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What is wrong with Barney?

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by BarneyBobCat, Mar 23, 2019.


  1. BarneyBobCat

    BarneyBobCat PetForums Senior

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    Suddenly he has become unfriendly. He is sleeping a lot, with his back to us and in places out of reach. When we can get near him he cries if we touch his stomach. He has eaten little over the whole day. We think he was fine until lunchtime, although he was very sleepy leading up to lunch.

    I think his tummy is sore - he makes a noise when i press on it. No signs of anything untoward happening in the house so Im very confused. Any advice?

    I realise this is a bit vague sorry.
     
  2. mrs phas

    mrs phas my home, my sofa, my rules

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    Take him too vet, as soon as possible, tomorrow if not tonight
    hes obviously in pain and no one here can help with that
     
  3. David C

    David C PetForums Senior

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    Why haven't you just called the vet and taken him straight in to be seen?
     
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  4. Quartermass

    Quartermass PetForums Senior

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    As much as I want to save you money and say wait until tomorrow to see if he gets better I don't think that I would - although it's very difficult to judge by text how serious you feel it is. I mean is this the equivalent of you or I getting the runs and not feeling so good so we have an early night? Or is it appendicitis type symptoms?
     
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  5. BarneyBobCat

    BarneyBobCat PetForums Senior

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    I'm trying not to overreact. On one hand you could say he is just tired and unsociable. He had eaten well until lunchtime, and he has been out in the garden the afternoon for a wander. But I know he is not quite himself. No vomit, no toilet troubles at all. In fact I might say he could be bunged up. It's confusing.
     
  6. lymorelynn

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    You really need to take him to your vet.
     
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  7. BarneyBobCat

    BarneyBobCat PetForums Senior

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    I will take him to the vet if I think he definitely needs to go. Im not bothered about the out of hours charge - I have insurance anyway, although I have never claimed before. I just don't want to waste anyones time unnecessarily. Interestingly though Barney is currently wolfing down some food which is the first time he has ate properly in about 12 hours
     
  8. SbanR

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    At least ring the Out of Hours Vet and get his opinion.
     
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  9. buffie

    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    Personally I would be at the vet with Barney,he sounds as though he is in pain and obviously unwell.
    Cats are masters at hiding illness so if you can see he isn't right it has most likely gone beyond "a sore guts"
    He could have a blockage .
     
  10. Quartermass

    Quartermass PetForums Senior

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    You're the best judge of it. I think what you should take from this thread is that if you ever feel "I don't know if I should bother..." then the answer is yes, you should bother.
     
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    Mrs Funkin Human mother to Oscar

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    I hope you managed to speak to your vet and I’m with @Quartermass - if you ever err on the side of not being sure about contacting the vet, always be cautious. Hope Barney is okay, let us know if you get a minute to do so.
     
  12. BarneyBobCat

    BarneyBobCat PetForums Senior

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    He's still not right so I'm at the vet now
     
  13. Mrs Funkin

    Mrs Funkin Human mother to Oscar

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    Oh bless little Barney, glad you’ve taken him. Paws crossed for it being something 1) not too serious and 2) easily resolved. Thanks for the update.
     
  14. BarneyBobCat

    BarneyBobCat PetForums Senior

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    Vet thinks he has had a fall and hurt his pelvis. The vet gave him a anti inflammatory injection and asked us to confine him to a room for the next 24hrs to limit his movement
     
  15. Quartermass

    Quartermass PetForums Senior

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    Poor little Barney. I think that sounds better than something gastrointestinal though. I hope he's ok!
     
  16. Mrs Funkin

    Mrs Funkin Human mother to Oscar

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    Oh Barney! You’ve come a cropper indeed. Hope the anti inflammatory and rest help quickly, poor little chap. Thanks for letting us know BBC.
     
  17. BarneyBobCat

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    He seems to be back to his old self, Im trying to restrict his movement but he's running wild! Climbing on everything and doing somersaults with a mouse toy :eek:
     
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    Yes I agree thanks - I was hoping he was just constipated as he hadn't pooped yesterday. The vet thinks thats because he has hurt his pelvis and the action of pooing may hurt
     
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    Glad you know what was wrong, hope he heals soon.

    Jack for the first time, did the far leap from counter to top of fridge yesterday.
    I was going to put a high stool for him to hop down on when he was ready but OH took him off, worried he would hurt himself jumping down.
    Jack did not want to leave the fridge but did ;)
     
  20. BarneyBobCat

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    You can't take you're eye of them for a minute! Barney heard finally just done a poo (which was quite firm) and is now racing about - currently trying to eat the front room blinds
     

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