Question by Number UNO: Cat loss of appetite?! What’s wrong with my cat?
Soo my 6 month old kitty is barely touching her food today. She ate a handful of dry food (that I tried bribing her to eat) and didn’t touch her wet. That’s all she ate today (now its around 8 p.m where I am) She also didn’t play as usual in the morning or at any time today. She’s just sitting quietly alone and is excessively sleeping:( This is really worrying me. She’s not her usual self.
Now I can’t take her to the vet until possibly next month, as I just payed for her spay and vaccinations (so I can’t afford paying anything else for her now) . Apparently she also has/had fleas. So I got her purrscriptions flea control stuff. (even though the vet recommended frontline, yes i know I’m being cheap here but like I said I can’t afford this now). So could this be a side affect from the flea medication. Maybe from the fleas (which I still don’t believe she has because I haven’t seen anything, only what the vet told me) themselves are causing this? If not, what can these be symptoms of (please provide information websites where I can read about it) ? How can I help her now?
P.S I also read somewhere that these can be symptoms of Anemia. However, I checked and her gums and tongue and they appear to be a healthy pink color. So I doubt this could be a problem?
She was spayed last wednesday. and today is sunday so its been over three days. and also no i didnt change her food. she eats the same food ever since we got her.
Answer by Kyle S
If you changed the diet/food recently that could be the source of the problem.
Because the cat is only 6 months old, and the gums are pink this is 99.9% sure not a fatal health issue.
If you did switch the food, go back to the one it used to eat and don’t change it ever if possible.
As long as it’s still drinking water it will be fine, and most likely just doesn’t like the new food*, or has a small virus that is making it not want to eat.. cats do get small illnesses that you don’t need to have diagnosed by a vet that will alter their behavior until the illness passes.
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