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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience.
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I have a stray kitty that's around 5-6 months the past couple of

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I have a stray kitty that's around 5-6 months the past couple of days will hardly eat.\
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
what can i do for this kitty. I am due to go to have him nurture soon , but their wellness clinic is not available until saturday morning. He will then get his vaccinations.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. An anorexic unvaccinated stray cat can be incubating one of the diseases we vaccinate against - panleukopenia, herpesvirus, calicivirus, or already be harboring either the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) or feline leukemia virus (FeLV) as well as gastrointestinal parasites such as roundworms, hookworms, coccidia, or Giardia. There are far too many possible causes of anorexia to list in this venue and so unless he remisses unaided within 3 days, he'll need to be thoroughly examined by a vet including testing for both FIV and FeLV and those parasites by fecal ova and parasite testing. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.