Is my cat sick, bored, or just hot?
September 5, 2006 11:09 AM Subscribe
I'm worried about my cat. For the last 3 days, he's been doing nothing but sleeping, it seems like. He has been eating and going to the bathroom, but not as much as usual in both cases.
posted by Kloryne to Pets & Animals (20 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
He's about 2 years old, just had a vet check-up 2 weeks ago. His behavior in the past: When not asleep, he normally followed my b.f. and me around, mewing at us for attention, or trying to get us to chase him -- ripping up and down the furniture, etc. He also (up until now) would wake us up every night at around 4am to play.
I gave him a once over (gums, eyes, ears, looked at his butt) and everything there checks out. But he just sleeps. I know it's normal for cats to sleep 18 hours a day, but he's pretty much doing it 24, with bouts of awake time to eat and poop.
I also feel like I should mention it's been 100 degrees here, for about the last 3 days as well. And though we have an air-conditioner, it's a wall unit kind, so it's certainly not cool in the house. I know the heat is making ME lethargic. However, the cat still insists on sleeping in a sun patch, even though it's hot.
Should I take him to the vet, or am I being a paranoid cat lady? I do love his fuzzy little head...