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If your cat has stopped eating for a while now then it can be a sign that your cat is not fit anymore rather it might be suffering from any kind of illness so it is really important for any cat owner to look that whether the cat is eating properly or not. There are a hell lot of health complications which may result in your cat not eating or drinking properly such as kidney failure, any infection which has taken place internally, intestinal complications and the most dangerous reason can be cancer. But sometimes it can just be a toothache as well which is not letting the cat to eat though it wants to have food. In this matter a good vet can help you a lot by identifying the reason behind the cat not eating in the same way as it used to and you can get the treatment of the complication done as well to normalize the situation completely.
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Vaccination proves to be life saver for all animals but they do have certain side effects which include loss of appetite is one of those side effects. Here you would notice that your cat might be ignoring food or water for a while right after coming from the current vaccination which might be because of the adverse reaction or result of shots. This condition though does not last for a very long period of time rather it is for few hours or days and after that everything gets normal as usual. Sometimes change of surrounding can also be the reason which often happens when you cat your cat for a vacation and return after few days. This happens because of the strange and unfamiliar surrounding that they face and also because they fail to be comfortable quickly in new places. This situation often gets normalized when they start adjusting like before again.
What happens when cat not eating?
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Well because of the above reasons cat often refuse to eat though this refusal is same for many animals but this proved to be most dangerous for cats. Cats are known for their freaking eating habits, it is common in them that they can eat another meal right after finishing a meal and you might notice them taking from your food even after feeding them but there are times they go hungry and during this time they use the fat which is restored in the liver. The fats restored in the liver are being used after the protein supply of their body stops completely. This situation can make them extremely unhealthy and weight loss is common as well in this time. You would also observe that during this time your cat is falling sick and the immunity system does not work properly. Due to the over use of the liver fat it is seen that many cat suffer from liver failure and this situation can lead death as well.
These were few reasons behind why your cat is not eating or drinking over a long period of time and the best way to treat it is to know about the reason and try to solve the reason then automatically this problem would be resolved.