she's 3ish (rescue) and is usually very excitable, sociable, and pesters like anything for her dinner!
we've recently started building an extension, and while she's seemed a bit peeved that it's a bit harder to get in and out of her cat flap, it hasn't 'upset' her in that way that cats get strung out about things...
for the whole of today my husband has noticed she's been very quiet, sleeping a lot, and seems exhausted in herself. Not interested in eating and drinking, but still seems to want to be around us and moves around comfortably- even happily deciding to sit near the toddler when she was in a playful mood!
she doesn't have a litter tray, so we don't know whether her guts are playing up... (did have a little sick a few days ago, but has been well for 48h in the mean time).
We're thinking it could be 1. drinking out of the toilet (oh that lovely pasttime they have) 2. licking wet concrete off her paws 3. possibility she was in contact with some spilt lime 4. a normal non- building related gastric virus or general lurgy...
any one got any ideas? she doesn't seem 'unwell' but is just really not herself. At what point/ after how long would you think about seeing the vet- can't see they'd do much for her at the moment...
I've learnt to err on the side of caution with my two when they're displaying a marked change in behaviour.
While it could be the change of routine upsetting her, the not eating and drinking is the most cause for concern.
Try coaxing a bit - warming her food up to body temperature, offering tuna juice mixed with water (if she's fond of tuna) offering firm favourites and lots of fuss.
If she's still not interested by tomorrow morning I'd get her checked over by the vet especially with the possible addition of concrete.
I used to feel like a mother with a precious first born, dragging them to the vet at the first sign of illness but cats are sneaky buggers and hide the fact they're not well until it becomes really obvious.
Times like this I do wish they were more like dogs (who seem to have no trouble in revealing a hurt or an illness at times)