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BeckyBrandon Sat 21-Dec-13 08:29:30

Out ginger boy (4) hasn't been very well for 3 days now. He had a little water on the 1st day he was poorly but nothing since. He was also sick on 1st day. Very smelly sick.

He won't eat and looks really misreable. Very lethargic.

When do I take him to the vet?

cozietoesie Sat 21-Dec-13 08:33:17

This morning, Becky. he doesn't sound at all well. Not eating or drinking for 3 days isn't good at all and coupled with the rest of the symptoms I think he needs to be seen.

Lonecatwithkitten Sat 21-Dec-13 08:44:52

Definitely this morning.

BeckyBrandon Sat 21-Dec-13 08:49:12

Ok, Vet is open till 12. I'll get him down.
I feel so nervous and teary.

Thanks for advice.

RandomMess Sat 21-Dec-13 08:50:27

Blimey you really should have taken him sooner.

Hope it goes well

cozietoesie Sat 21-Dec-13 08:51:27

Best of luck to him.

Let us know how he gets on.

notoneforselfies Sat 21-Dec-13 08:51:44

2 days ago ideally! Hope he gets better soon.

cozietoesie Sat 21-Dec-13 15:09:03

How did he get on, Becky?

BeckyBrandon Sat 21-Dec-13 20:02:43

Hello, I got him an appointment at 11am with a different vet to our normal one as they were booked right up. From about 9:30 till when we left, he decided to get up and get a drink and had about 6 mouthfuls of food.

The vet said he couldn't find a problem and it was probably a case of he had eaten something outside that hadn't agreed with him. But to keep an eye on him and bring him back if no improvement.

I kind of feel like he fobbed me off a bit now.

Saying that though, my cat has eaten almost half a tin of food in total today and had 2 more trips to the water bowl.

He actively came downstairs on his own when i called him and tapped his food bowl, which he wasn't doing before.

He still seems very tired though.

Flumpf Sat 21-Dec-13 20:11:49

Glad he seems to be a little better. Let's hope that he's well on the mend.

cozietoesie Sat 21-Dec-13 20:14:06

Fingers crossed for him. You did absolutely the right thing in taking him in.

BeckyBrandon Sat 21-Dec-13 21:29:24

Thank you smile

Actually contemplating calling someone out to him :/ he's basically slept all afternoon under a blanket on the sofa.

I just pulled his scruff up a bit and it didn't go back to normal. Stayed lifted a bit. I'm sure I read somewhere that it's a sign of dehydration.

Do I leave him until tomorrow or call a vet?

BeckyBrandon Sat 21-Dec-13 21:47:26

Just rang OOH vet. He said to bring him in tomorrow at 10 and not to worry too much because he has had food and drink. My poor baby sad

BeckyBrandon Sat 21-Dec-13 21:47:47


Lonecatwithkitten Sun 22-Dec-13 11:07:52

You were right Becky with OOH.
Hope he is okay he sounds quite a poorly boy to me.

RandomMess Sun 22-Dec-13 11:40:25

Hope he's okay, wonder if he's been silly and eaten some thread or ribbon or something sad

BeckyBrandon Sun 22-Dec-13 14:38:04

We took him this morning, he was given a long lasting anti biotic injection.

Vet said he thinks he has caught a bug from another cat.

He snoozed for a good 4 hours when we got back. When I checked on him the last time. I stroked him and he started purring, then he got up and started sharpening his claws on his scratch post. He then went for some food and ate with enthusiasm.

So happy he seems better already. Will keep an eye on him though. smile

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