My Cat won’t eat or do anything but sleep!


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    lavendermoon
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    My youngest cat(Nigel) got his vaccines yesterday. At the clinic he was a nightmare so all the vets could do was vaccinate him. They even said he was one of the worst cases they have ever had to deal with. He got so upset that he peed himself. Normally he is very chill at home. When we got home he ran away and hid. He has a small cubby filled with my sweaters that he has been staying in. He won’t leave it unless I pick him up and move him but when I do that he gets really mad!! He wouldn’t eat anything yesterday or today.He won’t eat anything no matter what I give him. I haven’t seen him drink or go to the litter box. But he must have during the night. All he does is lay in his cubby and sleep or stare off into space. My other cats keep checking on him to make sure he is ok. I see them walking over to him and licking his head then walking away. This is very unlike them and him. I’m getting really worried! What should I do?

    #754888
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    chlondon
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    Did they test him for FIV? My kitty did the same thing after vacinations and then tested positive for FIV. The vacines really zap a FIV kitty because of their compromised immune system.

    He may just be scared, mad, and deeply offended by the indignities. Hopefully he will bounce back to normal. I will be thinking about you and Nigel.

    #754889
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    ChLondon mentioned FIV .. I know here vets do a “click” blood test which test for antibodies for both FIV and FeLV which all vets should test for before vaccinations .. Did they vaccination against cat flu ?? Or FeLV (feline leukemia) .. Sometimes vaccinations coupled with the stress of the vets visit could cause him to go into flight mode which means he won’t eat or drink if he still feels vunerable .. If you can i would highly recommend getting a plug in feliaway defusier this will calm him down a lot…

    If he still isn’t eating by tomorrow i would call the vet ask for advice.

    #754890
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    lavendermoon
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    No I don’t think they tested for FIV, because he is so horrible at the vets clinic they don’t really do much with him without him being sedated. I don’t remember what he was vaccinated against but it probably was the Flu. Thanks for you advice! I will keep everyone updated!

    #754891
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    mistyb
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    hi i want to know how nigel,s is doing i hope he gets better soon..

    #754892
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    lavendermoon
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    Not much better but a little. He has what seems to be a fever, his head and ears are really warm compared to my other cats. But I don’t want to risk taking him back to the vets clinic. However, on a brighter note he has started to move around a bit more and is drinking water. As well as using the litter box.

    #754893
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    lavendermoon
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    Good News!!! Nigel started to eat yesterday and he has come out of his shell! I woke up this morning to find him running around playing with the other cats. He is much more himself only a little off.

    #754894
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    That’s great news!! Thanks for keeping us up update:) hope he continues to improve for you

    #754895
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    lavendermoon
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    Thanks, today he has got even better. I think its fair enough to say that he is fine now.

    #754896
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    Moonshadow_NZ
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    I’m so pleased Nigel is getting back to his usual self and thanks for updating us.

    #754897
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    Charger
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    Great news Lavender!!

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