Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar_universal
Won't eat or drink, very lethargic
We adopted a stray cat last October and believe that she had survived outside for at least a year prior to her adoption.  Having lived as a feral cat she goes stir crazy if she is kept inside the house for too long and we give her the freedom to choose how long and how often she goes outside.  We live in an area with lots of fields and farms and she often spends the entire night hunting and eating her prey. There have been two times now that she has come home feeling ill.  She won't eat or drink and becomes progressively more lethargic and unsteady on her feet.  The first time she came home this way she vomited a few times as well.  I took her into the vet, he gave her an antibiotic and subcutaneous fluids and after a couple of days she was feeling better.  About two days ago she returned home not acting quite right, but seemed okay.  She has gradually quit eating and drinking, doesn't want to get up and walks very slowly and unsteadily when she does.  Also, the third eyelid on her right eye is raised part-way up.  I hate seeing her in this condition, but I don't know what to do to prevent it.  I'm afraid she'd be a very unhappy kitty if we were to always keep her inside.  She has had her vaccinations and regular medical care, but I'm wondering if there is something else I could be doing to prevent this?  What do I do?

P.S.  The vet believes she is no older than 3-4 years old.
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar_universal
it looks like the only way to stop her from getting sick is to keep her inside.  which as you say would drive her nuts.  what you can try to do is see if she is willing to be leashed trained.  if she is willing to do that then you can take her outside on a leash and she can get the exercise and fresh air that she wants but at the same time you can make sure that she doesnt get into anything she should not be getting into
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar_universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Won't eat or drink, very lethargic
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
2020005_tn?1417986816
Blank
KTowne commented on KTowne's status
41 mins ago
495284_tn?1333897642
Blank
dominosarah commented on glassguy's status
4 hrs ago
2020005_tn?1417986816
Blank
KTowne commented on renae176's status
4 hrs ago
Top Cats Answerers
874521_tn?1424120397
Blank
Canada..., SK
587315_tn?1333556383
Blank
7052683_tn?1392942395
Blank
highland beach, FL
242912_tn?1402547092
Blank
CA
506791_tn?1439846583
Blank
Saint Mary's County, MD
740516_tn?1360946086
Blank
Brazil
Cats Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Cats Answerers
874521_tn?1424120397
Blank
Canada..., SK
587315_tn?1333556383
Blank
7052683_tn?1392942395
Blank
highland beach, FL
242912_tn?1402547092
Blank
CA
506791_tn?1439846583
Blank
Saint Mary's County, MD
740516_tn?1360946086
Blank
Brazil