Cat won't eat for 2 days after getting her shots

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Cat won't eat for 2 days after getting her shots

Post by Sue B » Thu, 22 Jun 2000 04:00:00



I had to take my cat to the SPCA clinic for her shots, about 16 miles round
trip.  Since we didn't have much money, the cat had to wait for hours, with
dogs who barked their heads off, about to chase my cat, and even one of the
dogs slipped his collar.  My Tweety, already a traumatized cat from
surviving a tornado 3 years ago, was handled pretty quickly because of the
lines.  Trouble was, I forgot to bring the evidence of her Feline Leukemia
shots, so I had to return her yesterday, because she hasn't eaten since her
shots were administered 2 days ago.
Since then, she has avoided me, my mom, and even my other cat, a Maine Coon
named Sylvester. He wouldn't leave the room where Tweety was hiding.  He was
obviously upset that Tweet's not feeling well, and even slept with my mom
since she was hiding under the chair in her room.  This doesn't sound normal
to me--a cat who won't eat or come out of hiding for the third day because
of her vaccinations.  Could there be allergies, or just plain nerves?
 
 
 

Cat won't eat for 2 days after getting her shots

Post by Chessfrea » Thu, 22 Jun 2000 04:00:00


Maybe she had a reaction to the vaccinations. I would ask the vet who gave
her the shots.
Lynn


Quote:
> I had to take my cat to the SPCA clinic for her shots, about 16 miles
round
> trip.  Since we didn't have much money, the cat had to wait for hours,
with
> dogs who barked their heads off, about to chase my cat, and even one of
the
> dogs slipped his collar.  My Tweety, already a traumatized cat from
> surviving a tornado 3 years ago, was handled pretty quickly because of the
> lines.  Trouble was, I forgot to bring the evidence of her Feline Leukemia
> shots, so I had to return her yesterday, because she hasn't eaten since
her
> shots were administered 2 days ago.
> Since then, she has avoided me, my mom, and even my other cat, a Maine
Coon
> named Sylvester. He wouldn't leave the room where Tweety was hiding.  He
was
> obviously upset that Tweet's not feeling well, and even slept with my mom
> since she was hiding under the chair in her room.  This doesn't sound
normal
> to me--a cat who won't eat or come out of hiding for the third day because
> of her vaccinations.  Could there be allergies, or just plain nerves?

 
 
 

Cat won't eat for 2 days after getting her shots

Post by Tamste » Thu, 22 Jun 2000 04:00:00


-snip-

Quote:
> He was obviously upset that Tweet's not feeling well, and even slept with my
> mom since she was hiding under the chair in her room.

-snip-

I don't know if we should worry more about your cat(s), or about your poor
Mom hiding under the chair!

Oh, I'm only joking!  :-D

I'm sure you'll get some sage advice from the more experienced catpeople in
this group!  Hopefully, it's not an indication of anything too serious . . .

Best wishes!  

 
 
 

Cat won't eat for 2 days after getting her shots

Post by Dave & Denis » Thu, 22 Jun 2000 04:00:00


It sounds like your cat had a reaction to the shots.  Check her inner ears
and see if she feels warm.  One of my cats gets ill everytime she gets her
shots.  High fever, lathargic, etc...  Talk to your vet and let him/her know
about this so that next time your kitty gets shots, she could split them for
you.  Unfortanetly for you, you'll have another drive.   It could be trauma
too, but... more than likely, she is not feeling to well and just staying
alone till she feels better.  Do you know how to take a cat's temp?  Use a
rectal thermometer and keep it in for a few minutes or as long as possible
to get a good reading.  I usually watch the mercury as it rises to see where
it starts to slow down, then will wait another 30 seconds or so.  A cats
normal temp is around 100 to 102 degrees.  anything higher is a fever.. good
luck. hope this helps.
--
Denise
Cats: http://www.moonsgarden.com/
When there, see albums that start with "Cats"

