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Dr. Gary, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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Cat was off all day - thought it was s usual hair ball tummy

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Cat was off all day - thought it was his usual hair ball tummy - gave him some hairball remedy earlier and went to work. tonight he was not around, did not eat, and started to breath in shallow puffs of breath - has been like this for hours. he was like a kitten a day ago- I cannot sleep with worry and too early to call my vet - terrified he is in BIG trouble He is 6 plus years and has been in great health
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Thanks for the question.

Has your cat urinated in the last 12-24 hours?

Can you press on his abdomen and see if you feel a large bladder or if he's painful?

Is he vomiting or yowling?