Question by Jazmin G: My cat is sick again! What is wrong with him?
This year in around April my five year old cat got sick. He was extremely dehydrated. In addition he had blood work done and all that yet the veterinarians couldn’t figure out what exactly was wrong with him. Now he is starting to dehydrate again, and I am so worried and scared out of my mind. My parents do not have $ 200 to take him to a vet. Is there anyway I any other way I to stop his dehydration? Also were my cat’s symptoms from last time: He was excessively drooling, his gums were bleeding, he was lethargic, wouldn’t eat or drink anything. I don’t get where the gum bleeding came in affect. But now the symptoms he’s experiencing is really foul breath, drooling from time to time, and refuses to eat or drink anything. What could this be a result from? I don’t think he could have gotten in to anything. And don’t accuse me of not giving him water or neglecting him. I make my pets have water at all times. I’m constantly filling it up. Someone please help me. Thank you.
Answer by ♥Pretty♥ ♥Kitty♥
Cats, by nature, don’t drink enough to keep their systems healthy. If you’re feeding dry food, stop and give him only canned food. This will up his moisture intake. You can also try giving him lukewarm, unseasoned chicken broth as a treat a few times a week. If the vet didn’t check him for Feline Diabetes, that needs to be done as well.
The gum situation sounds like an infection or gum disease. Your cat is going to need vet care. It’s your parent’s responsibility to provide it. It’s the law.
Do not give your cat canned fish like tuna, as someone suggested. Human grade fish products can make things much worse. It can cause liver disease and malnutrition. Here’s an article that outlines the dangers of feeding it.
If you decide to try raw feeding, do your research first. There’s much more to it than just tossing some fresh food into a bowl/ Here’s a great website on making your own cat food.
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