Homepage:  http://www.moonsgarden.com/***s


Quote:
> I had to take my cat to the SPCA clinic for her shots, about 16 miles
round
> trip.  Since we didn't have much money, the cat had to wait for hours,
with
> dogs who barked their heads off, about to chase my cat, and even one of
the
> dogs slipped his collar.  My Tweety, already a traumatized cat from
> surviving a tornado 3 years ago, was handled pretty quickly because of the
> lines.  Trouble was, I forgot to bring the evidence of her Feline Leukemia
> shots, so I had to return her yesterday, because she hasn't eaten since
her
> shots were administered 2 days ago.
> Since then, she has avoided me, my mom, and even my other cat, a Maine
Coon
> named Sylvester. He wouldn't leave the room where Tweety was hiding.  He
was
> obviously upset that Tweet's not feeling well, and even slept with my mom
> since she was hiding under the chair in her room.  This doesn't sound
normal
> to me--a cat who won't eat or come out of hiding for the third day because
> of her vaccinations.  Could there be allergies, or just plain nerves?

 
 
 

Cat won't eat for 2 days after getting her shots

Post by e.. » Thu, 22 Jun 2000 04:00:00


Its not unusual for them to lose their
appetite for a few days after having
shots if they had several shots at once.
She sounds stressed out from the experience
you describe. Since you went to a SPCA clinic
and might have trouble getting in touch with
vet, post over at alt.med.veterinary
vets there can give you a better idea
where to draw the line between a normal
reaction and something more extreme.
Quote:

> I had to take my cat to the SPCA clinic for her shots, about 16 miles round
> trip.  Since we didn't have much money, the cat had to wait for hours, with
> dogs who barked their heads off, about to chase my cat, and even one of the
> dogs slipped his collar.  My Tweety, already a traumatized cat from
> surviving a tornado 3 years ago, was handled pretty quickly because of the
> lines.  Trouble was, I forgot to bring the evidence of her Feline Leukemia
> shots, so I had to return her yesterday, because she hasn't eaten since her
> shots were administered 2 days ago.
> Since then, she has avoided me, my mom, and even my other cat, a Maine Coon
> named Sylvester. He wouldn't leave the room where Tweety was hiding.  He was
> obviously upset that Tweet's not feeling well, and even slept with my mom
> since she was hiding under the chair in her room.  This doesn't sound normal
> to me--a cat who won't eat or come out of hiding for the third day because
> of her vaccinations.  Could there be allergies, or just plain nerves?

 
 
 

Cat won't eat for 2 days after getting her shots

Post by Jim Vecchiol » Thu, 22 Jun 2000 04:00:00


Actually, it may be a reaction to the vaccine. One of my cats reacts
badly to the "4-way" distemper etc. shot and does not eat, lies around
listlessly, looks just plain miserable and is more likely than not to
hide under the bed. This lasted several days and I took her back to the
vet and got a cortisone shot for her which helped pick her up. Now, the
vet and I agree that my cats get their shots only every two years rather
than yearly and the female gets a cortisone shot along with the vaccine
to prevent problems.
Jim
Quote:

> I had to take my cat to the SPCA clinic for her shots, about 16 miles round
> trip.  Since we didn't have much money, the cat had to wait for hours, with
> dogs who barked their heads off, about to chase my cat, and even one of the
> dogs slipped his collar.  My Tweety, already a traumatized cat from
> surviving a tornado 3 years ago, was handled pretty quickly because of the
> lines.  Trouble was, I forgot to bring the evidence of her Feline Leukemia
> shots, so I had to return her yesterday, because she hasn't eaten since her
> shots were administered 2 days ago.
> Since then, she has avoided me, my mom, and even my other cat, a Maine Coon
> named Sylvester. He wouldn't leave the room where Tweety was hiding.  He was
> obviously upset that Tweet's not feeling well, and even slept with my mom
> since she was hiding under the chair in her room.  This doesn't sound normal
> to me--a cat who won't eat or come out of hiding for the third day because
> of her vaccinations.  Could there be allergies, or just plain nerves?

