Cat won’t eat after having bad food
Hi, I just joined the forum because I’m worried about my cat, Tetley. He’s an 8 or 9 year old DSH rescue. Up until last Friday he was in perfect health. I started him on a new food, whole earth farms duck pate, and then by Sunday/Monday he wasn’t eating hardly at all. I took him to the vet Monday morning they gave him an iv for fluids and a shot of anti-nausea medication, then sent me home with a hunger stimulant medicine. He’s been having the hunger stimulant for 5 days and he’s still not back to his normal eating habits. Today (Thursday) he ate about half the recommended amount of food for cats his weight.
Is it normal for cats to take this long to recover from an upset stomach issue? My vet said if he doesn’t get better they should do blood work but I don’t know if that’s necessary or if he’ll continue to slowly regain his appetite. Does anyone have any experience with a cat that is slow to start eating normally again? Any help would be much appreciated.