Wed, Dec 13, 2023

He licks walls and eats things that are not food, his pupils are dilated all the time, lack of energy, lack of appetite, loses weight, does not want to play, only spends time lying down, stays away from his owners

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Firstly, pica and licking non-food items can sometimes be a sign of nutritional deficiencies or gastrointestinal discomfort. It could also be a behavioral issue, but given the other symptoms you've mentioned, it's more likely to be health-related.

Dilated pupils can be a sign of pain, stress, or neurological issues. When coupled with a lack of energy and a decrease in appetite, it raises concerns for systemic illness.

Weight loss and a lack of appetite are particularly concerning as they can quickly lead to a condition called hepatic lipidosis, or fatty liver disease, which is a serious health issue in cats that can develop when they stop eating.

At home, you can monitor her closely and ensure she has a quiet, comfortable space to rest. Try to encourage eating with a highly palatable diet or warming up her food to enhance the smell. And make sure she has easy access to fresh water at all times.

Since it's been a while since he's had multiple symptoms, it's important to take him to the hospital to identify and treat the exact cause.

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