Hi everyone, first time poster. Hopefully you can help with some tips, advice, or similar stories of your own.
I have a 4 month old Female - Brown Tabby. I adopted her about four weeks ago. She has a bit of a bloated belly, and has had it for about 3 weeks now. She has been spayed, is up to date on all of her vaccines, has been de-wormed (another dose of de-worming medicine is to be administered to her in 3 weeks as per her Vet), and is currently being given 5 drops in each ear twice a day for 10 days, the final day for her drops is today. The drops are being given to her because there were early signs of a possible ear infection.
Here are the details of the vet visits we’ve had thus far along with changes in her behavior:
First weeks of having her: Perfectly healthy, loved to play, loved to jump high, explore, etc… Her belly was a bit bloated but looked like a regular bloated kitten belly.
Scheduled vaccinations with vet, had loose stools at this time a few days prior to vet visit.
First visit to vet about two weeks ago: Last booster shot and first rabies vaccine, first dose of de-worming medicine, and started the ear drops. Fecal Test came back negative. Healthy weight, temperature was normal, signs of an early ear infection.
She became lethargic two days after the vet visit, noticed her belly was still slightly bloated. Did not want to play, wanted to rest all day, would follow me around the house but would “flop” and lay on the floor as much as she could. Continued to eat, drink water, use the litter box, use scratching posts, etc…
Wednesday of last week: Took her in to be examined by Vet because she was still not being herself. Vet said her temperature was fine, checked her abdomen – said it did not feel liquidly which may rule out the possibility of FIP, said she was alert and curious and the fact that she was eating and drinking water was a good sign. Temperature was fine but she did lose a couple of ounces.
Continued to be a bit lethargic after visit, would sometimes play, but would not jump like she used to (she used to love jumping on the dining room chairs – a favorite spot of hers) and has stopped since. She also continued to flop on the floor and sleep was much as she could.
Took her to Vet once again this Saturday: Gained the weight back, Vet said she looks fine, and this new personality could just be the fact that she is comfortable where she is. Said we could do some bloodwork but that the fact that she is still eating and drinking water and alert makes him feel that there is nothing really wrong with her.
Anyone ever experienced this or have any idea what else can be going on with her? Sorry for the long post. I am just concerned because the personality change was from one day to the next. She did not eat much last night but ate her food with out a problem this morning and is still using her litter box without any issues. She was also playing for a bit, chasing a little laser light, but would not jump at it like she used to. It concerns me that she doesn’t want to jump high while playing like before :(
Any tips and/or advice will be greatly appreciated. I might be a little extra paranoid/emotional due to the fact that we lost our family dog in November due to masses in his tummy. Just want to make sure she is okay...