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WE Branch Fanatic
13th Jan 2015, 07:52
My cat has suddenly gone off her food. Normally she eats and drinks well and is rather vocal, but from Sunday afternoon she has been quiet, done little except sleep, and been uninterested in food or drink.

Could she have caught some sort of bug, as she was fine until Sunday? The only place she has been was the vets last week for a follow up appointment after an eye problem. She does seem more alert and vocal today, but she needs to eat.

13th Jan 2015, 07:56
Take her down to the local Vietnamese restarant and see what they can do with.....i mean for! for your cat.... :O :E

13th Jan 2015, 08:01
Sounds like possibly cat flu. Nasty.

A good Viet restaurant can cook it
out though if its in the early stage.

13th Jan 2015, 08:05
I am rather fond of cat....but I couldn't eat a whole one.....:ok:

No! Hang on!...is that pussy, I'm rather fond of....ah nevermind....:O

13th Jan 2015, 08:08
If she's not drinking that sounds quite serious. I would recommend a visit to the vet.

Good luck.

Low Flier
13th Jan 2015, 08:09
Take her to a vet.

Not a Vietnam vet, mind.

Lon More
13th Jan 2015, 08:25
sounds nasty if it lasts so long. To the vets ASAP

Better taking a dog to the Vietnamese. More meat on them

Pinky the pilot
13th Jan 2015, 08:28
Hie thee and thy cat to the vets! Like NOW!!:=

13th Jan 2015, 08:34
Fliegs I think you're getting confused....

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13th Jan 2015, 08:40
It seems that JB is indeed the font of ALL wisdom.
I have a problem.
My canary has not bathed for two days in a row, now.
I'm seriously worried about his personal hygiene.

I hope there's somebody out there who can help me.

13th Jan 2015, 08:43
what about your own bathing regime? Maybe it's trying to match the pong? :E

Takan Inchovit
13th Jan 2015, 08:51
Sorry, no time to help. I have a pussy to feed.

13th Jan 2015, 09:12
It seems that JB is indeed the font of ALL wisdom.
I have a problem.
My canary has not bathed for two days in a row, now.
I'm seriously worried about his personal hygiene.

I hope there's somebody out there who can help me.

Feed it to the OP's cat - 2 problems solved :p

13th Jan 2015, 09:17
There's a thought - nothing worse than a neglectful canary

I'll have you know, I bathe regularly!
Once a year - whether I need to or not.

Pinky the pilot
13th Jan 2015, 09:22
Stanwell; Like my Dear old Dad used to say,
"Only dirty people wash themselves.":E

Solid Rust Twotter
13th Jan 2015, 09:23
Get yon mogg to the doc soonest!

I'm not a fan of chancre mechanics myself and will avoid them wherever possible, but that's my choice. If mogg is not feeling well, it's not worth waiting and dragging it out. Let the doc sort her out ASAP.

13th Jan 2015, 10:37
Suggestions, other than ill-health, and yes I've experienced all of these with my own cat:

Check eyes and nose for secretions (= illness), have you seen her scratching/clawing at her throat ( = foreign object) ?

Is her voice normal (throat infection) ?

Are her gums red (gum infection) ?

Check anus for fecal matter adhering (stomach upset) ?

Then we move onto the psychological problems:

- There's another cat or a new cat in the neighbourhood
- She's had a scare for example, met an unexpected animal somewhere
- Miffed about something, have you insulted her or hurt her feelings ?

Good luck !

13th Jan 2015, 10:58
As the OP didn't mention any physical symptoms, I think it likely that the problem is possibly more of a psych one.
Probably one of the first two on your list.

Loose rivets
13th Jan 2015, 11:08
Water first. Can you get it to take a small amount from an eye dropper?

Over many cats for many years this lethargic state has responded to antibiotics. What proportion would have got better anyway is not known, but I hated to see them like that.

13th Jan 2015, 12:29
Maybe she's in love.

Seriously though, it is upsetting when a pet is ill and unlike kids they cannot tell you what's wrong.

Get well soon kitty. X

13th Jan 2015, 15:34
I'm wondering........ "My cat has suddenly gone off her food. Normally she eats and drinks well and is rather vocal, but from Sunday afternoon she has been quiet, done little except sleep, and been uninterested in food or drink."

