ok i have a cat that is 1 years old. he has been throwing up for two days and will not eat or drink anything he is completely lifeless. his eyes are fully dilated and week. i can't figure out what is wrong with my cat and i can't take him to the vets because there are no vets near me.
You HAVE to take the cat to a vet. There is definitely something wrong that you nor I could treat. Look in the yellow pages and find some sort of Vet or Animal Clinic...there must be some nearby...that is the responsiblity of a pet owner...if you can't care properly for a pet, then you shouldn't have one. This cat may be suffering...and needs help now.
How in the world do you expect us forum members to have some sort of magical cure that'll stop major vomiting?
Your cat is weak because he's dehydrated from vomiting so much and he/she WILL die if he doesn't get help soon. If you don't believe me, then wait another day.
I'm going to go out on a limb, and guess that you can't afford a vet so you think that a forum has got some magical cure.......NOT!
Go to the health pages in this forum and there are plenty of resources and web sites that can help you pay for vet care. There is also a page on dehydration that your cat desperately needs to get corrected or he's got 24 hrs left.
The health pages of this forum can be found at the top right of this screen-scroll all the way up, and it says "health pages" and it's directly under "watch this discussion" and "e-mail this" .
It sounds like a toxin reaction, which means your cat ingested something or was exposed to something that was toxic, to some degree. The eye dilation is classic, along with the vomitting). There are other possible causes, but this is the most likely, in my experience.
Certainly, hydration is a factor. In addition to the health page on hydration there is one on syringe/ force feeding. It would be a good idea to force water into your cat, which could possibly keep kitty alive in and of itself.
If you can get your cat to a vet ASAP, you need to do so.
If not, well, the toxin will pass out of kitty's system, or it won't (I'm sorry, that isn't nice to hear, but it's true). You'll have to wait and see for a day or two if you cant' get to a vet . And make sure she doesn't dehydrate in the meantime. And don't let her go without food for more than a day or so, too, if she's not eating. The syringe feeding article deals with feeding also.
You also need to consider what your cat could have come into contact with. Any human drug or medication, any household product, cleaning product... all that kind of thing could do it. If you have any kind of pesticides around like bug killers, that could do it. Eating peeling paint from the wall could do it. Look it up online if you are in doubt.
Let us know what happens and if there is any other question you have.
As Mrs. Savas said above, it could be your cat is eating a plant or such that is toxic to it's system. My 4 year old indoor tabby cat did just that and was listless, eyes were sunk in, wouldn't eat. We talked to the vet and even brought him in. He was traumatized by whatever they did to him overnight. We took him home. We also change vets. After the vet visit, he would go to his food, look at it, and then walk away. The only thing to do was wait. We removed anything that might have caused this symptom, e.g., plants, chemicals. We almost gave up hope, but on the 7th day of not eating, I offered some baby food (tuna flavor his favorite smell), and some tuna juice on it (water base not oil). He started licking it and I knew that was a turn around sign. His appetite picked back up in a few days. This was my favorite cat ever and I hope yours will get better soon At this point, you might need to wash all the bedding and vacuum really frequently. Vacuum the crevices and under furniture and all furniture material. Frontline and Advantage are products I use on my 2 indoor cats. I know we'll bring a few fleas in from the outdoors and need to reapply the flea medicine to our cats every once in awhile for control. Good luck with your kitty.
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