Ten-year-old calico cat not eating and needs help and home

This nice, interesting looking calico cat needs help both in terms of re-homing and diagnosis as she does not appear to be ill but is not eating and therefore presumed to be feeling unwell. That’s my reading of the situation. Perhaps she is just super anxious. Her bladder is distended. She looks anxious. Does she have cystitis caused by stress? A wild guess. Stress can cause cystitis and it can be idiopathic. The bladder becomes inflamed. And her irises are wide open. Why?

Click on the image below to read the full post (and full veterinary notes) from the NYC Urgent Cats FB page. The notes are interesting. They are quite extensive. It is strange that the owner thought her/his cat was 25 years old and yet she looks much younger and has an estimated age of 10.

Owner Surrender: 10/7/17 (this is the American version meaning the 7th of October 2017)

10/8/17 (8th Oct 2017)
Vet Notes: 10:40 AM
DVM Intake Exam

Estimated age:reported to be 25 years by owner; based on PE, appears to be around 10 years

Microchip noted on Intake?

History: owner surrender; owner reports that she has been urinating inappropriately for a few weeks and is also not eating.

No evidence of cruelty. Bladder distended. Inappropriate urination. Docile. Can be picked up. No eating. Prognosis is open. I may be barking up the wrong tree but I noticed that her eyes are wide open. The irises are fully opened to receive the maximum amount of light and yet there is light enough in the room to take the photo. This was not mentioned in the vet’s notes. It may be a red herring and irrelevant. It just looks odd to me.

If someone reads this they might share to see if we can help this female cat. She looks lost and concerned.

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Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 74-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare. If you want to read more click here.

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1 Response

  1. R M says:

    I tracked down where Princess was in the hope of helping her. She has been taken by a rescue group and they assured me she will get medical care so she can be adopted. I’m glad. I couldn’t provide her a home at the moment so I’m glad she will get one.

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