My cat is messed up. Help!
June 24, 2014 7:44 AM Subscribe
We awakened this morning to find that overnight, our 14-year-old cat had vomited many times throughout the house, and had also pooped in the living room and then leaked black/possibly very dark green fluid/diarrhea throughout the house as well. We do have a vet appointment for this afternoon, but the hive is good with cat stuff, so I'm asking here as well. Details about our kitty inside.
posted by altopower to Pets & Animals (21 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Kishiru is 14 and up until the last month or so has been quite healthy. About a month ago, I noticed blue bumps inside her ears and decided to take her to the vet. She was diagnosed with major bacterial infections in both ears and we did a 2-week course of antibiotic drops, which upon followup, showed to have cleared the infection. At the followup appointment, I mentioned she had been sneezing and having eye watering, and she was diagnosed with a flare of feline herpes, likely picked up before we adopted her (she came from a kitten mill that was busted), flaring due to the stress of the vet and the ear drops. This followup appointment happened about 2 weeks ago.
Starting about a week ago, she became somewhat less interested in food, which is unlike her. She'd eat, but not as enthusiastically. She's never been super-active, but she's been laying around more.
This morning, we discovered the aforementioned vomit (some which was just clear fluid), feces, and little dots of diarrhea all over the house, and she was pretty listless. Her eyes are back to leaking and are sort of pink around the lids. We didn't feed her this morning, just in case.
Food: we feed her canned grain-free food, a total of about 5.5 oz/day (half in the morning, half at night). We have been experimenting with different brands, so that is a possibility, but the fact that the poop is black makes me doubt that's the answer.
Again, we do have a vet appointment this afternoon, but I'd like some ideas before then. Thanks!