Hi, I wonder if anyone can help, my cat has strange symptoms & I can't figure them out, I'm thinking of visiting the vet but first I'd like to rule out the possibility that it could be something simple to fix. So if anyone has an suggestions they would be greatfully appreciated!
Tiggy is a 5 year old (estimated) neutered female, she had her shots in March of this year & is usually healthy & lively.
First (last week) she seemed to have a cold: for 24 hours she did nothing but sleep & drink fluids (when offered), she felt hot to the touch & her eyes were partially obstructed by that grey inner-eyelid bit thet cats have, she was squinting & very lethargic. She couldn't purr or meow for 24 hours & swallowing seemed to be a problem (sore throat?), she stayed in the same place & just slept. Anyway, that cleared up after 24 hours & she was back to her old self again
Now, a couple of days later, shes not herself again. She has trouble jumping & isn't particularly agile, my mum said that the other day Tiggy jumped off of the fence, onto the grass as she often does, but when she landed she gagged a few times as if about to vomit, and looked distressed. Now shes just happy to walk around, her jumping (up or down) is very hit & miss. Also her eyes seem quite watery & a small amount of that grey eyelid-thing is visible when her eyes are open. She keeps licking her lips as though her mouth is dry or uncomfortable. She seems interested in food but only manages a mouthful of wet & then gives up. Shes had some dry food, but also not much. She just drinks water & her felix 'cat milk'. She purrs & meows & is reasonably normal but shes just not 'right'
I saw her pass urine & faeces this morning in the garden, so that seems ok.