(Closed) New kitten, older cat not eating, advice from vet – what would you do?

posted 4 years ago in Pets
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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SeaOfLove :  Where is the kitten from? Was the kitten up to date on vaccines and fully tested before you brought him home?

Both cats you say are still very active and playful. I would go with what the Veterinary professionals are saying and just let the cats be. If there is a change in attitude (they stop playing), increased vomiting, or diarrhea, then I would make an appointment with the vet and have blood work ran on both cats.

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

If he’s eating the good stuff (tuna) then I’d tend to agree that he’s just being stubborn and to just give it more time. Is he drinking at least?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Cats can be difficult when moving in together. I feel like your older cat may be “protesting” the new addition. My cat often vomits when I’ve been gone for more than a day and left with my SO.  I seriously think she does this on purpose. I would say don’t be too alarmed. They both seem to be eating some. Keep an eye on them, but it sounds like they just need a little more time to cope. 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I know this seems like an obvious question, but did you by chance change up his food, brand, or flavor? Or was this food from a new bag? My cats will NOT eat anything other than their particular brand/flavor they like.  Since he ate tuna, it seems like he’s just having an aversion to his regular food.  Cats will throw up bile if they haven’t eaten in a while because their bodies produce that bile to help digestion around their “normal” meal time.  If they don’t eat, they will throw it up.  It can lead to a more serious illness, so keep an eye for abnormal behavior.  Maybe try something different to get him to eat?

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

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SeaOfLove :  it sounds like you have done everything perfectly and if older cat is eating tuna (they are so cheeky aren’t they!) Then I think a couple more days and all will be OK. 🙂

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

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SeaOfLove : .of course! I am a crazy cat lady and my furbabies are my world and it’s horrible when they are sick! Keep us posted! X

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

Don’t worry too much. As long as he is beahving normal and he is still eating the good stuff he should be fine. My cat used to be stubborn. She stopped eating for a while after my father had to go away for couple months. She was really attached to him and she stopped eating. She got us really worried but it passed.

Few years latter we got new cats and my other cat was soo unhappy about it. She kept eating this time but she started peeing and pooping everywhere. Like she would litterally look at me and pee all over my desk! 

My point is, cats sometimes need time to readjust to the new situation. It might manifest in different ways. Just observe your cat really well and be patient with it. I hope everything will be fine! 

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