my cat

@indahfth (11173)
Indonesia
May 24, 2012 3:17am CST
I am very confused. My cat, not eating and drinking. I do not know, what I should do. I do not have money, to bring my cat, to the vet. I do not want, my cat died. Finally, I force my cat to drink milk. I do not know, whether beneficial or not.
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@lady1993 (16391)
• Philippines
24 May 12
maybe your cat ate something bad or is really sick, that is what usually happens when they do not want to eat or drink anymore. No one cna help you but the vet though, they have medicine there..
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@shibham (17025)
• India
24 May 12
If it is so, then it is enough to feed him something sour so that he can vomit whatever he had eaten earlier.
@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
25 May 12
I am very sad to see my cat to die. I can not afford, to take my cat to the vet. I do not have money. Veterinary costs, expensive. I am very sorry, can not bring my cat to the vet. If I had money, I will certainly bring my cat to the vet.
@lady1993 (16391)
• Philippines
28 May 12
I am very sorry about your cat too. Losing a pet can be quite hard especially if you already treat them as part of your family. But at least, you cat is not suffering anymore and he is in a better place.
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@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
29 May 12
Your cat is obviously not doing well, you ought to bring it to see a vet. Though cats are animals, they have the ability to self cure, but eventually, they will succumb if they are not strong enough to take it. Has anything happen to your cat lately? Your cat could be pregnant or simply being moody. She should recover in no time once she get over it.
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@gaiza12 (4889)
• Philippines
28 May 12
I'm sorry to hear about your cat. Maybe she was sick due to being old or was able to eat something not good for her that you haven't notice her eating. You can always find another cat, a new one with your preference. Or ask somebody with a cat to give some to you when it gets pregnant.
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@celticeagle (117268)
• Boise, Idaho
24 May 12
Is your cat old or young? Is there any way it could have gotten into some kind of poison recently? Did you just move it to a new place? Have you changed its food lately? I wouldn't try to force it to eat. Did it bring the milk back up or it was able to take it? Water would be good so it doesn't get dehydrated.
@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
24 May 12
A cat should not drink milk! Cats can get serious sick of that. Water is fine enough. If you want to know what is bothering your cat you have to give more info. Is your cat young or old? Can it be a she and pregnant? If she is close to labour she won't eat or drink! Is she hurt somewhere? Had an accident or?
@yanzalong (10150)
• Indonesia
24 May 12
WakeUpKitty, I know you love cats. What's your take if I start having cats in my house. I have been thinking of having one or two cats.
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• Netherlands
24 May 12
I like all kind of animals but predators the most. They have way more character. Also I have a shelter. I think everybody who has an animal should have knowledge about the animal him/herself. This will not only safe you a lot of money. Cats have character.. they own you, you don't own them. It depends on the kind of cat if you should take one or two. Many cats like to live alone. But most important thing is: go for cat you like (from behaviour/character/looks) otherwise it won't work. Cats get old so it will be with you for the next 20 years if you are lucky.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
25 May 12
Hello indah, like you we love dogs and cats, in fact we have 4 cats. It is good to let your cat drink milk than nothing at all. Let him/her go outside on the grassy portion of you lawn, cats know how to cure themselves if they have illness. Most likely, they would just leaves of any grass they wanted to let them vomit and that's it. If symptoms persist, try to some other way to have money for the vet. I hope this makes you feel at ease. Mobhomeir here 052512 1639hrs
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
25 May 12
Oh I am sorry for that indah.I know how does it feel to lost a pet. I had once same fate as you, I lost 5 pet dogs gradually because I didn't have much money to spend for their vet...it is really hard for us to live if we at our financial scarcity. Everything would be ruin..I am sorry again, I hope you would not be closing your door for having cat again... Mobhomeir here 052612 0505hrs
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
28 May 12
Take the cat to the vet immediately. As a pet owner you should have back up ways to take the cat to the vet, or even arrange something with the vets office. How long has the cat not been drinking or eating?. Any other symptoms arise?. Try syringing water into the cat. I know my one cat was very dehydrated and sick the vets office wasnt open as it was a holiday. I syringed water into her for two days and she was fine.
