Destructo, our 7 year old long hair cat shut down yesterday.
He was just lying around.
He did not nip at us when he rubbed his stomach.
He did not react at all to catnip, when normally he’s a drug fiend.
Finally, in the evening, we took him to the veterinarian.
It turns out that he had a urinary tract blockage, not uncommon in male cats of a certain age, he is technically middle-aged now.
His blood work was good, and there is no sign of kidney damage, so it looks like we caught it early.
He has been catheterized.
We are probably going to have to change his diet, something lower in magnesium, I think, but I’m an engineer, not a veterinarian, dammit!*
The prognosis is pretty good.
*I love it when I get to go all Dr. McCoy!