Last week Milo wasn't feeling great - he was vomiting and not eating. We took him to our vet where he got some SQ fluids, Cerenia, and abdominal radiographs. A big concern for young cats is foreign bodies in the GI (meaning, they eat something they are not supposed to!). These can be very very bad - strings especially, so it's important to get on top of things. His rads showed a lot of intestinal thickening (which you normally cannot evaluate on rads), lots of feces, and lots of gas. We brought him in the next morning for repeat abdominal rads to make sure everything was moving, and to give him IV fluids. Luckily he recovered quickly after that, had a giant poop, and is feeling all better!
Even though it sounds silly, it's important to bring your cat to the vet right away when they seem "off". Cats are a prey species as well as being a predator, so they hide their pain very well. Sometimes the only sign things are really bad is your kitty not eating! Sometimes they just hide more than usual. If this had been a foreign body, things would have gone bad really fast had I not brought him in. - 1 day ago