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Why has my cat stopped eating

I don't know why my cat stopped eating, her bowl is always full and she hasn't left the bathroom for 2 days, she was eating ok earlier and she even ate some of my husband's dinner tonight, then she didn't eat all day and she didn't use the bathroom. Now I have to clean up all the food and she is still not eating anything, she is very thin and skinny now, and her eyes are a little more sunken and she is starting to walk like she is limping. She will also stop walking when she gets tired, or even sleeping, she looks like she is in some sort of pn, she usually sleeps on her belly when she sleeps, but when i pick her up she lies down with her head under my husband's pillow, she's acting like she can't get comfortable.

I don't know why my cat stopped eating, her bowl is always full and she hasn't left the bathroom for 2 days, she was eating ok earlier and she even ate some of my husband's dinner tonight, then she didn't eat all day and she didn't use the bathroom. Now I have to clean up all the food and she is still not eating anything, she is very thin and skinny now, and her eyes are a little more sunken and she is starting to walk like she is limping. She will also stop walking when she gets tired, or even sleeping, she looks like she is in some sort of pn, she usually sleeps on her belly when she sleeps, but when i pick her up she lies down with her head under my husband's pillow, she's acting like she can't get comfortable.

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Hi, there are a few things that can cause anorexia.

It could be an allergy to the cat food itself, a dietary sensitivity or problem that is going on with the cat's GI tract. If this is the case, you'll need to start a feeding trial to see if the change resolves the problem.

An allergy is usually not a problem unless the cat is really ill.

If the cat is having difficulty eating and is thin, the issue is most likely a dietary sensitivity. If it is more like a GI upset (unexplnable nausea) then the issue is most likely a problem with the cat's GI tract.

If it is the GI problem, you'll need to get it looked at by a vet who specializes in digestive disorders.

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There are a couple of things you can try.

1) There are some good things you can do at home.

Take her outside to relieve stress and to be a social cat.

If you can't find her, and she is hiding somewhere, try to "trap" her by getting down on your hands and knees (or crawling) and gently feeling around. She'll usually come out if she wants to be fed.

If you try to feed her outside, try feeding her just outside, then try agn when she has had a chance to eat. This will help her get used to eating outside. It's also good to get her used to the idea of eating with other cats, as this is a good social activity.

If she is going into the bathroom more often, try to clean the litter box more frequently.

If she is not eating at all, try to offer her some wet food (as a substitute) and maybe some canned food.

2) If she is more severely ill, you may have to take her to the vet.

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I wouldn't assume it's just a matter of time and that she'll eat and be healthy agn...the problem has to be addressed, especially if she is still in pn. As a general rule of thumb, you have to start with a diet change first, then work towards improving the cat's quality of life.

In the case of an allergy, there are many foods that can cause a similar reaction. As a starting point, you'll need to figure out what she's allergic to (by elimination) and then start with a change of diet. If that doesn't work, you'll need to look at dietary supplements, then a prescription diet. Then once you've found one that works, you'll have to work on getting your cat used to the food and its consistency.

The GI thing is also possible, but the more severe the symptoms, the more likely it is to be an issue that requires the vet's attention.

I would assume she's in pn if she won't eat, so I would be looking for signs of a GI issue.

Try using a food blender or grinder to turn it into a food consistency that your cat is used to. A cat's tongue is very sensitive and they can taste food very well.

As for allergies, start by eliminating the possible suspect foods. Then try feeding it to your cat to see if it makes her ill. If she's fine with it, try making it slightly different and try to get a blood test to figure out if there is something wrong.

It's also possible that she may be getting her nls trimmed, and it could be causing her to be nervous. She may be going outside more than usual, which is stressful for a cat, and she may be having to use the litterbox more often.

Try taking her for a walk outside, and take her inside to a different area if you notice her hiding. If she doesn't eat or drink at the time she usually does (say 3-5 PM), offer her some wet food or canned food, and wt a few hours to see if she gets hungry.

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She has been eating wet food from my wife's bowl, she hasn't eaten dry food yet, and it seems like she doesn't have any problems using the bathroom when she uses the litterbox.

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