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Not eating 3 days

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It's concerning that your 4-month-old Selkirk Rex cat has not been eating for three days, especially in combination with diarrhea that is gray and greasy. These symptoms could indicate a digestive issue such as malabsorption or maldigestion, which could be due to a variety of causes including dietary indiscretion, infections, parasites, or even a more serious underlying condition like pancreatic insufficiency.

Given the young age of your cat, it's important to address these symptoms promptly to prevent dehydration and ensure proper growth and development. Here are some steps you can take:

1. Hydration: Ensure your cat has access to fresh water at all times. Dehydration can occur quickly in kittens, especially if they are experiencing diarrhea and vomiting.

2. Diet: Offer a bland diet such as boiled chicken or white fish with no added oils or seasonings, which can be easier on the stomach. If your cat is not interested in food, you can try warming it up to enhance the smell and make it more appealing.

3. Probiotics: Introducing a feline-specific probiotic can help restore the natural balance of gut bacteria, which can be beneficial for digestive health.

4. Monitor stool: Keep an eye on the diarrhea, noting any changes in frequency, color, or consistency. Gray and greasy stools can sometimes indicate a problem with the pancreas or liver.

5. Flea and tick prevention: Ensure that the flea and tick collar is properly fitted and not causing any irritation or allergic reaction that could contribute to your cat's lack of appetite.

6. Environmental comfort: Make sure your cat has a comfortable, stress-free environment to rest and recover.

If your cat's condition does not improve or if you notice additional symptoms such as continued vomiting, lethargy, or a further decline in appetite, it is crucial to seek veterinary care immediately. These could be signs of a more serious condition that requires prompt medical attention.

In the meantime, keep a close watch on your cat's behavior and any other symptoms that may develop. If you notice any sudden changes or if your cat's condition worsens, do not hesitate to take him to a veterinarian for a thorough examination and treatment.

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