My cat suddenly showing severe fatigue, hair and weight loss

My 3-4 month kitten, Severe fatigue out of no where My kitten, he's about 3-4 months old has suddenly has begun to severely fatigue, he is just sleeping all day. When usually he has been an extremely hyper kitten, now wont play at all. He has begun to shed hair and has gotten very skinny. Theres no signs of runny nose or eyes and no infections. No idea what it can be and unfortunately do not have money to go to the vet. Please help very sad over here :( Time is very important also just for the perfect lil kittens sake

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    By: Karen Nelson El Segundo, CA

    Replied on 04/19/2011

    Gosh, so sorry to hear your news.  This kitten does sound very ill and time is of the essence with little ones.  It is very abnormal for a kitten to not play and for any kitten to have hair loss.  It could be something as simple as worms/parasites, but there could be many other things making your kitten ill.  

    Have you asked your veterinarian if they have any kind of payment plan?  Sometimes if you are an established client, a payment plan can be arranged.  Often times they have a third party of finance like CareCredit or FarmPlan that you can apply for like a credit card.  Have you spoken with family members or friends to see if anyone might loan you money to at least have the kitten examined and an estimate of treatment/tests can be made up from your local clinic.  Lastly, finding a rescue group or shelter in your area and seeing if they would take on a kitten that is sick.  This last option would make you sign over ownership of the kitten though.

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  • Ear mites and cat weight loss. What to do?

    My cat has ear mites and does not seem to be getting any better, losing weight, Dr. has done blood work and was almost positive she had thyroid problems but came back negative. Please do you have any idea what else could be going on?

  • What causes a cat to fall when jumping?

    My cat ,Baci, is a mackrel tabby. His weight is normal although I think that he doesn't eat alot. It seems like only 1/2 c of dry food a day. He doesn't appear to be losing weight or to be in pain. In the last week, he has fallen several times when jumping from one piece of furniture to another. He has always been quite agile. Any suggestions as to what might be causing this?

  • Severe cat weight loss?

    I have a 4/5 yr old male sphynx.In the last few months he has lost severe weight- he weighs 3.11kg right now. I had him at the vet, they took blood samples and everything was fine. He eats Royal Canin Sphynx dry cat food and tin food twice a day. He eats alot - he has a good appetite. He drinks alot of water. He has recently started urinating in the house - something he has never done before. We have another Sphynx male - they have been together for 3 years. His weight is fine. Plse help.Yolanda

  • What can be causing my cat's vomiting?

    My 4 year old cat has thrown up about 3 or 4 times in the last week. At first it was his food, but now it's like a yellow liquid. Bile maybe? I gave him hairball meds yesterday thinking that might be it. What could be causing his vomiting?

  • Is my cat sick?

    Last night I noticed my cat was sitting in the litter box. He does that sometimes so I wasn't too worried about it. But this morning he was still in there. I took off the lid to the box so that I could clean it and our cat had poop/litter mix stuck to his mouth. He sounds like he is wheezing a little bit and he has a patch the size of a dime missing from the top of his head. I brought in some water and he drank a lot of it but it sounds like he is hiccuping or something

  • Cat's meow is gone?

    Hi - my cat is 9 years old. She lost her voice on sunday. We have a kitten who was sick and had to go to the vet. She might have gotten the virus form him. We had a few friends over on saturday night, some of them were smoking, not sure if this might have been the reason for her voice going away. She is on anti-biotics now. She eats her food, butk I feel so bad for her when she tries to meow and nothing comes out. Thanks

  • Are moving slowly, not drinking and stiffness cat illness symptoms?

    My cat is behaving strangely. She is always playful tom-boyish, and now she walks normally, but very slowly. She sits in front of the water dish, just staring at the water, not drinking any. She felt stiff when I held her and dry heaved. No foaming or bad breath, just whats above. What might be the problem?

  • Cat has lost her balance and cannot land on her feet

    My cat had a liter of kittens 4 weeks ago. Within the last week, I've noticed she has lost her balance, sometimes she stumbles when she walks and when she jumps off something she often cannot land on her feet. She also will no eat her dry cat food, she will only eat wet food. Could it possibly be an ear infection or is there something more serious going on with her? She is a 3 year old female calico.

  • Is a stuffed up nose part of cat allergy symptoms?

    My cat has had a snotty nose forever... years.. I have another cat and he is fine. Lately, it's been getting worse. I never had him tested because he has never shown symtoms of being sick, no fever, no excessive sleeping etc.. He just now seems to be more stuffed up than usual... What do you think?

  • Cat nose is bloody

    My cat is 14 yrs. old has been sneezing alot lately and tonight got a bloody nose. The blood was dripping and he sneezed blood all over the carpet.

  • Cat with weight loss, increased urination and increased drinking?

    My cat is 9 yrs old just recently lost weight and inceased urination and increased drinking

  • Thickand clear cat vomit

    Our cat is acting a little ill and has left us a nice mostly clear, but quite thick (almost like egg whites) vomit with just a little bit of white in it. It kind of looks like mucus. Any ideas?

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