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Our rescue cat started sleeping in the bathtub and is acting

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Our rescue cat started sleeping in the bathtub and is acting strangely.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the cat. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: She is a Feral cat that we adopted 6 months ago and while shes not very social. her name is ***** ***** shes about a year old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Dana?
Customer: We recently gave her a topical flea medication
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

1) When was the last time that Dana had a full panel of blood work performed?
2) Aside from sleeping in the tub, what other symptoms appear odd?
3) Eating and drinking well?
4) What flea medication was applied and when?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
when we adopted her she had all of her shots and vacinations and was fixed.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I guess they would know, I can get a hold of the adoption place
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
That was about 6 months ago
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
She seems to be breathing from her belly, it is moving quickly,but shes not panting.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Still eating and drinking and wants treats.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
the flea medication was Frontline and was applied 6 days ago
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Do you happen to have a video of this?

It may be worth contacting the place that originally performed her veterinary care. If a full panel of blood has not been run, this would be wise. You'd also want to be sure she was tested for feline leukemia and feline aids. Often when cats are spending time in the tub, we see underlying kidney problems. It can also be an effort to seek cooler temperatures, but its always best to rule out medical problems before assuming the pet is simply wanting a cooler place to sleep.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Also, is she inside only or indoor/outdoor?
Any sneezing or discharge from the eyes/nose?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Outdoor cat, we tried to keep her indoors but she was ruing everything trying to get out.
No discharge
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
She looks fine, but doesn't want to be petted anymore
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Any video to share of the breathing pattern, by chance?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No. I can try to get one
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

That would help me greatly to see what you're seeing.

There is an attachment function on the page that should allow you to post pictures and video. You can also use websites like tinypic.com and youtube.com to upload pictures and video respectively. Once this is done, a set of links will appear. You can then post the link back and I can access them.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
You really can't tell unless you stare at her and see her belly moving rapidly
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I'll try now
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

I'll be standing by.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Did you receive the video?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

No, doesn't look like it posted.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Checking in, JACustomer. How is your companion doing?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
not well, she seems quite and subdued.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Did you have any luck posting the video?

Has she been checked by your vet yet?

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