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Posted: 8/26/2006 12:20:11 PM EDT
Our 13 year old male Maine Coon is not eating, lays around and is slobbering/drooling quite a bit. This is the second day he's acted this way. If you put food in front of him, he does eat a little. His nose also feels warm to the touch. He is diabetic, but his blood sugar is good right now.

Any thoughts? Upper respiratory infection?
Link Posted: 8/26/2006 12:22:52 PM EDT
Get him to a vet. If hes not eating hes saying please help me.
Link Posted: 8/26/2006 12:28:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rhombus:
Get him to a vet. If hes not eating hes saying please help me.


+1

if he doesn't feel good enough to eat he needs medical attention


excess slobber and drool can mean that he's having seizures(in my experience). Again, not something to fool around with...

if he is having seizures, the vet will most likely put him on a form of phenobarbytol.
Link Posted: 8/26/2006 12:30:38 PM EDT
When cats stop eating it can throw their blood chemistry way off and result in serious trouble. Vet ASAP.
Link Posted: 8/26/2006 12:33:24 PM EDT
We called the vet's emergency service and she said that they would run blood tests on Monday and to try and keep food and water in him.
Link Posted: 8/26/2006 12:35:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2006 12:37:15 PM EDT by offroader]
When a cat stops eating there's something seriously wrong and has to be treated ASAP. My cat did that and it was liver failure (but caught in the nick of time). Hopefully your vet can see your cat today even though it's the weekend but if not there may be an animal hospital that can.

Edit: Find an animal hospital to see him today if possible.

Link Posted: 8/26/2006 12:53:42 PM EDT
Call a different vet. Sorry to say he might be dead by monday if you dont.
Link Posted: 8/26/2006 12:57:51 PM EDT
Find a vet to see the cat today. Liver problems are fairly common and deadly if not treated, sometimes 13 is all you get though.

Good luck
Link Posted: 8/26/2006 1:06:45 PM EDT
What does his breath smell like?
Is he urinating? Not just going to the litter box... really eliminating!
Palpate his abdomen....Gently squeeze his abdomen and feel for masses.
Link Posted: 8/26/2006 7:19:50 PM EDT
For those who replied earlier and shared advice and concerns, thank you.

Buddy is doing okay as of 11:00 EST. He actually got up and ate some tuna I put down for him (his favorite treat), and is currently playing with our kitten. I haven't noticed any more slobbering, and he seems much more alert and responsive than he was earlier. He seems back to normal.

I called a number of vets, but none have an after hours service except his normal vet, who seemed content just to seem him on Monday.

I will monitor him closely until Monday. This whole incident seems really odd to me.

Thanks again for replies and advice.
Link Posted: 8/26/2006 7:41:41 PM EDT
Not to worry you or anything but when I was younger my cat a siamese mix a little older than that stopped eating wouldnt get up and used the bathroom where he lay we had to get him put down... never slobbered though. hinking.gif

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