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She stomps her hind legs and then lays down and her stomach tightens about every 10 seconds and she makes a whimper sound that’s faint

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Based on the symptoms you've described, it sounds like your cat may be experiencing abdominal pain or discomfort, which could be due to a variety of causes. The stomping of her hind legs, laying down with a tight stomach, and whimpering are signs that she's in distress. These symptoms could be indicative of gastrointestinal issues such as constipation, ingestion of a foreign object, or even a more serious condition like pyometra, which is an infection of the uterus and can be life-threatening if not treated promptly.

Given that she's a 1-year-old female and the symptoms have been occurring multiple times a day for 2 days, it's important to ensure she's not in a critical state. If she's not spayed, pyometra is a concern, especially if she's recently been in heat. If she is spayed, other causes such as gastrointestinal upset or pain from an injury could be the culprit.

To help your cat, ensure she has access to fresh water and a quiet, comfortable place to rest. Monitor her eating and drinking habits, as well as her litter box usage. If she's not eating, drinking, or using the litter box, or if you notice any vomiting, diarrhea, or blood in her urine or feces, these are signs that she needs immediate medical attention.

Keep an eye on her behavior as well. If she becomes lethargic, hides more than usual, or shows increased signs of pain, these are additional indicators that she should be seen by a professional as soon as possible.

In the meantime, do not give her any medications or treatments without professional guidance, as some human medications can be toxic to cats and incorrect treatments could worsen her condition.

If you notice any of the following symptoms, it's crucial to take her to a veterinary hospital immediately: difficulty breathing, extreme lethargy, unresponsiveness, collapse, or if her gums become pale or blue-tinged. These signs could indicate a life-threatening emergency.

Remember, while these suggestions may help you monitor and provide comfort to your cat, they are not a substitute for professional veterinary care. If her condition does not improve or worsens, it's imperative to seek veterinary assistance.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.