Q. Not eating or drinking only wagging tail, hiding, not playing
I woke up this morning and he’s not playing and being hyper like usual, he won’t, move, eat or drink or play with my other kitten when he usually starts the playing, his eyes don’t look how they usually look and he’ll only move his tail
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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.
These are simple home remedies, but not solutions.
- Provide his diet with soft, non-hard foods.
- Serve warm food.
- Give him some of his favorite snacks.
- Change the room’s environment, the dining area, the time and frequency of meals, and so on.