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Dr. Gary, Cat Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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We have a 10month old outdoor cat who is normally very

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We have a 10month old outdoor cat who is normally very active. He likes to catch mice and other rodents around the property. This afternoon when we returned from work, he had vomited a couple times on his enclosure floor. He is lethargic, breathing shallowly and quickly, and moans/hisses when picked up. None of this is normal behavior.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the cat?
Customer: No.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Jess K replied 3 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am very sorry to hear about your kitty. Based on your description (repeated vomiting, lethargy, shallow breathing), this is an emergency situation that requires urgent care. I would be very concerned about some sort of intoxication particularly as it sounds like he is an indoor-outdoor cat. He needs veterinary attention immediately, as his symptoms are very serious.

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