my cat was fine but now hes acting a bit strange

by buffy
(keswick,ontario,canada)

hi,well a couple hours ago and all day long my cat was acting normal but i went to feed him dinner and he didnt come running like usual so i went and found him lying in my bed i picked him up and he growled like he was in pain and he is just lying down not like his usual self he looks different even he still stretchs when i pet him but he is not acting normal at all he wont eat or drink i force fed him some water and a bit dripped on his paw he didnt lick it right away like normal but eventually he did he keeps licking his lips can you please help could he just have a flu or something


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Hi
Often when a cat licks his lips all the time it is a sign he wants to vomit. So yes it does sound like he is not feeling well.

However it is impossible to say what the issue is. It may just be a short lived virus which he will get over in a day or two, in which case he just needs rest and some quiet time. However if his symptoms worsen or if it continues for more than a couple of days then he should be seen by a vet.

Cats can pick up bugs just like the rest of us which normally sort themselves out. All you can do is keep an eye on him. Give him some tlc and some space and yes make sure he has access to water so that he does not dehydrate.

lets hope it will pass soon but if not then a trip to your vet may be in order.

best wishes kate

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