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Hello, this is Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
I'm sorry to hear Ruby has not been eating.
When did you adopt her?
Does she have any other signs?
Thank you for this additional information.
And your main concern is a lack of appetite?
What is she eating?
This is a concern, especially as you feel she has lost weight.
While stress and a house move can cause reduced appetite and increased anxiety, we would have expected things to have improved at this stage. Also, we would not typically expect visible weight loss.
At this point, a vet visit is best in case of an underlying issue such as dental disease, pancreatitis or an infection.
At home, offer warm and tempting food such s fish or chicken with rice, in an attempt to get her appetite up.
Do also consider some calming supplements such as Zylkene and a Feliway plug in, to help her settle in.
Encourage 'non confrontational' games such as laser or wind up mouse pointing, so she has the option of joining in if she feels up to it.
She should have her own space and resources including a cat tree, bed, bowls, toys etc.
Bless her, this would make me more concerned there may be a medical issue.
Some conditions, such as cystitis, can be triggered by the stress of a house move.
The vet will check her over and may run some tests such as a blood and urine test.
Hopefully she is back to normal very shortly.
Not at all and stay safe.