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My cat is very sick, he has bleeding from his mouth, drooling

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My cat is very sick, he has bleeding from his mouth, drooling and is very lathargic. He stopped eating a week ago and will not drink. We have given him some water with an oral syringe and he will swallow that. He seems to have some sensitivity to touching on his back and hindquarters and hisses when he is moved. He will not lay on his side, just sits in a crouched position with his paws straight out and not folded in as usual. His eyes are half open with no drainage or unusual coloring and his pupils are responsive. He has a bad odor like the smell of urine and his fur seems "rough looking".
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

Is he an indoor only cat?

What color are the gums? Is there a yellow color to the eyes or mouth?

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
He is an indoor/ outdoor cat, likes to go out once a day while I am at work, comes in with me when I get home. Just looked in his mouth, gums are pink. One other detail his tongue is sticking out of his mouth between his upper canines. His eyes are a normal green color.
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
Is he urinating normally?

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
No I would say he is not urninating at all that I can tell. He has not moved from his currant position in three days.
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
With what you write - his signs are compatible with a SERIOUS condition of a urinary blockage!

When a cat can not urinate - the body can no longer get rid of toxins and chemicals.

This may truly be a life threatening emergency and my recommendation is to bring your cat to your veterinarian or the nearest ER for evaluation as soon as possible.


This link may also help - CLICK HERE

If they say your cat does not have a blockage - that is great - but the remainder of signs you report are serious and regardless of the cause, I would recommend that he is evaluated by a veterinarian today.
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