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Old 04-25-2019, 01:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Hey there, I am about to syringe feed her now. I have both wet food, and her dry kibble mashed up and watered down. I really hope this helps. Behaviorally, she is acting the same as ever! She is still very active, and very alert to sounds and smells. She's still social (for her kind of social). Thanks for the tips on the feeding and temp, I'll let you know how things go!
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Old 04-25-2019, 02:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I was finally able to get 1ml of food in her. (Wet food with water in a syringe) Half way through she wanted to flail around and burrow lol, but then she ate the second half. Both times she seemed to eat it quite enthusiastically. But when I put the food down for her to see if she was interested in it, she smelled it quite a bit but then would leave it and go wandering around.

1 good thing was that before I fed her, she had a normal poop. About average, maybe a little less than she usually has when she is out and about.
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Keep at it, slow progress is at least some food going in. It can take a few tries to get them to eat, they don't really understand what you are doing. But she needs to be syringe fed if she isn't going to eat on her own until you figure out why she's not eating on her own.


Put some in her sleep area, see if she will eat any there.
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Old 04-25-2019, 02:42 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Thank you SO much for all of your help and support, honestly. I truly appreciate it, so much. I've got some in her sleeping area, outside her hut 🙂
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Old 04-25-2019, 03:00 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Also, when I had her out, she was sneezing (maybe 2-3 times). No mucous or discharge came out, but I could feel a tiny "spray" of wetness on my arm after.
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:27 AM   #16 (permalink)
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How did last night go?

If the sneezing doesn't continue I'd likely chalk it up to she had a fuzzy or something on her nose. A little moisture doesn't bother me as they lick their noses a lot.
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Old 04-26-2019, 01:46 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Hi! I was able to get almost 2 more ml of the wet food in to her. I also trimmed up her nails and we hung out for a bit.

I was out this morning (I volunteer at a cat shelter) but my husband was home and he messaged me to say she was out eating! When I got home, she had eaten about 60-70% of her dry kibble, and a tiny bit of her wet food. He said she also drank "a lot" of water, but I'm not sure how much water is too much? She didn't go in her wheel last night and she is back in her bed, but I'm hoping since she ate, that she will go running tonight. I also put the temp up a little bit more too.

I haven't heard any sneezing today and even last night I didn't hear any. Only in the afternoon. That's true too, she licks her nose a ton (She's even licking her nose in my profile pic lol) Thanks so much for checking on us!

Fingers crossed for tonight!
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Old 05-07-2019, 05:26 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Just wanted to update: The last 5 days, Truffles has eaten and gone in her wheel to exercise and is having normal pee and poo. She is eating her regular dry kibble again, and I'd say she eats about 90% of her daily food. Yesterday she was licking me and anointing herself. Everything seems just about back to normal, besides the fact that she is coming out to eat, drink, exercise and go to the bathroom only during the day now - usually about noonish, and then again in the late afternoon, sometimes early evening. So that part is still off. Other than that, she seems basically back to her normal self.
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Good news! I still have to wonder if her eyesight is going which could explain getting up during the day. She's only sleeping at night? I have had some who still had good eyesight that got up during the day. I always thought that maybe like us their bladder weakens as they age and "Hey, while I'm up I might as well have a bite to eat.". But they often got up to eat/potty during the evening hours too.
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