Hi everyone, like many I joined this forum because I am becoming a bit concerned about my kitty.
A week or so ago my 1 year old cat Cheza has been sleeping more than usual. Mostly in my lap, or in my bed when I go to sleep - which she NEVER does, not since she was a baby. She usually sleeps in the window, but she hasn't been getting into the window at all, not even to look outside like she usually does.
Aside from sleeping a lot, her behavior is pretty normal. When I try to stimulate her with toys, she shows interest and bats around at it or becomes instantly alert when I bring out her favorite toy... but she is not as hyper as usual when she plays. Her appetite has always been small, so I can't tell if her not eating a lot is normal. I feed her a mix of can/dry food making sure the first few ingredients are chicken etc. She regularly grooms herself and I clean her litter every 1-2 days.
Something I think it could be:
About a week ago I gave her flea drops because her fleas have become a bit out of control again. They didn't work at all (I use Frontline, which has always worked in the past), so I have resorted to the flea comb every day until I can try to put drops on again. I saw a lot of fleas and flea dirt, which makes me feel horrible.
I've been doing my best to keep them off of her, but my dog regularly goes outside and brings them back in the house.
She is an inside cat, so there's nothing she could catch from outside. I took her to have her shots and spayed in April, which did mellow her out quite a lot. Could the fleas cause such lethargy and make her sleep so much? Could she be bored? My house is small which doesn't provide much stimulation, though I do my best with various toys to try and entertain her.
Since it's not an emergency yet, I thought I'd get everyones' opinion here before I resort to spending my limited funds on a vet... which I WILL do if I have to. Please help!
I want my normal happy baby back.