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Lethargic cat

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by EmilyMaurice123, Jun 19, 2017.


  1. EmilyMaurice123

    EmilyMaurice123 PetForums Junior

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    Hello

    We lost one of our kittens Eric in the beginning of May due to FIP. Our other kitten, Maurice is suddenly very lethargic; is it normal for cats to become very lethargic in the heat?

    Obviously I'm a bit paranoid at the moment as I have ben on the look out with Maurice for symptoms of FIP but he been fine up until the last couple of days.

    Thanks, Emily
     
  2. Vanessa131

    Vanessa131 PetForums VIP

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    Yes, some cats hate the heat. Is everything else normal, toileting etc? Are his gums nice and pink?
     
  3. Franlow

    Franlow Guest

    Yes is the short answer, what is the breathing like? is he panting? My old lady Poppy is really suffering in this heat - she is longhaired. She has been in the bath twice today for a damp down & is now laying in front of the fan. I have a chillax cool mat arriving tomorrow, so, hopefully she will enjoy that & made some frozen tuna popsicles for my brood, hopefully they will be ready soon!
     
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  4. Calvine

    Calvine PetForums VIP

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    All mine are totally unhappy with it...stretched out on floors, didn't want dinner yesterday until gone 7 pm, then I had to round them up. I'd be worried too if I had lost one so young; how awful for you...I can understand why you are concerned. XX
     
  5. Calvine

    Calvine PetForums VIP

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    I'm glad your lot aren't at all spoilt...tuna popsicles, eh? :Cat:Cat
     
  6. Franlow

    Franlow Guest

    Lithium informs me it is impossible to spoil a Burmese :)
     
  7. Calvine

    Calvine PetForums VIP

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    It's the one on your avatar that worries me a bit: he looks as tho' he's plotting something! He's gorgeous.
     
  8. Franlow

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    He would have to have some brains for that, & sadly, Argentium wasn't even in the queue
     
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  9. EmilyMaurice123

    EmilyMaurice123 PetForums Junior

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    Ah ok thank you! And good tips for cooking him down!

    Still a little paranoid so I'm watching his behaviours like a hawk!

    Thank you
     
  10. Calvine

    Calvine PetForums VIP

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    No, you mustn't do that!!:Cat:Cat:Cat:Cat
     
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  11. Babyshoes

    Babyshoes PetForums Senior

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    My boy looks like he's melting, lying in front of the fan, not eating as much as usual & enjoying ice cubes in his water, as well as more water play than he'd normally tolerate...
     
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  12. Bertie'sMum

    Bertie'sMum Obedient Cat Slave

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    I think you meant 'cooling' him down - in this heat he's probably cooked enough:Jawdrop
    Missy went out first thing this morning (5am) but has been indoors for most of the day stretched out in the coolest room (sitting room) - just too hot which I can appreciate and I'm not wearing a fur coat !
     
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  13. Franlow

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    Just bit the bullet & bought a portable air conditioning unit for Poppy. I just can't bear how much she is suffering & having had a really crap owner for the first 12 years of her life, she is going to be spoilt rotten & I don't care
     
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  14. EmilyMaurice123

    EmilyMaurice123 PetForums Junior

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    Oops - think he has cooked enough for today!!
     
  15. Franlow

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    Wow, the Tuna popsicles are a massive hit with Poppy and for the first time today she is breathing normally - she has eaten 3 :)
     
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    Do you mix tuna with water and freeze?
     
  17. Franlow

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    Yes, one small tin of tuna, one of water, then blend. Will make them with normal cat food tomorrow, I don't like them having too much tuna.
     
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