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greenfelton
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From:Greenville SC
Registered: Sep 2003

posted 09-01-2003 12:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for greenfelton     Edit/Delete Message
Help! My cat won't eat and everytime we put her in front of the food bowl she runs away and hides. She also has been drinking water a lot, we refill her water bowl 5 times a day. What could be wrong? She was fine the other day.

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betsy_good
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From:Columbia City, IN, USA
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posted 09-01-2003 12:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for betsy_good     Edit/Delete Message
My advice is to get her to the vet immediately. If that can be today, that's all the better. Drinking so much water can be indicitave of many things - all pretty negative. Illness, serious illnes, or disease such as diabetes. Not to scare you, but I'm betting you're already scared. Is she lethargic? If she's still pretty active ("runs" away from the bowl) and an emergency clinic is not at all practical (don't read that as inconvenient) then you could wait until tomorrow - but please take her ASAP.

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greenfelton
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posted 09-01-2003 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for greenfelton     Edit/Delete Message
Also she acts like shes scared of the food. since

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betsy_good
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From:Columbia City, IN, USA
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posted 09-01-2003 10:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for betsy_good     Edit/Delete Message
Is she let outside? Often neighbors (unbeknownst to you, perhaps) will keep food out for their/other cats. If she has recently tried to partake in this food and been attacked (whether physical marks are left or not) it could lead to her being actually frightened to eat as she associates eating with that scary event. And the attack could also have led to a kitty illness, hence the water-drinking... If none of this is possible, I would love to learn what your vet says. Do tell. Best Wishes!!!

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LadyTeddybear
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From:Fort Wayne, Indiana
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posted 09-06-2003 12:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LadyTeddybear     Edit/Delete Message
Please let me know on the outcome on your cat. Our female feline "Kyn" was like this once and the only thing differenent is she does not drink very much water. Hve you tired giving her some tuna in water and posibly canging her food dish Try a saucr that yo have and se if seh will eat a lil bit of tuna n water on a saucer.

If your cat is outdoors alot could she of gotten food poisoning or somthing like that you never know what the neighbors have outside or in theri garbage as it may smell different to a cat compared to what our noses smell. Theses are just lil suggestions > I do hope that your cat get s better soon. Pleae let me now thank you. Linda

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Bengal Lover
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From:Seattle WA USA
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posted 09-09-2003 10:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bengal Lover     Edit/Delete Message
The tuna may be influential, but I wouldn't do this for very long. Tuna is kind of like the rat of the sea and has a very high, heavy mineral content. This triggers Urinary tract. So maybe a little bit would be OK to get her to eat again, but don't extend that for very long. You'll have more problems. Better yet, some yummy, enticing wet foods would be better.

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