Cats also exhibit nervousness, anxiety and may vocalize excessively. It is a two-story house with a lot more stairs (we used to live in a ranch home) and I assumed that the weight loss was due to the fact that there are a lot more stairs. If a cat refuses to eat or drink, this often means the cat is in pain or … Recently has been throwing Up. These two always go together. Increase in an old cat’s drinking and urine production is often an early indication of several age-related diseases. Your cat appears lost or confused in a familiar environment which can result in your cat becoming trapped in corners or behind furniture, vocalizing in the middle of the night, staring at walls or into space, difficulty finding their resources (food, water bowl, perch, or litter box) and may have memory deficits, for example, forgetting they have been fed and repeatedly requesting more food. Start to encourage eating and hydration if your cat doesn’t eat for 24 hours and/or doesn’t drink for 12 hours. Blood and urine tests will need to be done to correctly diagnose which of the above-mentioned conditions are causing your cat to drink excessively. A cat drinking a lot of water than normal which is referred to as polydipsia as well as its consequent polyuria or when the cat that urinates more than usual, are both symptoms that you don’t get to notice often. If your cat isn't feeling well, it may stop eating because there's something stuck in its stomach or intestines.Or, your cat might not like the food you're offering. Also dont feed your cat biscuits as this is the worst thing for this condition especially the felix … Drinking a lot of water and failure to eat can indicate a kidney problem. So careful observation of any changes in eating, drinking and elimination habits of the cat is very important to catch kidney disease as early as possible. Observe for changes in appetite, weight loss, changes in activity level and sleeping pattern, vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration. Free access to water is essential, especially in the summer. A feline that is hiding and not eating or drinking does not feel well and may be hiding other symptoms. Either you see him in pain as he eats, or walks away from his bowl come mealtime. If you have further questions let me know. 12 year old male cat mixed with bobcat will not eat drink water for 2 days , large pupils and hides. Kitten. The thyroid glands control the body’s metabolism. ... my cat is 19 years old and suffers with this quite often and drinks loads of water. This is especially so for cats that are getting old. They used to get along with the cats in the home and now they are hissing every time they are around. Our cats are bonded to us and like to be engaged and present where we are. It also results to increased urine production in the kidneys. Cognitive functions include the mental processes of perception, awareness, learning, and memory, which allow an individual to acquire information about the environment and decide how to act. Cats commonly will miss the litter boxes due to the pain associated with going in and out of the litter box, as well as difficulty squatting. The kidneys will attempt to remove the excess sugar from the body through excretion in the urine. These can be symptoms of chronic pain and other medical issues. This is why it is very important that you determine the normal amount of water your cat is drinking every day or else we won’t be able to recognize that something is not going well. ... Kittens Drinking A Lot Of Water. Many cats begin to encounter age-related physical and mental changes between seven and ten years of age and due to this should see their veterinarian twice yearly for wellness exams and diagnostics. For cats over 10 years old (know about cat years calculator) if it is confirmed that they drink a lot of water and go to the sandbox we recommend that if it is not one of the points justified above such as a change of food to dry, or the effect of temperatures higher at home or in short, specific things that could justify it. This is why the condition is called polyuria with polydipsia ( PU/PD ). Your Older Cat Drinks a Lot of Water and Other Reasons to See the Vet Behavioral Changes. When your cat is suddenly not greeting you at the door, not sleeping with you, and other engaging behaviors that are normal, this may be a sign that something's wrong. Have you observed him drinking from water sources he doesn’t drink from before like the toilet bowl, puddles, a dripping faucet or shower? Gave him 3 syringes of baby food and a Little water. They cannot go more than a few days without eating or they risk liver damage. 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