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Dr. Gary, Cat Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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She is barely breathing after a lost night in the wooods 3

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she is barely breathing after a lost night in the wooods 3 days ago been getting worse ever day
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the cat?
Customer: not too good at all any info would be helpfup
JA: Where does the cat seem to hurt?
Customer: she doesnt hurt ...she is almost dead
JA: OK. No obvious pain. What is the cat's name?
Customer: pookie
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about pookie?
Customer: 15 yrs old
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 2 months ago.

Hello. I'm sorry to hear about your cat.

It sounds like she is in rough shape. If it's been 3+ days and she hasn't eaten anything, she is likely pretty dehydrated and malnourished. If you can get some water and canned food into her, that would help. You will likely have to syringe it.

Ideally, I would get her to a vet where they can get her on some IV fluids and probably tube feeding. That would give her the best chance of surviving the immediate future. If that's not an option, I understand. In that case, do all you can orally to get fluids and nutrients to her. If you need to get a spike in her glucose to perk her up, you can rub honey or karo syrup on her gums.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

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