My cat's been acting a little strange lately, and I'm hoping maybe I can find some help here before I give up and take her to the vet.
Since maybe Sunday, she's been acting kind of lethargic. Moreso than her normal cat self. She'll pick weird spots like the bathroom, or cat beds she doesn't normally use to just hunker down and sleep or space out. She sorta doesn't have much of an appetite either. She's a fatty cat (losing weight tho) and has to eat in a room separate from the other cats because she gets a special diet food. Usually when I let her out of the room the bowl is empty, but lately she doesn't even touch it.
So here's why it's confusing:
It's not an all the time thing. The reason I'm hesitant to take her to the vet is because she just had a check up 2 weeks ago. I figured maybe she caught some ick from the vet's office and it would pass in a couple days. Her nose is cold and wet, though, and she's not coughing or sneezing or anything. She'll also do her normal routine of getting exciting with the other cats when it's feeding time, and chases the laser pointer around with tons of energy. I'm thinking maybe it's her mouth or a tooth?
Today when I fed the cats, she didn't eat any of her food. She went to one of the other cat bowls and ate some of the left over morsels from it. I put another cat bowl down that had more left over food in it and she pigged out on it too. After she finished, she kept rubbing her paw against the side of her mouth. Something she apparently did yesterday morning as well. So, I dunno what the heck's going on with her. He check up went well. The vet said she was doing great, anfd she even lost a pound. He also said her teeth looked fine, just a little plaque but nothing bad.
I also looked in her mouth this morning, and didnt notice anything immediately bad. Her teeth looked ok, and her gums didn't look red or inflamed. She was like "why are you doing this, this is weird" but not overly sensitive to me poking around in her mouth. So yeah... I dunno what's up. I'm hoping someone here has any possible suggestions. Otherwise I'm just going to have to take her back to the vet =/
One last thing: I have 4 cats total and the other 3 are their normal selves. The last time one of the cats got sick, it spread through all of them super quick, so if it was some kind of ick I feel like the other cats would be displaying similar symptoms/behavior by now.
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