Q. He isn’t eating or moving or really doing anything
He isn’t active like normal and hasn’t pooped all day or peed and when he walks he kind of crawls like he has no strength
What are causes & treatment?
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Lack of appetite is a very non-specific symptom that can occur in wide range of diseases, so diagnostic tests chosen by a veterinarian who checked him directly are necessary to identify the cause.
And, even if cats do not eat for at least 48 hours, they will develop fatal liver damage (hepatic lipidosis). So, if your cat hasn’t eaten in two days, it’s important to re-establish his appetite, but veterinarian treatment must be done for the two days of anorexia. As a result, please take him to the veterinarian as soon as possible. You should also think about going to an emergency room.
But if he’s been eating little by little for last 2 days, you don’t need to rush to the emergency room; instead, please attempt to get him to eat his normal favorite food or anything with a strong smell, and you may also try forced feeding by putting moist food on his palate. Of course, the need to schedule an appointment with an animal hospital as quickly as possible does not change.
And if that’s a relatively recent issue, you can improve his symptoms by giving pet enough water, to provide pet with a fiber-rich diet, and exercise enough. Giving water-rich moist food instead of dry food can also be an alternative.
However, if his constipation symptoms persist for more than a 3~4 days, or if they are severe, it is recommended that you take your pet to a vet. Just giving your pet a laxative or gastrointestinal motility stimulant may improve his symptoms, but in severe cases, he may need enema. The choice of treatment can only be made by a veterinarian who directly examined him.
The commonly available human laxatives can cause toxicity in pets or are difficult to control the dose, so make sure to follow the veterinarian’s prescription.