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S lost s voice a bit can't meow properly, s still eating but

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Hey nick
His lost his voice a bit can't meow properly, his still eating but has tryed to gag & gagging a little saliva aswell? Do u think he has something stuck in his throat? If so is there something I cs do? Thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

I am sorry to hear you are worried about Simba. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

If he can swallow, if he is eating and drinking, he probably does not have anything stuck in his throat. Often a cat will act as though there is something in the throat, if the lining of the throat is swollen and it feels like something is in there. He may have swollen lymph nodes pressing on his throat.

It is good he is eating. Can you take his temperature with a thermometer?

He may have an infection or allergies causing these symptoms. He may need antibiotics. If he continues like this, having him checked out by your veterinarian and getting medication may be the best thing. Until then, keep him well hydrated and eating. Let me know if you can take his temperature; I know that is hard to do with a cat.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Rebecca, Ok I will try to get his tempreture what should it be normaly?
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

Between 101 and 102F, around 38.6 C

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok couldn't find my thermometer. Do you think he needs to go to vet & get antibiotics? His very subdued & breathing with his mouth a little open?
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

If he is breathing with his mouth open, he should see a veterinarian as soon as possible.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

How is Simba doing?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Simba. How is everything going?
Rebecca