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Sleeping alot ?

post #1 of 15
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Alot more than usual. My kitty has just started sleeping and laying in the same spot all day long. He hardly gets up to eat and potty. Is he going through a growth spurt? What could cause this?
post #2 of 15
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Noone has any advice??
post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by Charcoal
Noone has any advice??
I think people are just waiting for the experts to give their input!

Here's my amateur advice: kittens definitely sleep a lot less than cats so it could be a transitional thing. If it were me, though, I'd probably take him to a vet for a check-up just so I felt reassured.
post #4 of 15
I agree with Colleen. An obvious change in behavior like this is a signal that something's not right. Kittens are usually very active and eat frequently. Lethargy, not eating and/or not using the litterbox are major signs he's ill. Get him to the vet ASAP.
post #5 of 15
Agreed, Charcoal. Your little guy is a stunning boy, and I know he's more active than that from your previous posts, etc. Was his face warm? nose warm? were his eyes dialated? Did the pads on his feet feel clammy? Did he refuse food? Subtle signs are a sign something may be amiss. Follow your gut. get to the vet. And when you can-- please update us. I would like to know you and he are ok!
Love,
Elizabeth
post #6 of 15
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Thanks everyone. Can't get in for a while so I am waiting. He is playing some now so maybe it is just a growth spurt.. I hope.
post #7 of 15
It's good that Charcoal is playing a bit now, but he also needs to keep drinking and eating. Lack of food, even over a relatively short period of time, can cause liver disease. If he's not eating and drinking, he needs to be seen by a vet immediately.
post #8 of 15
Hi,

I am glad as I read through this to see your kitten is a bit more responsive today, but is your kitten now eating, drinking and pottying as usual? It's not normal for kittens to be so lethargic, nor to go off their food and water, and they can get themselves into real trouble even faster than an adult cat.

Please...if your kitten is still sleeping most of the time, lethargic, uninterested in eating or drinking, you need to get your kitten seen by a vet, it really is that serious imo.
post #9 of 15
How is your kitty today? If he isn't perking up he should really be seen by a vet. When Stormy was a kitten she had the same symptoms but it started on a Saturday and the vet wasn't open on the weekend. So I took her that Monday and she had to stay at the vet for 3 days with an URI.

Hope your kitty is doing better.
post #10 of 15
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More alert, more playful, but still not normal. He is going in today at one.
post #11 of 15
I look forward to your post after your vet visit..wishing your kitten all the best,
post #12 of 15
Wow he's a beautiful little kitty kat. Is he a Russian?? Just gorgeous.

My 10-month-old Scratchy (also Russian) went through 24 hours of being totally lethargic, wouldn't get up, wouldn't eat, wouldn't do anything - every time we tried to get near her she hissed and growled which is not like her at all. Finally I risked injury (lol!) to find out if she was ok and it turns out she had dislocated her tail and was `resting' herself - according to the vet. Maybe there is something wrong with your little Charcoal and he is trying to rest himself. If that is the case, then the vet sounds like the go to me - look forward to hearing what the verdict is you are definitely doing the right thing.
post #13 of 15
If the ONLY thing he is doing different is sleeping more than normal, I would say it's probably a growth spurt. Some of mine have been like that for a full week before they bounce back like crazy (and grow 1/2 pound during that week). Growth spurts happen on and off for at least the first 10 months, and sometimes longer for larger cats.

If he is also not eating or drinking, or not using the litter box, or sleeping more than a week, then you need to see a vet ASAP.
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva!
Wow he's a beautiful little kitty kat. Is he a Russian?? Just gorgeous.

My 10-month-old Scratchy (also Russian) went through 24 hours of being totally lethargic, wouldn't get up, wouldn't eat, wouldn't do anything - every time we tried to get near her she hissed and growled which is not like her at all. Finally I risked injury (lol!) to find out if she was ok and it turns out she had dislocated her tail and was `resting' herself - according to the vet. Maybe there is something wrong with your little Charcoal and he is trying to rest himself. If that is the case, then the vet sounds like the go to me - look forward to hearing what the verdict is you are definitely doing the right thing.
Thanks! Yes he is a Russian. I went to the vet and they said that he still has stuff in his lungs and they think it is kitty pnuemonia. They gave me clavamox and said watch him.. He is slowly getting his appetite back. Thanks everyone for the replies and advice.
post #15 of 15
Good thing you had him seen, I wish him a speedy recovery!
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