Leads me to come to the conclusion, a tom has tried to mate with her. The above quote reminds me of ladies in past years. :*

13th Jan 2015, 15:46
Our cat regularly goes off her feed, typically after catching and eating something like a mouse/vole.

13th Jan 2015, 16:14
Is she a long hair or a short hair?, our long hair goes off his grub about a day before he howks up a big hairball.
Just sayin...:uhoh::uhoh:

13th Jan 2015, 17:47
Seriously, get her to a vet as soon as you can. My beloved cat was off her food and not her usual bubbly self for a few days..... turned out she had lymphoma, quite well advanced unfortunately, and we soon had to make the painful decision to euthanise her. Hope yours soon recovers.

13th Jan 2015, 17:55
A visit to the Vets would be well advised. It could be nothing, but animals as you know, are very attuned to themselves and keep to a pattern or rythmn, even if it has an erratic form. There is an issue and someone who knows animals should have a look see. Here's to a positive outcome :ok:


13th Jan 2015, 20:20

I'd get across to ArRSe if I were you - someone has the same problem as you but their cat seems to be drinking and eating now. You should ask them for advice....;);););)

Seems they have a love for the viff-viff-nozzle-nozzle jet as well. You're made for each other....:E:E:E:E

And, yes, I know!

13th Jan 2015, 21:01
Off to the vet. Cats (oddly, for a hunter) can only survive not eating for 3-4 days before their liver self-destructs.

When our (sadly lamented) cat went off his food, he had what turned out to be a terminal cancer. Maybe it's nothing at all, but the sooner you get him/her to the vet the better.

Shaggy Sheep Driver
13th Jan 2015, 21:19
To the vet, ASAP, and I hope by now you have. My elder daughter's a vet and she says when cats suddenly loose their appetite, it may be serious and time critical. May not be as well of course (as has been said, might be fur ball etc).

Don't take the chance. There are too many domestic pet dogs and too few moggies in the world.

14th Jan 2015, 08:59
Dazdaz, a status report on your cat's health is required !


LGW Vulture
14th Jan 2015, 09:14
Maybe nothing more than gum soreness, that's what one of ours had. Vets is a must though.

In other cat related misery, one of mine is currently stuck up next door's palm tree - some 30 feet up! 24 hours now and counting!! :(:(:(

14th Jan 2015, 09:52
nothing more than gum soreness

Some cats need a tooth cleaning once a year, some don't. No idea why the difference. You can buy fish-flavoured cat toothpaste and rub your cat's teeth, even use a brush, if it's an understanding cat. (If it isn't, have TCP and sticking plaster handy).

14th Jan 2015, 10:05
Get her to the vet quickly. Despite what a previous poster says, cats can go a long time without food and only drinking water. We had an old cat who stopped eating for 3 weeks, and she would only drink water.
We were greatly concerned about her, but she was old, although apparently healthy enough, and she didn't seem to be suffering, and didn't seem to be losing a lot of weight.
She would just wander out into the garden - her favorite spot - and just sit and stare into the distance for lengthy periods. Then she'd come back in and curl up and sleep.
However, one day at the end of the 3 weeks, she was under my chair at the computer desk, and she suddenly started wailing and twisting in pain, indicating her stomach area was the source.
Took her to the vet who diagnosed a massive incurable stomach cancer, and we had to put her down on the spot.

15th Jan 2015, 17:01
Been away for a week, and collected the two cats from the cattery on Tuesday morning. One of the cats (2 sisters) is very small, and a typical 'scaredy cat'. She was the runt of the litter and was bullied, she is most comfortable with routine.

Although she goes out during the day, she more often than not runs in to use the litter tray, which I keep as the two of them don't go out during the night.

Anyway, I noticed she hadn't had a pee since her return from the cattery on Tue morning, so first thing this morning, with some concern I took her straight to the vets.

Sure enough, the poor bugger had a very full bladder. Apparently, not being able to pee can be brought on by stress. So, the vet took hold of her, and held her close, and 'did something' to make the cat start peeing.

