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A couple of weeks ago our cat woke us up early in the morning vomiting. She vomited 15-20 times in a 4 hour period, and we subsequently took her to the vet that afternoon. This cat is very standoffish, and hates anyone other than my fiance and myself. She hated the vet, and he wasn't able to get an examination of her. He gave me a liquid antibiotic, and a hairball remover to give to her. She hated each one of those, and the only way to get them into her was to wrap her in a towel, sit on her and pry her jaws open while my fiance squirted the liquid in. This resulted in most of the liquid on the cat instead of inside, as well as numerous scratches and bites on my arms, legs and fingers. She wasn't getting any better after 4 days, so we took her back to the vet. He anesthetized her, drew blood, and took xrays. The bloodwork came back fine, but the xrays showed her small intestines pushed to one side. He then opened her up to find out what was the cause of this. He found scar tissue that caused an adhesion of her small intestines and one of her kidneys. He said this was most likely due to the time she was spayed (at a different vet's office). He said everything would be fine and sent her home with us. This occurred on Monday, and it is now Saturday. The cat will not eat soft food, hard food, treats, tuna, chicken, chicken broth, shrimp, three other kinds of soft food, etc. We are vegetarians, and are buying this stuff for our cat!! She ate around a tablespoonful of tuna on wed, and the same amount on thurs. That's all she's had in over a week. I spoke with the vet today, and he's concerned, but doesn't know what else to do. She will not allow anyone to force feed her, and she is getting noticabley thinner. She does drink water when she feels like it, but no food. Anyone have any ideas for finicky, picky, ornery cats? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!! Chris and Tracy
 

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Please get a second opinion asap if your vet "doesn't know what to do." A cat that won't eat and won't tolerate force-feeding needs a feeding tube to prevent more complications such as liver failure.

Good luck!
Dr. Jean
 

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I must second this and encourage you to do the same as Dr. Jean said.
I don't think offering any more suggestions for "types" of food will help her, she will more then likely just continue to refuse them.

It sounds like there is something else of deeper concern going on here. A cat can only live so long on little to nothing. If you don't know of a good vet tonight, I would take her to another one tomorrow. Call up your vet and see if they can refer you to a specialist whom might be more capable to solve this.

Good luck!
 

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Have you tried rubbing wet food on her paws? I had a cat that was refusing to eat once, he refused to eat for a full day for no apparent reason, on the second day I was worried so I rubbed some wet food on arms and paws, since he couldn't stand being dirty he licked it off.

I also took him to the vet and they gave him some sort of shot that stimulated his appetite, I dont' know what it was, I think it might have been vitamin B12, but I'm not sure. Anyways, he came home and started eating and drinking again and was fine.

I would try this to get food down her and seek another vets advice.
 

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If nothing else, you could rub Nutrical on her paws until she starts eating again. She'll lick it off and get some calories and needed vitamins. I hope the new vet is more help to you.
 
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