My cat is tired and hungry all the time

by jarael
(bath, uk)

my 1 yr old nuetured cat jasper is usually very active and playful and loves to be outside, well anyway yesterday he was very eager to get fed, so i decided i would give him a worm tablet, i made sure he got the right dose for his weight and it was 3 months since he last had it done. he ate it whole with his food. a short while after he was hungry again and was meowin for food and lickin his empty food bowl but i didnt feed him again.

anyway i let him out the window and was shocked when he came back in to sleep about 10 minutes later, he usually goes off for a hour and then is in and out all day.

he spent most of the day sleeping, he is not off his food in the slightest, still greedy but he just seems knackered all the time.

has small amounts of time where he will play and go outside and follow next doors cat around but his energy levels seemed to have dropped right through the roof, there have been no change in food or surroundings etc, so im wonderin do i take him to the vet or leave it for a few days to see if he gets back to his old self? can worm tablets make cats really tired for a while?

Answer from Kate
No leave it for a few more days to see how he is. My two cats will go through periods like this too.

it may be that they have picked up a little bug that will pass on its own. Also as they get older their patterns of behavior do change. My two are now a year and a half and they have gone through all sorts of behavioral changes.

but if he is still lethargic in a day or so and you feel that his behavior is excessive then do take him to the vets.

hope he is back to his old self soon

best wishes kate

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