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post #1 of 23
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My 8 month old kitten Sundance is off his food again. So far he hasnt eaten for 15 hours. He's now at the vets to make sure he stays hydrated and stuff. This is the third time hes gone off his food in about 3 months. I dont know why and the vets also cant figure it out. Weve done x-rays, blood test, ultrasounds and everything else the vet has said might help find out whats wrong with him

He seems to be healthy in every way other then he hardly ever eats much and sometimes refuses to eat for days. At which point he goes to the vets and seems to start eating after a couple days-1 week. The vet is still trying to figure it out but have come up with nothing.

His only other symptom is when he doesnt eat he seems to have an overload of saliva and it has a brownish tinge. His teeth are fine and he has no ulcers in his mouth.

Any ideas at all? We are grasping at straws at this point.
post #2 of 23
I had a cat with a similiar problem. She stopped eating and was hiding in the basement. After many of the same tests she was just given some appetite enhancement pills which worked right away and she was fine after that. We never did find out what the problem was but it was solved and that was great!
post #3 of 23
WHat is the cat eating....?? It sounds like a intolerance issue ... ie not a full blown allergy but can cause major issues
post #4 of 23
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He's been on Wysong Anergen since the last time he stopped eating. Which was about 3 weeks ago.
post #5 of 23
Okay dont shoot me

please list all the foods he has had since this began ....
post #6 of 23
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1. Science Diet kitten. Which he was fed whil he was still my foster kitten. He didnt do good on it at all. Always alot smaller then all the other kittens.

2. EVO for a week. The he stopped eating for a couple days and so we switched too...

3. Science Diet Sesitive Stomach per vets request was on that for 1 month but threw up most of the little that he ate. Stopped eating again

4. Then the vet switched him over to the Wysong per advice of a specialist. And hes been on that for 3 weeks. He's been doing really good. Fur had been looking great, getting to a nice weight and just doing great. Nothing changed at all.
post #7 of 23
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Background on him he was a feral kitten. Mom weaned him onto hot dog, hamburgers and anything else she could nab out of the trash.

I caught him, his mom and two brothers when the kittens were 7 weeks old. One kitten died of hydrocephelus the day I caught him. Another kitten from the litter was found dead a couple days before also from hydrocephelus.

Mom is slightly phsycotic (not joking) and him and his brother that survived have always seemed a bit off. Not to bright, a little ackward but in general healthy.
post #8 of 23
I am guessing and is just that .. he might have a chicken intolerance... animals are much better at this than human animals of knowing that something makes them feel icky
post #9 of 23
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I am guessing and is just that .. he might have a chicken intolerance... animals are much better at this than human animals of knowing that something makes them feel icky
What are some good foods that dont have chicken?
post #10 of 23
natural balance duck and pea is the most widely avail.... eagle pack has a duck and oatmeal

harder to find is Natures variety which has a lamb, salmon formulas
post #11 of 23
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Thanks! I'll go out and buy some and bring it over to the vets. Sunny boy is still at the vets and hasnt eaten anything.
post #12 of 23
Wow. What a frustrating predicament.

Maybe it's a birth defect? Maybe he has bouts of anosmia?

I do hope it's something as simple as a food intolerance.
post #13 of 23
Natural Balance just came out with allergy formula wet & dry food. They have no wheat, barley, rice, or corn. They have:

Green Pea & Duck Dry
Green Pea & Duck Wet
Venison & Green Pea Wet

I was going to suggest Iams Kitten because it has tiny kibble and I've never seen a kitten not like it. Problem is that it has chicken in it and it sounds like that is an issue.

You could try sprinkling a little bit of cheese on top of the food to entice him to eat, or catnip or something.
post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by Sakura View Post
Natural Balance just came out with allergy formula wet & dry food. They have no wheat, barley, rice, or corn. They have:

Green Pea & Duck Dry
Green Pea & Duck Wet
Venison & Green Pea Wet

I was going to suggest Iams Kitten because it has tiny kibble and I've never seen a kitten not like it. Problem is that it has chicken in it and it sounds like that is an issue.

You could try sprinkling a little bit of cheese on top of the food to entice him to eat, or catnip or something.
FYI

Natural balance has had the Duck out for about 4 months... ohh and the venison has been out for about 3 yrs ....

Iams IS NOT a good allergy food
post #15 of 23
I hope your kitty is getting better! Eaten yet?
post #16 of 23
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I hope your kitty is getting better! Eaten yet?
They said he ate a tiny bit of watered down canned food yesterday. Less then half a teaspoon
post #17 of 23
are you syringe feeding>>>??
post #18 of 23
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are you syringe feeding>>>??
He's at the vets so Im not sure what they are doing with him. Hes hooked up to IV's and seems to be feeling ok. Just not eating.
post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by Fostermomm View Post
He's at the vets so Im not sure what they are doing with him. Hes hooked up to IV's and seems to be feeling ok. Just not eating.
poor dear.... for both of you
post #20 of 23
sounds like IBS maybe??

have you tried a raw diet?
IBS canines and felines have great success with raw diets.

my mother-in-law just spent a year and $2500 on her furbaby to find out what was wrong with her. She's now on a raw diet and doing fantastic.
post #21 of 23
When you get kitty back you should syringe feed and maybe even a little formula, just to perk kitty up!
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by saya View Post
sounds like IBS maybe??

have you tried a raw diet?
IBS canines and felines have great success with raw diets.

my mother-in-law just spent a year and $2500 on her furbaby to find out what was wrong with her. She's now on a raw diet and doing fantastic.
No Ive never tried raw before. Sundance has started eating a littl.e bit of wet food on his own now. He should be able to come home in a couple of days.
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by Fostermomm View Post
No Ive never tried raw before. Sundance has started eating a littl.e bit of wet food on his own now. He should be able to come home in a couple of days.
if hell eat canned

raw or basic homemade diets do help alot of IBS and IBD cats and dogs but consult your vet
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