my cat hasn’t eaten in 5 day’s but he drinks water, is it time to…

my cat hasn’t eaten in 5 day’s but he drinks water, is it time to force feed him to keep him alive, I cannot afford a vet the only other option is to put him down, which pains me the thought of it

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Anonymous
5 years ago

i’m sorry, but that does not excuse this situation. he needs a vet NOW.

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Anonymous
5 years ago

what does your vet suggest?

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago

take your cat to the vet NOW.

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Anonymous
5 years ago

yes, please put your cat out of his misery if you’re unable to care for him properly…or surrender him to the vet if they think they can save him. either way, letting him continue to suffer is inhumane.

Laura Kyle
5 years ago

How old is your kitty? Has he been to the vet at all? Force feeding may keep him alive a few more days, but it is not going to fix what is wrong with him. My recommendation would be to take him to the vet, even if you can only afford an exam.

Laura Kyle
5 years ago

I agree with Margrit. Call around and find a vet who will help you. They are out there I promise. Offer to do a payment plan, work off your debt, or apply for care credit. Sometimes there are even nonprofits who will help with veterinary care. The best chance your cat has is in the hands of a vet. Best of luck

Margrit Simons
5 years ago

Surely there has to be a vet who cares enough to help this cat (and the owner ) pro bono! If not, he/she is in the wrong profession! Perhaps a call to the local Humane Society would have a suggestion!

Anna K
5 years ago

Does he have a diarrhea? Vomitting?

I totally understand your situation. If you can, please try to give him water with something sweet, like maple syrup or honey. It’s a source of natural electrolytes and raises the blood sugar levels. I’d try to feed him with a syringe. Oats + kitten food. Small portions. Double the portions with time.

Anna K
5 years ago

Hypoglycemia? Cecil, I’d keep his blood sugar levels high and fed him with a syringe.

Anna K
5 years ago

How does the cat feel today?