Why is my kitten not playful all of a sudden?
Thomas: When a kitten suddenly has a behavior change — and especially if he’s not eating — it is often a sign that he is sick. Dahlia: Lethargy (sleepiness, not playing, not being social with littermates) is also a sign of illness. The wobbliness you mention is also of concern.
What does it mean when a kitten is lethargic?
Young cats and kittens are normally hugely playful, with abundant energy, so when a kitten becomes lethargic it is a cause of concern. As cats age, their energy slows down. They tend to sleep more and enjoy the good things in life, such as sun bathing and watching the world go by.
What to do for a lethargic cat at home?
Provide the cat with plenty of enrichment such as toys, laser, playtime, scratching posts, cat trees, cat grass, etc. Try veterinary recommended cat-specific pheromones or calming supplements. Remove any sources of stress that can be removed.
What kind of cat is depressed and lethargic?
I have an 8-month-old sweetheart who I got from a shelter. I have always had a cat but Stella is different from any other…she actually is quite a ‘talker’…and she owns me completely! About 3 weeks ago she started to have diarrhea and became a bit lethargic, she was eating ok and using the litter box.
What makes an older cat tired and lethargic?
Older cats are prone to chronic kidney disease or failure. This disease is a progressive loss of kidney function and often cats appear weak, frail, or tired and sometimes vomit, drink more than normal, or urinate more than normal. Liver and gall bladder diseases can also make cats sick and lethargic.
Why does my kitten sleep all day?
Kittens sleep even more, due to the growth hormone that is released. The number of hours a cat sleeps varies according to his lifestyle and age. Typically, cats like to sleep during the day and keep awake during nighttime; however, if your keep your cat active during the day, he will adjust to sleeping during…
What should you do if your cat is lethargic?
General treatment of the symptom lethargy often includes an improved diet and supplements , such as iron supplements for anemia. It may also include intravenous fluids or oxygen therapy if required. Rest is also prescribed for lethargic cats that require it.
Is it normal for a kitten to sleep a lot?
The short answer is that kittens need a lot of sleep. They will sleep from 18-22 hours a day, and will be moving non-stop in the short times they are awake. Don’t be concerned about this amount of sleep as it’s perfectly normal for your kitten and allows their proper development in becoming an adult cat.
Do kittens sleep all night?
Newborn kittens sleep almost all the time. In time, kittens start sleeping less and less, until their sleeping hours are equivalent to 16 hours. The sleeping hours depend on the cat’s age and lifestyle. If he is left alone all day, your cat is more likely to sleep and keep awake at night.