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  • We found a cat and took her in. She doesn't eat much or drink much, and we haven't noticed her go to the bathroom - but she looks healthy and has a good disposition. Is there a reason she may not be eating or going to the bathroom?

    I recommend that you take her into see your veterinarian as soon as possible. Not eating in cats can be caused by stress but usually goes away within 24 hours. With for her not eating and drinking having gone on for at least 3 days, I am concerned that there may be an underlying medical cause.

    I am also concerned that she may be dehydrated. There are many things that could be causing her lack of appetite. Some of these diseases can be passed to the other cats in your household. It is important that you get her checked out as soon as possible.


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