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My 13yr old cat isnt eating and the little that she has is

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My 13yr old cat isn't eating and the little that she has is making her sick

Dr. Bruce :

Hello,this is Dr. Bruce and I would like to help you with Polo.

Dr. Bruce :

I'm sorry to hear that she is having this issue.

Dr. Bruce :

Depending on how long this problem has been going on for, will determine how to treat.

Dr. Bruce :

How long has Polo been vomiting/not eating?

Customer:

On and of about week and half but the same thing happened a few months back

Dr. Bruce :

How was it treated a few months back? Was there a diagnosis?

Dr. Bruce :

I would be concerned that there may be some underlying condition causing her to have this problem. I would be prudent to withhold food for the next 12-24 hours to allow the stomach and GI tract to calm down.

Dr. Bruce :

Continue to offer small amounts of water to help stave off dehydration. You may also use pedialyte or some other similar electrolyte replacement solution. You may even need to use a syringe or dropper to put the fluid directly in her mouth.

Customer:

No we tried applaws food and then she stopped eating that and went back to Felix sensations and seemed to be fine until now she is hiding under bed a lot and seems to want to eat but has a sniff then walks away

Dr. Bruce :

If you can give her a pill, you can try giving 1/4 of a Pepcid (famotidine) tablet to help reduce stomach inflammation.

Customer:

Thank you we will get appointment with vets tomorrow to get her checked out

Dr. Bruce :

You're very welcome. Good luck with Polo and I hope she feels better very soon. I would make sure to ask your vet to check her kidney function and her thyroid function along with more general testing.

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