 
 
 

Cat won't eat for 2 days after getting her shots

Post by Phil P » Fri, 23 Jun 2000 04:00:00


I don't want to scare you, but not eating for two days is bordering on
dangerous for a cat.  First thing I'd do is call your vet and tell him
your cat hasn't eaten for two days - he might tell you to bring her in
or syringe feed her to get some food into her.

Protein deficiency leads to reduction in the synthesis of apoproteins
needed to mobilize lipid from the liver.  This can lead to Hepatic
Lipidosis a/k/a Fatty Liver Disease - a very serious liver disease.
It can develop if a cat doesn't eat for more than 2 or 3 days.

If you can't reach your vet right now, mix some high-quality canned
food in a blender with some water - thin the food so it will pass
through a baby syringe (you can buy one at ShopRite or CVS for $2-$3).
Just behind her canine tooth is a gap where the syringe will fit
perfectly without having to stress her out by forcing her mouth open.
Feed her  s l o w l y  so not to ***her or make her inhale the
food.

Very important to get food into her.  Try as hard as you can to reach
your vet - most have a service through which they can be reached - If
you can't reach your vet and you can't get food into her - the only
other alternative is an emergency clinic.

Call your vet.

Good luck.

Phil.

--
               "How long does a cat stretch?
          From one end of my life to the other"
      Feline Healthcare - http://www.moonsgarden.com/


Quote:
> I had to take my cat to the SPCA clinic for her shots, about 16
miles round
> trip.  Since we didn't have much money, the cat had to wait for
hours, with
> dogs who barked their heads off, about to chase my cat, and even one
of the
> dogs slipped his collar.  My Tweety, already a traumatized cat from
> surviving a tornado 3 years ago, was handled pretty quickly because
of the
> lines.  Trouble was, I forgot to bring the evidence of her Feline
Leukemia
> shots, so I had to return her yesterday, because she hasn't eaten si
nce her
> shots were administered 2 days ago.
> Since then, she has avoided me, my mom, and even my other cat, a
Maine Coon
> named Sylvester. He wouldn't leave the room where Tweety was hiding.
He was
> obviously upset that Tweet's not feeling well, and even slept with
my mom
> since she was hiding under the chair in her room.  This doesn't
sound normal
> to me--a cat who won't eat or come out of hiding for the third day
because
> of her vaccinations.  Could there be allergies, or just plain
nerves?

 
 
 

Cat won't eat for 2 days after getting her shots

Post by Sue B » Fri, 23 Jun 2000 04:00:00


Her temp was normal--102.  She has a low stress tolerance, and when she has
to be carted off to a vet, then she won't "speak" to me for about a day.
Yesterday, she saw me and ran in the opposite direction; now she actually
looked at me and meowed.  And she ate some this evening.


Quote:

> It sounds like your cat had a reaction to the shots.  Check her inner ears
> and see if she feels warm.  One of my cats gets ill everytime she gets her
> shots.  High fever, lathargic, etc...  Talk to your vet and let him/her
know
> about this so that next time your kitty gets shots, she could split them
for
> you.  Unfortanetly for you, you'll have another drive.   It could be
trauma
> too, but... more than likely, she is not feeling to well and just staying
> alone till she feels better.  Do you know how to take a cat's temp?  Use a
> rectal thermometer and keep it in for a few minutes or as long as possible
> to get a good reading.  I usually watch the mercury as it rises to see
where
> it starts to slow down, then will wait another 30 seconds or so.  A cats
> normal temp is around 100 to 102 degrees.  anything higher is a fever..
good
> luck. hope this helps.
> --
> Denise
> Cats: http://www.moonsgarden.com/
> When there, see albums that start with "Cats"

