Ask the Veterinarian/Cat suddenly stops eating
My cat disappeared for two days, and when he returned he had a black mark along the side of his head, had lost weight, and was extremely worn out - we think there's a chance he might have had his head stuck in something that whole time (thus the black mark). In any case, after he returned he ate twice and threw it up both times, and doesn't drink water - he lays there and stares at it, but won't drink. Also, his eating is very slow and labored. The entire day yesterday he just layed on the couch in the same position. Additionally, his walking is very slow and he's lost his grace - he's a bit stumbly. He's normally a very happy and sweet cat - only mildly energetic, but now he looks permenantly half-asleep and drained. I suspected that this was kidney failure at first, but I looked up the symptoms of kidney failure and it's not matching - I read that during kidney failure the cat will actually drink a ton of water and be urinating quite a bit. We gave him an IV of fluids last night (my mom works for the humane society), and we're taking him to the vet today, but I'm just worried about it and wanted perhaps a quicker answer in addition while I'm stuck at work, waiting.
I would wonder about some head trauma causing neurological damage. Unless he drank antifreeze, it would be unlikely to develop renal failure in 2 days. Giving the fluids was a great idea.
You could try to contact Reiki practitioners right now, while you are at work, as they can work from afar. Also, search for local holistic practitioners, or connect with a homeopath who can consult by phone.
From the book, Healthy Animal's Journal - "Reiki: Personally, I think every person who lives with or works with animals must know at least Level I Reiki. The practitioner places her hands upon the animal (or it can be done from a distance, even around the world) with the intent for healing to occur. The energy flows through the healer into the animal. This is based on directly applying Chi (energy) to rebalance the energy field so it no longer needs to produce the physical symptoms. It is a very good adjunct to any healing modality, especially to relieve pain and inflammation. I have seen cats who begin to eat again when their food has Reiki done on the food. It also "takes the bad out of" things. By doing Reiki on smelly water in restaurants I have been able to drink sweet tasting and smelling water. Use Reiki anytime that you must give injections, vaccines, drugs, flea or heartworm drugs, or other substances with potential toxicity. Do you work in a grooming salon, or kennel, or veterinary clinic, or barn or anywhere animals are being seen? Use your Reiki on any treatments to be given and to calm the animals. People have reported getting animals to eat by doing Reiki on their food. http://www.reiki.org
is a great practitioner in Maryland who knows a lot about cats. Get a free treatment at www.interdimensionalhealing.com. Great information on Reiki - http://www.reikicourse.org
. Kathleen Prasad is a wonderful teacher and works with my favorite sanctuary and holistic education center, BrightHaven www.brighthaven.org. She just had an article on Reiki in Feline Wellness. Kathleen leads a free monthly telechat for anyone trained in Reiki and using it with animals. http://www.animalreikisource.com/
. If you cannot find a Reiki Class near you (same class for people and animals as it connects you through an "attunement" to the healing energy of the universe, making you a channel of healing), three groups offer long distance, free, attunements.
3. www.ReikiBlessings.com offers free Reiki attunements, classes and training on-line and animal classes, too
Long distance healing and training is at www.animalhealers.homestead.com/
A client of mine is using Christine, Her name is Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org, www.awakeningrainbows.com. To receive free distance Reiki send her your first name only, city and state, and whether or not you have had any Reiki training. She invites you to include your pets as well. She uses a teddy bear and does a full body Reiki distance treatment for one hour each Sunday evening from 9 p.m. until 10 p.m. EST.
Another wonderful healer, Deena Spears works long distance with Sound Tuning. www.Singingwoods.com. I have seen many animals and the people in a home be healed by her work.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine: www.IVAS.org & www.TCVM.com
2. Homeopathic veterinarians (these can often help you by phone if no other holistic practitioners are nearby that you like): www.theAVH.org and www.DrPitcairn.com. To find homeopathic practitioners for yourself, and homeopathic products, go to
http://www.nationalcenterforhomeopathy.org/products-and-services; http://www.homeopathicpharmacy.org/members/; http://www.nationalcenterforhomeopathy.org/resources/practitioners
3. Chiropractor - www.animalchiropractic.org
4. Wide range of other treatments: www.AHVMA.org, American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association