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Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? I apologize that there was a delay in a response to your question. Does your cat spend anytime outdoors? Up to date on his vaccines? Any problems with urination or defecation?
Okay thanks for the additional information. When you say he doesn't have a fever were you able to actually take his temperature? Based on his age I would be concerned about some type of viral infection or if he got into something unusual. Does he have a habit of getting into anything unusual?
Okay with cats it may be difficult to tell if there is a fever with just the touch of the nose. However if you can get an ear thermometer you can get a pretty accurate temperature . Normally you would want the temp to be less than 102
Have you tried to tempt him to eat with different foods?
Okay that is definitely concerning if he is avoiding any food. He probably definitely needs to be seen by a veterinarian to make sure nothing more serious is going on. He may need to be tested for a virus and intestinal parasites.
let me know if you have any further questions or concerns