recently or could she have eaten something she shouldn't?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No toys broken. She has eaten grass which she does to help with fireballs.
Expert:  Edele Grey replied 1 year ago.

It may be that she has a hairball bothering her. You can add some olive oil to her food and add a little water to her wet food as well which will help make sure she's taking in plenty of water. If you have a gentle feel of her tummy, does it feel tense or relaxed? Can you feel any lumps?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No thank you.
Expert:  Edele Grey replied 1 year ago.

Please ignore any requests for a call, the site sends these automatically.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Her tummy feels relaxed, I think I will take your advice and try olive oil. How quickly should it work?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No lumps
Expert:  Edele Grey replied 1 year ago.

Great, thank you. The olive oil can take 48 hours so you could try adding a commercial hairball remedy from your vets (over the counter) which may work a little quicker.