Cat has colitis, had an "episode" yesterday and has been lethargic since
September 18, 2013 12:50 PM Subscribe
My 10 year old cat Leo
has colitis and occasionally has episodes where he kind of stiffens up, probably in pain, but it usually passes in 10 minutes or so and sometimes he throws up, but then he's back to normal. Last night he was like this and threw up after dinner, but then he's just been really lethargic ever since, almost like he's drugged or something.
posted by fromageball to Pets & Animals (8 answers total)
He's eating normally and showing interest in food but he's just like...half asleep and not really moving around much and still seems somewhat stiff. His eyes are kind of glassy. If I call him he looks at me but doesn't do much else.
Relevant info: I've taken him to the vet several times over the past few years for the colitis(because at first it totally freaked me out) but it usually results in something like a $400 vet bill and they don't really do anything other than shrug and give me expensive probiotic stuff that I can barely get down him anyway. A couple years ago I bought Dr GoodPet probiotics powder and had been putting it in his food and that pretty much fixed the problem but I ran out of the powder like a month ago and haven't been able to replace yet(I moved and haven't been able to find it) I just ordered some with expedited shipping, so that should take care of the colitis but the lethargic behavior is worrying me. Also since he's been like this since last night.
I guess I'm worried that he had a stroke or something?? I don't know anything though.
My other cat is acting totally normal - usually when the colitis is acting up he for some reason takes the opportunity to pounce on Leo and bother him as much as possible but he hasn't been doing that today. Not sure if that means anything...
I guess I will start looking for vets since I will need one anyway...I'm in nyc in harlem/washington heights area if anyone has any recommendations.