My 9yr old Siamese Romeo

by Tim
(Indiana)

My 9yr old went from eating a lot to barely eating at all. He went from being farely active to now lethargic. What could be wrong?

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Feb 03, 2012
Cat not eating.
by: Beatrice

Hi there,

You bring him to the vet immediately in order to rule out any injuries. If the cat has been in a fight and has an infection and in many cases septic teeth marks are not obvious initially but a good vet will feel down the body and in some cases, then they discover a half a cupful of puss. However if your cat has not been in contact with other males, then it is something more pathological and probably kidney disease. These breeds are prone to early onset kidney failure. You need to get him hydrated asap. So don't delay.

Best of luck.

Beatrice from Ireland.

Feb 03, 2012
call kitty 9-1-1
by: my2wins

I would consider this to be a veterinarian emergency.

With an older male, the first thing that comes to mind is potential urinary blockage. The early stages are lethargy and lack of eating. That's a sign of distress.

My male siamese started getting urinary blockages at 10 or so and we took many a trip to the emergency pet hospital, sometimes in the middle of the night.

If this is a blockage, The longer you wait, the higer the risk of dangerous and expensive surgery versus hopefully non-surgical intervention.

I hope it's not that, but whatever it is, I would not wait more than a few hours to get him looked at.

And once you get past this, the very best thing you can do for you boy kitty is avoid dry cat food at all cost. See www.catinfo.org for an important tutorial on how to maximize your cat's health by feeding him correctly.

I only wish I knew with my first cat what I know now. I spent well over $5000 on urinary blockage surgeries for him over his 21 year life span, and that was 25+ years ago when I was a kid.

Write back so we know how he's doing.

Feb 03, 2012
call kitty 9-1-1
by: Anonymous

I would consider this to be a veterinarian emergency.

With an older male, the first thing that comes to mind is potential urinary blockage. The early stages are lethargy and lack of eating. That's a sign of distress.

My male siamese started getting urinary blockages at 10 or so and we took many a trip to the emergency pet hospital, sometimes in the middle of the night.

If this is a blockage, The longer you wait, the higer the risk of dangerous and expensive surgery versus hopefully non-surgical intervention.

I hope it's not that, but whatever it is, I would not wait more than a few hours to get him looked at.

And once you get past this, the very best thing you can do for you boy kitty is avoid dry cat food at all cost. See www.catinfo.org for an important tutorial on how to maximize your cat's health by feeding him correctly.

I only wish I knew with my first cat what I know now. I spent well over $5000 on urinary blockage surgeries for him over his 21 year life span, and that was 25+ years ago when I was a kid.

Write back so we know how he's doing.

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