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My inside cat got out and was out 8 days. Another cat fought

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My inside cat got out and was out 8 days. Another cat fought him when he tried to get home. He finally got home, was extremely stressed. Home 3 days. Was constantly opening and closing his mouth kind of like we'd do if we had a bad taste in the mouth. Still does that, but not constantly. He hasn't eaten much, odd esp. as he was out so long. Seems lethargic. I am worried he may have been poisoned. Called vet but they didn't have opening till Friday, wouldn't work him in.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am in southern oregon. Here it is 11:37 pm. Sunday night. my cat has been off his feed and seems ill since returning from being outside for 8 days and I don't know what he got into. So I need an answer asap. Tomorrow I can call a vet and hopefully he can be seen somewhere. If I'd known I'd have to wait till tomorrow I wouldn't have done this.
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your situation, and wanted to help.
Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me
Can you take a breathing rate for me (just count his breaths for 10 seconds + multiply by 6)?
Are his gums pink or pale/white?
Is he showing more belly movement when breathing then usual?
Can he eat or drink at all?
Did he have any of the wounds from the fight on his neck?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello.
His gums are pink. Breathing I don't know but seems ok. Belly movement ok. He is eating more, did eat a little when he came home. Eating pretty normally now, tho not as much as he used to. Wounds weren't serious, didn't see any on neck. Still making the mouth movements. Moves mouth around and darts tongue in and out.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Well, it is after 7 pm 3 days after I posted in the middle of the night, frantic with worry. PLEASE REFUND MY MONEY. You falsely give the impression an answer could be minutes away, and only takes a day.

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