My cat Nigel has stopped eating

by Gabi

Nigel my cat

Nigel my cat

Nigel has spent about 2-3 days sat outside, he doesn't come in for any food or water, he just sleeps outside under a bush. I have brought him back inside and put him in front of the food and water even tried treats but he just wont eat anything. i'm really worrying about him but i know that it could be anything as he is around 13 years old. if you have any idea of what it could be, i would be sooo grateful thank you for taking the time to read this.

Gabi x

p.s the photo i have added was taken a month of so ago when he was acting his normal self

Yes unfortunately you are right; the symptoms are too general to be able to give you an idea of what could be wrong. However whenever a cat stops eating you know something is very wrong indeed. Sometimes cats are very good at covering up other symptoms until they worsen by which time it can be harder to treat.

Recently my own cats both stopped eating, apart from one of the cats limping a little and the other sleeping a lot I wasn’t sure what was going on. It turned out that the cats had very severe mouth ulcers which were preventing them from eating ( it was caused by a very nasty virus called calici which I had not come across before). Luckily i got them to the vets before they became too ill and they are both now well.

So i would definitely advise that you take your cat to see a vet sooner rather than later. Hopefully it is nothing serious which a few antibiotics etc will sort out. But do not wait for too long as they can lose body fat etc very quickly.

I hope Nigel is better soon
Best wishes Kate

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