New to forum - have a sick little girl and need advice...
1 - 1.5 yr old female long-hair I've had since 6 wks old
2 - Spaid in July this year and vaccinated for FLV/FIV, tested negative prior to vaccines, also had distemper, rabies, etc.
3 - Uses dog-door (cat-door, since she uses it more than the dogs), goes in/out, potties outside and I haven't had litter box in house in 3 months. Typically in/out many times daily.
4 - Left Tuesday night/Weds morning sometime. Heavy rains Wednesday into Thurs. Returned Thursday at 5PM and looked like doo-doo.
5 - Anorexic, not eating, sleeping all the time. Saw vet Saturday morning, labs for kidney, liver, electrolytes, protein all normal. X-ray normal. Exam negative.
6 - No change in condition since Thurs evening.
7 - Vet gave me gabapentin for pain, referenced thought some pain in right hip area (not true...this cat has no pain in the right leg, she was pee-od they were messing with her and sticking thermometer up her butt).
8 - She is a slug. I am getting her up every hour putting her in front of water, hard and soft food. She eats some but not enough, expresses interest in food, but doesn't follow through. Drinks a little.
9 - Bowel movement last night that looked normal, but had a lot of mucus. Urinate last night, this morning and this evening.
She was gone 36-48 hours and who know what happened to her. There were extremely heavy rains Wednesday into Thursday morning. I suspect she camped out wherever she was and wouldn't come out due to rain, which began this whole process of anorexia. I question psychological issues as well.
Any suggestions for what it could be or what to do? I'm not real confident with this vet and have never saw her before, but she saw her on a Saturday and it wasn't an emergency vet fee.