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Dear Expert,
My cat is 7 month old female and it has been two days since she has stopped eating, even we put the food inside her mouth she drops it and refuses to eat. She is not showing any sign of illness such as vomiting or constipation or miaowing for any pain but has become unhealthy for this starving and sleeps all the time, we noticed that her nose became white but it became pink again today after sleeping under the warm blanket (its beginning of winter)

she ate a very small bit last night, and the same amount day before yesterday.

Please help

You need to have the cat checked out by a vet.  Many diseases, including feline leukemia can cause pale gums.  They will want to run some tests to see what is going on in your kitty.  The vet may need to tube feed the kitten so it can get some nutrition.

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Dr. Louis N. Gotthelf


Dermatology and ear diseases of dogs and cats


I am the author of "Small Animal Ear Diseases; An Illustrated Guide" published by W.B. Saunders. I have over 25 years of clinical experience with a special interest in dermatologic conditions and ear diseases.

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