Hi all, looking for any advice, namely, should I try to syringe feed my girl a little bit?
My 9 y/o cat Rosie's appetite has been gradually getting worse over the past week-ish, until she was just eating a few bites on Wednesday. Yesterday we bought some fancy feast gravy lovers and she licked up all the gravy and a small amount of the chunks several times, but by the evening she wasn't interested even in the gravy anymore. She wouldn't even eat treats. This morning she wouldn't touch any food and puked up some stomach acid. My vet was booked today but allowed us to drop her off and they worked her in between appointments, so unfortunately I wasn't with her for her exam, just talked to the vet on the phone. My husband picked her up and took her home around 1pm.
They did a physical exam and a whole body x-ray. They found some arthritis forming in her back, but nothing else out of the ordinary. She has some plaque/tarter in her mouth, but nothing seemed to be painful there. They gave her an antibiotic injection and cerenia for vomiting. The vet thought that would make her feel better and get her eating, and if no improvement to come back Monday for blood work.
Since coming home she still won't eat. She did a poop that seemed to be a solid poo with diarrhea at the same time, and there was a small amount of red blood and mucus. I found some more clear puke spots and a hairball when I got home from work, which may be hers or one of the other cats.
It's been about 24 hours where she's basically eaten nothing. Should I syringe feed her something at this point? Or would that be a bad idea?
My vet has no appointments tomorrow either but I'm going to call in the morning if this keeps up and see if she can be worked in again for some bloodwork
Does anyone have any advice? I'm worried sick about her