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Old February 2nd, 2005, 09:37 AM
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Hi! I'm new

I found this site while trying to find help for my cat who won't eat. She's an 8 year old calico female. I've taken her to the vet and they say nothing is wrong with her. She's never been finiky before and acts perfectly fine.......just doesn't want to eat. She's began to nibble a little and is drinking a little bit of water finally but I'm still concerned. Not sure what to do next.
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Old February 2nd, 2005, 09:53 AM
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Hi Mare and welcome to the site I would post your question about your cat in the health section. I am not really able to give any advice about cats but there are lots on here who will be able to offer some suggestions
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Old February 2nd, 2005, 09:58 AM
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Cat won't eat

How are the cat's teeth? Around that age, the teeth can have quite a build up of tartar and grunge and can abcess and become quite painful, and the cat may be hesitant to eat because it hurts. They can also swallow a lot of unpleasant crap from rotting teeth and this will make for an upset tummy. I assume the vet checked the teeth and gums? If the gums are overly red with swollen areas, this shows there is some degree of irritation or infection. Take a look at the teeth, even the back ones, and see if they are showing signs of brown/black (anything but white ) and foul smell, and this signifies some dental work is in order. This is just the first thing that I thought of after reading your post.

If the teeth are nice and pearly, perhaps another trip to the vet is in order and some blood work may be necessary to rule out other causes.

Another thought is: have you had any changes in your environment that might be upsetting the cat? Sometimes the smallest thing will throw a pet for a loop! Let us know what you discover.
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Old February 2nd, 2005, 10:04 AM
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I just poseted under the health site but thanks for the response. I have had blood work done and everything is normal. Also had exrays taken. I did put a new airfeshener in that room but removed it yesterday after reading different things on this site. I thought that may be the problem but haven't seen any change yet.
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Old February 2nd, 2005, 10:05 AM
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ooopppsssw forgot

they did look at her teeth and didn't see anything that could be causing a problem. One thing she has eatten is hard treats and i figure she wouldn't eat them if her teeth hurt.
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Old February 2nd, 2005, 12:03 PM
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Hi and Welcome to the board. Look forward to seeing pics of your furbaby.
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Old February 2nd, 2005, 01:13 PM
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Cat wont eat

Hi Mare, my little Calico won't stop eating. Not sure what you feed your furbaby, have you tried warming up the wet food, or changing foods. I found that if I am trying to feed my baby when she has to take medicine or wont eat that Fancy Feast chicken (purple can) with gravy does the trick. We are currently on Hills Prescription and she hates it so I put a little dried crumbled seaweed (used for sushi) not too much as very salty, or dried liver (purchased at pet store) on it. I have also had success with cooked chicken, turkey and chicken livers. Don't let it go too long if she wont eat, the vet may need to check her out again. Let us know how it is going.
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