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Not eating

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It sounds like your 6-month-old American Curl cat is experiencing some troubling symptoms, such as vomiting and a lack of appetite. These issues could stem from various causes, including gastrointestinal problems, infections, or something she might have ingested that doesn't agree with her.
To address the vomiting, it's crucial to ensure she stays hydrated. You can try offering her small amounts of water frequently. If the vomiting persists, it might be best to withhold food for about 12-24 hours to allow her stomach to settle. After this fasting period, you can gradually reintroduce food, starting with bland, easily digestible options like boiled chicken or a special veterinary diet.
For her lack of appetite, you might try tempting her with her favorite foods or warming up her meals slightly to make them more appealing. Sometimes, offering wet food instead of dry food can also encourage her to eat. However, if she continues to refuse food and shows no interest in eating, this could indicate a more serious underlying issue.
Given that these symptoms have been ongoing for a couple of days and considering her young age, it's crucial to seek veterinary care as soon as possible. Cats can become very ill quickly when they stop eating, and a vet can provide a thorough examination and appropriate treatment.