Well, I have never seen so much pee. The poor cat peed all over the place (including down the front of the vet's uniform). No wonder she (the cat) didn't look very well!

So, if any of you have a female cat who has been taken out of her routine, and is perhaps beginning to look quite listless, then this is something to consider.

The pee cost me 42!

Another thing to consider, is constipation. If a cat goes to her food, but doesn't eat, it 'could' be constipated. Again, this happened (to the other cat) a couple of years ago. A visit to the vet soon sorted her out!

16th Jan 2015, 03:02
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I thought some of you cat fans might like this :)

16th Jan 2015, 08:19
WE - what's the latest with catty? Let's hope she's ok

16th Jan 2015, 14:39
Yes, I was wondering the same. All ok ?


17th Jan 2015, 07:24
Like many other cats, my dear old Buster couldn't resist a cardboard box and would have leaped into it: if he didn't crush the baby it would have suffocated when he flooped out on it - "what this ? a cardboard box with warmth ? what a wonderful idea...."

17th Jan 2015, 08:23
WE Branch Fanatic,
I find it interesting that you started a thread, some four days ago, on an aviation forum (Well, it is Jetblast of course), about your pussycat that hadn't quite been itself for a day or two.

In that time, there have been numerous responses offering good advice and expressing concern.
I'm starting to suspect the problem is more with you than your cat.

Kindly have the decency to acknowledge those who have positively contributed to your thread and let them know what the Vet said - if that's not too much trouble, of course.

17th Jan 2015, 19:37
Re post #34: Masha the cat who saved the baby: just found this photograph of her....


17th Jan 2015, 19:50
With all the publicity Masha has got recently, I wonder how long it will be before some cat-hater comes along and...?! :sad:

PS. There are enough of them (cat-haters) here in JetBlast aren't there? :{

18th Jan 2015, 08:18
In my post #40 I forgot to add that every morning Masha goes along the row of parked cars outside her apartment block and clears the snow away from every one so the owners can drive right off. In the photo she's just finishing the last one before she goes inside to a nice hot breakfast, following which she patrols the streets looking for abandoned babies in cardboard boxes.
After lunch, she escorts pensioners to and from the local civil centre where they go for their shots of free vodka. In the evening she holds political correctness classes to refugee kittens from the Ukraine.

Yes, airship, you are right (sigh). Some cat heaters may chose to disbelieve what I wrote above, but that is their problem

18th Jan 2015, 09:53
A guy from Doncaster went to the vet:
Vet: Hello, What can I do for you?
Guy: It's my cat - it's off it's food and moulting
Vet: Is it a tom?
Guy: No - I brought it with me!

WE Branch Fanatic
18th Jan 2015, 11:08
Well she seems to be eating/drinking/miaowing again now... I was a bit worried.

18th Jan 2015, 11:28
Now, say thank you to everybody, please.

18th Jan 2015, 12:05
And how's the cat?

Shaggy Sheep Driver
18th Jan 2015, 13:06
A guy from Doncaster went to the vet:
Vet: Hello, What can I do for you?
Guy: It's my cat - it's off it's food and moulting
Vet: Is it a tom?
Guy: No - I brought it with me!

A bit later the moggie unfortunately passed away, and so upset was this chap that he went to see a jeweller to get a life-size statue of his cat cast in gold.
"Eighteen carat?" asked the jeweller.
"Nay lad, but chewin' a mouse'd be OK".

18th Jan 2015, 13:39
OK then,
How do you make a dead cat miaow?
Pop it in the freezer for a few hours then put it through a bandsaw.... MEEEEEYOW !

18th Jan 2015, 16:34
In that case how do you make a cat bark?

Pour petrol over it, toss a lit match at it and it'll go "whoof"!

I quite like cats. I shan't have another since thirteen year old grommet died.

19th Jan 2015, 10:21
Was amused by the first page of the menu in a Polish hotel some many years ago - apparently Zepter is a make of cooking pot:uhoh:

http://i925.photobucket.com/albums/ad98/cb1943/PolMenu.jpg (http://s925.photobucket.com/user/cb1943/media/PolMenu.jpg.html)

The rest of the menu continued in the same way - the vegetarian part included ham omelette.