> Homepage:  http://www.moonsgarden.com/***s



> > I had to take my cat to the SPCA clinic for her shots, about 16 miles
> round
> > trip.  Since we didn't have much money, the cat had to wait for hours,
> with
> > dogs who barked their heads off, about to chase my cat, and even one of
> the
> > dogs slipped his collar.  My Tweety, already a traumatized cat from
> > surviving a tornado 3 years ago, was handled pretty quickly because of
the
> > lines.  Trouble was, I forgot to bring the evidence of her Feline
Leukemia
> > shots, so I had to return her yesterday, because she hasn't eaten since
> her
> > shots were administered 2 days ago.
> > Since then, she has avoided me, my mom, and even my other cat, a Maine
> Coon
> > named Sylvester. He wouldn't leave the room where Tweety was hiding.  He
> was
> > obviously upset that Tweet's not feeling well, and even slept with my
mom
> > since she was hiding under the chair in her room.  This doesn't sound
> normal
> > to me--a cat who won't eat or come out of hiding for the third day
because
> > of her vaccinations.  Could there be allergies, or just plain nerves?

 
 
 

Cat won't eat for 2 days after getting her shots

Post by Sue B » Fri, 23 Jun 2000 04:00:00


Tweety started to eat just this evening, and she came out and meowed at me,
even though she didn't have the strength to jump on my lap.  She was looking
at me while she was lying down, moving her ears and meowing.

Quote:
> I don't want to scare you, but not eating for two days is bordering on
> dangerous for a cat.  First thing I'd do is call your vet and tell him
> your cat hasn't eaten for two days - he might tell you to bring her in
> or syringe feed her to get some food into her.

> Protein deficiency leads to reduction in the synthesis of apoproteins
> needed to mobilize lipid from the liver.  This can lead to Hepatic
> Lipidosis a/k/a Fatty Liver Disease - a very serious liver disease.
> It can develop if a cat doesn't eat for more than 2 or 3 days.

> If you can't reach your vet right now, mix some high-quality canned
> food in a blender with some water - thin the food so it will pass
> through a baby syringe (you can buy one at ShopRite or CVS for $2-$3).
> Just behind her canine tooth is a gap where the syringe will fit
> perfectly without having to stress her out by forcing her mouth open.
> Feed her  s l o w l y  so not to ***her or make her inhale the
> food.

> Very important to get food into her.  Try as hard as you can to reach
> your vet - most have a service through which they can be reached - If
> you can't reach your vet and you can't get food into her - the only
> other alternative is an emergency clinic.

> Call your vet.

> Good luck.

> Phil.

> --
>                "How long does a cat stretch?
>           From one end of my life to the other"
>       Feline Healthcare - http://www.moonsgarden.com/



> > I had to take my cat to the SPCA clinic for her shots, about 16
> miles round
> > trip.  Since we didn't have much money, the cat had to wait for
> hours, with
> > dogs who barked their heads off, about to chase my cat, and even one
> of the
> > dogs slipped his collar.  My Tweety, already a traumatized cat from
> > surviving a tornado 3 years ago, was handled pretty quickly because
> of the
> > lines.  Trouble was, I forgot to bring the evidence of her Feline
> Leukemia
> > shots, so I had to return her yesterday, because she hasn't eaten si
> nce her
> > shots were administered 2 days ago.
> > Since then, she has avoided me, my mom, and even my other cat, a
> Maine Coon
> > named Sylvester. He wouldn't leave the room where Tweety was hiding.
> He was
> > obviously upset that Tweet's not feeling well, and even slept with
> my mom
> > since she was hiding under the chair in her room.  This doesn't
> sound normal
> > to me--a cat who won't eat or come out of hiding for the third day
> because
> > of her vaccinations.  Could there be allergies, or just plain
> nerves?

 
 
 

Cat won't eat for 2 days after getting her shots

Post by SnowByrd » Mon, 26 Jun 2000 04:00:00


My older kitty had a reaction to his shots some years ago.....very lethargic
and high temp..I thought he was gonna die.  The vet told me to bring him back,
and they gave him some kind of shot to counter act the reaction he had. He got
better quickly after that.

Hope he feels better soon...

Snowbyrd