• Ireland
25 May 12
If your cat continues on without any fluids getting into their system they will become seriously dehydrated and which will lead to more serious problems. Is the cat walking around much? Is it even conscious? Have you checked its mouth to make sure its not injured in its mouth? If you cannot afford to bring it to the vets to get checked out the best thing i would suggest is to try and gently force some water into it's mouth using a dropper. But be careful as if it is unable to swallow it could possibly choke, at least keep the inside of it's mouth and around it moistened with water..
@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
25 May 12
I've done it all. But, my cat still can not survive. My cat getting loose, and eventually die. I am very sad.
• India
25 May 12
Cats do not eat or drink when they are sick. It is quite normal. I think there is not much to worry about your cat. She will be eating the food when she is quite ok. Make sure that the cat has some food in front of him so that if can eat it when he feels hungry.
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
25 May 12
Usually , milk is not recommended for cats. However, I would think it better than nothing. Not drinking concerns me more than not eating. Both humans and animals can live longer without food than without water.
@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
24 May 12
Sorry to hear about your cat. However, we can't do anything to help you since we haven't seen your cat's condition. You have to observe your cat and since you said you do not have enough money to bring her to a vet- you might lost her once her condition becomes worse.
24 May 12
i do feel sorry for you, i know what is like to have a sick animal and have no money to pay vet bills. do you not have an animal welfare group who could help you? failing that, try your cat with water, as milk can sometimes upset their tummies and try hand feeding your cat. hope your cat gets better soon.
@shibham (17025)
• India
24 May 12
Hi... i am an animal activist and have been associated with wildlife and domestic from years. I had cats, dogs, rabbits and many pets years ago. So, i think i can help you in this regard but i need elaboration about his symptoms. I mean about his behavior? If he is ignoring his food, then there is surely something wrong. Please provide me more info, so that i can help u. Have a nice time.
@yanzalong (10150)
• Indonesia
24 May 12
It's too bad I know nothing about it. Do you think it is expensive to bring your cats to the vets? How long have you had the cats in your house? What do they usually eat and where do they play when you are out of the house? I am afraid they might have eaten something outside. The foods they ate might contain poison. By taking the cats to the vet would probably save their lives.
• China
24 May 12
i love cats too, so i'm sorry to hear that your cat was ill. you can do some research on the internet to try to find out what's wrong with your cat or ask for help from others who like cats and rise cat.
@ekt1609 (34)
• Australia
31 May 12
I'm so sorry to read that your cat passed away. Depending on how old the cat was, alot of elderly cats die of kidney failure - the symptoms usually being that they stop eating and drinking.
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
30 May 12
Firstly, I'm so sorry for your poor cat. Secondly, milk is not really good for cats. Thirdly, you should not have forced your cat to drink anything except maybe water and then, just gently persuaded him, not forced him. It sounds like your pet was poisoned or else ate something he shouldn't have. Maybe you fed him the wrong thing by accident or maybe he was baited. Surely if you can afford the Internet you can afford the vet. Do you have children? What happens if they become ill? If you have a pet, you MUST be able to take care of it. If you are not able to keep some money aside for emergencies then please don't get another pet.
@Uziflee (17)
• United States
28 May 12
I am so very sorry for your Loss, but being poor is not a Crime and doesn't warrrant Guilt. If you did no Harm and loved that Baby then you should feel proud and know that you gave what so many others will never know. Grief is what we feel when we lose a Life that made ours better in numerous Ways. And now we don't have that and we feel like we should have extented that Time. Remember Life that enters ours is a Gift no matter how brief. And now you have the Ability to make another little Life not so scary and they are waiting for you to give them the Gift of Love, Safety and Family. And most Cats no matter how close they were to you will leave and find a Place to die. Remember Nature has a Cycle and if you think about it, there is nothing you would have thought about if it were in Times before Man created Means to extend Life, but has done it with Greed and now we feel like Failures and Guilt if we can't give what they offer. I wish you Joy, Happiness and Love of another Friend is calling you.
• Philippines
24 May 12
Maybe he is having a hard time with the extreme heat in the weather. Check to see if your cat has symptoms of suffering from heat stroke. Make sure to keep it hydrated by giving lots of water. Also, do not allow it to go out in the sun too much...at least for now.