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cathkidstonbag Sun 18-Nov-12 13:22:47

I think my cat might be ill but nothing I can really put my finger on. He seems almost depressed, no real life in him. He's only 3. He is still eating but not with his usual gusto. And what seems really odd is usually my dog chases him round, it's a game with them. But dog just keeps following him around and whining. Even when the cat is asleep in the dogs bed she just lets him sleep there rather than growling at him.

About 3 weeks ago he was in a fight with another cat and I took him to the vets. He had a couple of puncture wounds (now healed) and got antibiotics and painkillers. A few days ago he was sick and it was like spaghetti, I'm guessing worms. So I wormed him, he nearly scratched my hand off. This from a cat who is always so docile.

Does it sound crazy if I take him to the vets just to say I think he's ill?

TheSilverPussycat Sun 18-Nov-12 15:15:24

No it doesn't. Mine was off her food and sleeping too much (even for a cat!) - took her to the vets and turned out she had pancreatitis, which responded to treatment and she made a full recovery.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 18-Nov-12 22:29:49

Ive taken ours when he seems a bit down and he's gad infections I didn't know he had.

Animals hide injury to avoid being predated on.

I think it's really sweet the dogs worried about the cat too.

hellymelly Sun 18-Nov-12 22:32:56

I agree with fluffy, animals are very good at not showing obvious signs of illness until they are really very unwell. I take pets to see the vet at any change in behaviour or demeanor. This sounds like something that should be checked out quickly, in case he has an infection.

babesdontlie Tue 20-Nov-12 18:17:00

I've just brought my one year old male cat back from the vets (not eating, not drinking, very quiet etc) and it turns out he's got swollen glands -poor little sweetie

Sunnywithachanceofshowers Thu 22-Nov-12 16:52:06

How is he cathkidstonbag?

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