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Poorly cat. Advice please?

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Honeybear30 · 19/02/2014 11:11

My first post in pets, hoping for some help. My cat hasn't eaten for coming up to 48 hours now and I'm not sure how much water she's taking either. She has also vomited 3 times. I have her booked into the vets this evening as I know this is best. But my question is, should I be trying to feed her anything to get her to eat or should I just leave her? I know with dogs you can give them chicken and rice when they have a bad tummy but I don't know about cats. Any advice gratefully received!

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cozietoesie · 19/02/2014 12:02

If she would take something like chicken that would be fine although getting liquid (water) into her (unless she has actually been drinking) is arguably more important.

How old is she and is she normally in good health? Oh - and does the vet know the situation? (I'm wondering whether they could give you an earlier appointment than this evening if she's poorly.)

What is her current attitude like? (eg does she seem normal or is she sitting hunched or something like that.)

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Honeybear30 · 19/02/2014 13:01

Thanks for the reply :) she is 6 and normally in good health. She doesn't go outside and is behaving quite normally. Apart from perhaps being a little more reluctant to bound down the stairs, more just sauntering. But she is happily curled up with me and purring away. Which is why I didn't push for an earlier appointment. Any ideas on how I could persuade her to drink?

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cozietoesie · 19/02/2014 13:57

At this stage, I think I would just ensure the water is around close by and see what the vet thinks this evening.

Best of luck and let us know how she gets on.

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Honeybear30 · 19/02/2014 17:26

So just got home without my poorly kitty. They're unsure what's wrong so need to run bloods. They're keeping her overnight. Hopefully will find out what's wrong soon.

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cozietoesie · 19/02/2014 17:37

Fingers crossed for her. Was she dehydrated when you got there?

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Honeybear30 · 19/02/2014 18:15

Yes that's why they wanted to keep her in so she can go on a drip. He said she was in pain but I'm no so sure, I think she just doesn't like her tummy being touched and she just didn't like him either! She is very particular about who she likes!

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cozietoesie · 19/02/2014 18:48

I thought they might put her on a drip. And I'd listen to your vet on the feeling pain bit - they get very used to the various symptoms.

Anyway - she's in the best place for now. When will they be getting back to you?

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Honeybear30 · 19/02/2014 19:50

Just heard. She's got pancreatitis. So fluids and antibiotics and should be able to collect her tomorrow evening. Thanks for staying in touch today :)

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timtam23 · 19/02/2014 20:34

Poor kitty. Taking her to the vet was a good call! Hopefully she'll be feeling much better tomorrow.

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