Thanks so much for your very helpful reply.
A cats temp runs from 100 - 102.5, hotter than us So a fever of 104 is comparable to 102 in a human.
If his bloodwork was unremarkable, the infection could be due to a bad tooth or ear ache.
Maximus should be scripted a broad spectrum antibiotic like clavamox or clindamycin for 10 consecutive days.
That will clear out any infection unless it is an abscessed tooth. If so, it would need to be removed.
Check all over his body for a small wound that could be infected.
Drain the water from a can of tuna into a bowl and let him lap it up for hydration. If he does offer some tuna.
Offer smelly foods like fancy fast and baby food with no onion or garlic
Please let me know how he is doing.
I hope he feels better very soon.
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