weight loss and not doing much

by Shelby
(london.On Canada)

I took my 2 yr old cat to the emergency vet about 3 weeks ago cause of what they said was am ashma attack. They gave her oxegen,steroids and other med and we took her home that night. The next day my family vet stated all was clear and she seemed good. Since then all she does is lay around, she isn't eating alot,has lost weight and half the time we have to carry her out of my daughters room so she will come into the living room with us. She also will no longer sleep with my daughter and doesn't even like her favorite treats. What could this be??What should i do??

Answer by Kate
If I was in this situation and felt sure that the kittens behavior had changed dramtically since the treatment i would be definately asking the vet to take another look at them, even if it was only to put my own mind at rest that the cat was not sick still.
If she still gets a clean bill of health you may have to consider that she is depressed, yes even cats can get down. In this case try and make her home environement more interesting and challenging, hide treats inside toilet tubes with holes in and tape the ends up to give her some thing to do for instance. See my page under cat toys about ideas how to play with a cat to make it more exciting for them and also if the cat is kept inside all the time see my page about indoor cats under cat care.

Lets hope that your cat just needs alittle more excitement and interest in their life and that they will pick up soon.
best wishes Kate

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