Dehydrated and not eating. Loosing weight
Gus went to the vet 8 months for acting the same way he is now. He was great after a few weeks of medication were given he went to normal. Gus I believe is dehydrated, lethargic, Has diarrhea, and he refuses to eat but will drink a little
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The reason for the diarrhea is so various. It could be stress or anxiety, changes in diet, parasites, bacterial infection after eating garbage, or some medication relatively treated easily. However, many reasons for diarrhea are related to severe diseases, including pancreatitis, severe inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract, live or kidney problems, ingestion of poisons, toxins, or foreign objects (ex. plastic or fabric), or viral infection (ex. parvovirus).
However, if she is acting fine but showing symptoms of diarrhea, try the following.
Give her plenty of water.
And gradually introduce a bland (no bone chicken, boiled white rice) or low-fat diet into her diet. Low fat is crucial as high fat provokes stomach acid which can induce vomiting and diarrhea.
At this point, it should be noted that
- You should eat white rice rather than brown rice.
- Give her a small amount.
- There should be no seasonings or spices.
And it’s fatal for cats to eat nothing, so we recommend taking her to the hospital.
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