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Q. My cat is about 6 years and for the past 2 almost 3 days she hasn't consumed any food but has had one drink of water and she got sick once whats wrong

Answered By
ANGEL ALVARADO

A. Offer a bland diet (1:1 ratio of plain boiled boneless chicken and plain white rice). Feed in small, frequent amounts. Serve warm or mix in a teaspoon of baby food to stimulate the appetite. If she doesn't begin eating in the next 24 hours, a visit to your vet for an exam is recommended. Bloodwork (CBC, chemistry profile, urinalysis and thyroid profile) may shed some light on her condition. Cats who do not eat for 3+ days are at risk of serious liver related complications.


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