My Cat Seems to be Sick

by Wendy
(Richmond, VA)

Going for a walk in the woods..

Going for a walk in the woods..

I have a one and a half year old cat who ordinarily is very loving. He usually greets me at the door with kisses and snuggles very close to me at night. Lately, he wants to sleep almost all day and when we pick him up he growls, hisses and tries to bite. If we scruff him at the neck and settle him in our arms he will go back to sleep. Antoher thing I have noticed is that his breath is horrible. I have seen him eat a little and drink water probably more than usual. He went through this same thing about a month ago and it lasted about 3 days then all of a sudden he was fine again. Even running to the ktichen when he heard the treat bag rattle. This has been going on again now for about four days and while he doesn't seem to be getting any worse, he is not getting any better. We have not given him any new food. The only thing that I can think of that he encountered during these times were some catnip filled toys that he and our other cats seem to love. Please tell me what you thing may be going on with my little "Bean."

Answer from Kate
i well it could well be that your cat has an adverse affect on your kitten. Sometimes an over dose can produce tummy upsets etc so it is possible that your kitten may have been affected by catnip.

All you can do is to remove the catnip toys for a week and see if your kitten recovers or not. If there is no change then a trip to the vets would be the best option to see if there could be other causes. I must admit the bad breath could indicate a tummy upset or tooth problem too.

Hope he is better son

best wishes Kate

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