Cat unwell - please advise, cat gurus

(12 Posts)
Sundressandsandals Sat 01-Oct-16 13:54:13

Mo, my gorgeous, active 3 year old ginger tabby, vomited once yesterday afternoon. Last night he curled up in a corner of the bedroom behind a chair and hasn't moved from that spot since, except to stand, stretch and immediately lie down and sleep again. I've been up most of the night checking on him.

I've never known him like this before. Should I be heading to the vet as soon as they open (I'm several hours behind the UK)?

Strangely, he purrs when stroked, but doesn't really wake - and by this time in the early morning he's usually racing around and keen to go out.

His only other brush with illness was a year ago, when he weed on the kitchen floor and had a small trace of blood in his urine. I rushed him to the emergency vet on a Sunday morning (in the UK in those days) but was reassured that he had no blockage and the vet didn't even think he had a UTI. He's been on a special diet as a precaution ever since (vet recommended anti-struvite forming dry food and wet, although he's not keen on the wet) which we have to bring in from the UK as we're in a developing country with few facilities, so can't really change except for lower quality food available locally.

I'd be so grateful for advice. Should I take him to the vet (some way away) or monitor him for now? I'm really concerned - but also confused by the purring. Thank you

Jonsnowsghost Sat 01-Oct-16 14:02:52

I would definitely take him to the vet, cats do purr when they are distressed too. He sounds like he's feeling poorly sad Hope he's feeling better soon

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 01-Oct-16 14:07:47

Vet asap, don't wait until Monday. We had this last week and cat was very, very poorly, hate to think what would have happened if we'd left it x

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 01-Oct-16 14:09:04

And yes, purring can be a self soothing thing as Jon mentioned.

MirabelleTree Sat 01-Oct-16 14:10:52

Yes agree that you should take him right away. Hope they can get him feeling better very soon.

Sundressandsandals Sat 01-Oct-16 14:25:43

Thank you all. Vet opens in half an hour so will take him over. Strangely enough, since I first posted, he's woken up, got up and is having a good wash, so I'm hoping the situation isn't as bad as it seemed to be. But I'd still like him to be checked over, as half an hour ago (and all night) it was a very different story. If only they could talk....

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 01-Oct-16 14:30:40

Hope he's ok and it was just a dodgy mouse!

Wolfiefan Sat 01-Oct-16 14:32:57

Hope he's ok. Better to get him checked out.

Sundressandsandals Sat 01-Oct-16 17:27:35

Hugely relieved to report that he's had a thorough check-over and has no fever, no apparent sources of pain and has perked up a lot. The vet said he could have eaten or licked something bad in the garden, or might have ingested too much fur, but she was reasonably confident there's nothing serious going on. And he's even had some food since we got home, so I think he's on the mend.

Thank you for your advice and support and Dame - I hope your cat is feeling much better too.

MirabelleTree Sat 01-Oct-16 17:31:17

That's good to hear smile I didn't wait to say before you'd taken him but I was a bit worried as our cat ingested a toxin last weekend (or so the vet thinks) and had a massive seizure, was very touch and go - she's fine now. I''ve found a few mushrooms/toadstools in the garden and got rid of them just in case.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 01-Oct-16 21:13:09

Oh good news, what a relief! Yes my cat is on the mend now thank goodnesssmile

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 01-Oct-16 21:14:11

Goodness,we have lots of random mushrooms in our grass- will instruct dh to keep a close eye and pull them up!

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