Cat won't eat

50Twuncle
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edited 19 June 2019 at 2:02PM in Pets & pet care
One of our cats (a large black crossbreed) aged 15 has given up on food
He won't even touch tuna or chicken

We have a vets appointment this afternoon - and we fear the worst
He has been extremely nervous for the last week - jumping when ever there is a tiny noise - running and hiding on his bed !
He has been sick several times - clear foamy liquid with grass in it !


What could be the cause ?
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  • donnac2558
    donnac2558 Posts: 3,610 Forumite
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    Wait for the vet to give a proper verdict.
  • jackieblack
    jackieblack Posts: 10,314 Forumite
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    50Twuncle wrote: »
    What could be the cause ?

    Any number of things.
    Honestly, I know it's worrying, but you can only wait and see what the vet says after they've examined him.
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  • charlie3090
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    My cat had similar issues and had hyperthyroidism,

    went on tablets and had a few good years after, but this could be something as simple as bad teeth,

    hope all goes ok for you x
  • hazyjo
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    My cat has been the same over the last few days, but perked up yesterday and has seemed fine since. Will follow thread to see how you got on at the vets in case it's something I need to worry about too! Fingers crossed all okay!
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  • 50Twuncle
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    edited 21 June 2019 at 6:35AM
    Doesn't look too good
    The cat is still refusing food
    He's drinking a lot of water
    The vet thinks that she may have felt a lump in his stomach !
    He has been given some antibiotics but is refusing to take that too !
    Keeps on being sick....
    He's lost almost 2kg in 6 months
    I think that it is time to say GOODBYE..
    This is so sad
    He had hyperthyroidism 4 years ago and had his Thyroid removed
  • jackieblack
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    Sorry to hear that :(
    I’ve been there, I know how horrible it is.
    We all hope that our furry friends go peacefully in their sleep after a long and happy life, but unfortunately it doesn’t always work out that way.
    At least we can ensure that they don’t linger in unnecessary suffering knowing that while it’s hard for us, it is the kindest thing for them.
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  • hazyjo
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    So sorry to hear that. Really hope they can actually find something else wrong before taking that final step. Have they done an x-ray?


    Mine's been lots better thankfully, but you do worry about there being something majorly wrong. Will keep a close eye on him.


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  • 50Twuncle
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    edited 21 June 2019 at 11:11AM
    The good news is that he has perked up slightly this morning
    At least - he has eaten solid food (not much but more than the last week)
    fingers crossed !!
    No x-ray yet - but obviously we will get everything possible done before deciding ...
    We have had cats linger in the past and don't want him to suffer !
  • hb2
    hb2 Posts: 1,398 Forumite
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    I'm sorry you are going through this, I know how hard it is :( The decision as to when to let go is so difficult because you want to give your furry friend the best chance of recovery but don't want to let him suffer. There is no single 'right' answer but I believe he will let you know when he has had enough. Then, you have to do that (hardest of all) one last, loving thing for him . . .
    It's not difficult!
    'Wander' - to walk or move in a leisurely manner.
    'Wonder' - to feel curious.
  • Igilao
    Igilao Posts: 11 Forumite
    Maybe because your cat is very old. The best thing is to ask your Vet. Anyways, how's your cat now?
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