Question by BlackSea: Any advice about my cat’s loss of appetite?
My cat’s appetite has changed a lot. When we noticed that she was shying away from her food and the food dishes, we took her to the vet. The vet took X-rays and said that the cat has some kind of intestinal inflammation for which she prescribed an antibiotic. She seemed to get better and is looking good–shiny coat, clear eyes, doesn’t seem weak, calm. But, her appetite still isn’t like it used to be. In order to provide her with nourishment, we started giving her milk–she loves it–and the sound of swishing milk brings her running to her food dish. She drinks it with pleasure but she doesn’t eat almost anything else.
I’m really reluctant to have the vet give her any more medicine because it obviously upsets her stomach on top of whatever else she is going on.
I welcome advice, ideas, and suggestions. Thanks in advance!
Thanks to everyone who gave me advice! The cat got better after the course of antibiotics insofar as she is now eating occasionally–pieces of ham, some wet food, some canned tuna, occasional bite of chicken, and milk. The antibiotic had a major side effect– loss of appetite– and the vet had us give her an appetite stimulant. Now she’s not on medication and eating irregularly. Milk is her top fav.
Answer by Honee
If you truly care about your pet, you are going to have to take her back to the vet.
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