If you know or even suspect that your cat might be sick you must make an appointment with your veterinarian immediately. They will be able to examine them and know exactly what is wrong with them and how best to take care of them.
We will provide you with some helpful tips that will allow you to take better care of them. Please remember that these tips should be taken into consideration after you have taken them to the vets.
Helping Your Sick Cat To Eat
When your cat or emotionally upset the will eat little to no food. Do not let this bother you unless they are exhibiting this behavior for more then 24 hours in which case you should take your cat to the vet. In order to help your cat to eat you have to be able to tempt them.
Choose food that they enjoy and which have a very strong aroma. To help enhance the smell warm it up. Make sure that you help them to eat small servings so as not to upset their stomach. Let them eat as much as they want. Any left over food should be removed so that it does not make your cat nauseous.
Cats who are sick prefer to eat, tuna, chicken, cat biscuits, or special invalid diets from their vet. If they are having trouble swallowing turn the food into liquid form to make it easier for them.
Vomiting And Diarrhea
When your cat is vomiting and suffering from diarrhea you must keep a close eye on them because they are at a high risk for dehydration. If the vomiting does not seem too severe and is not frequent then try to not feed them for 12 hours. No food does not mean no water. Make sure that they have access to plenty of water. You can also try not feeding them 12 hours after the vomiting has stopped.
Afterwards try to feed them a teaspoonful of chicken or white fish that has been boiled and skinned. If they can keep this food down then give them a little bit more after two hours. Keep them on this diet for two days. After those two days mix this soft food with some of their normal food.
If your cat is suffering from diarrhea do not let them eat food for 12 hours. Then allow them to eat the same food we mentioned before. If this diet does not help and your cat is still experiencing this problem or if they seem to weak to want to eat you should take them to your vet immediately.