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something is not right with my cat.. any ideas?

enjoyinglife365
July 1st, 2011, 08:15 PM
Any ideas? Something is going on with my 5-year-old cat. Last weekend she began laying in places she doesn't normally lay, wondering around the house, looking in places she normally doesn't look. Her nighttime bed on her cat post... to make a long story short needs repair and she won't sleep on it. We thought that was the problem.
BUT then, Wednesday morning we found poo on the floor. It was all dried up (probably left the night before) but looked like it had been a slightly running poo. This morning (Friday) we found the same in a location that appeared she may have been trying to get to her litter box. She has never pooed outside of her litter box before this. The poo that is in her litter box appears to be normal.
AND Yesterday, I noticed that one of her eyes was a little watery and today is a little droopy. She is eating and drinking normally. Her energy level is normal (lazy as usual). We did not change food or litter products. However, she is like a dog and will eat anything she finds on the floor. We have not given her any flea medication. It is time to: She has been scratching, but I don't want to do that until she is better.
I think she may just be a little under the weather and it will pass, but would like to find out what you think. Thank you!!
P.s. Any natural remedy ideas to help her out would be appreciated.

hazelrunpack
July 1st, 2011, 08:29 PM
Welcome to the board, enjoyinglife365.

Any type of sudden behavior change, especially when there are physical symptoms (possible change in stool, watery eyes, droopy lids) warrant a trip to the vet. It sounds like she's been 'off' for a few days now, so an appointment sooner rather than later would be a good idea.

Cats can be pretty good at hiding symptoms until they're really sick. Some danger signs to watch for would be hiding in unusual places or going off her food entirely. But if it were me, I'd have her in for tests before it got that far. :o

enjoyinglife365
July 4th, 2011, 12:09 PM
She is doing great now. It was probably just something she ate or a little bug.
As far as my cat's bed on her post, apparently our repair is not to her satisfaction and she has found another favorite sleeping spot.

hazelrunpack
July 4th, 2011, 12:15 PM
Glad to hear she's doing so much better!