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Hello my name is***** but you can call me Dr. H, and I am a licensed veterinarian. I understand that your pet Mommy Cat has a swollen, sluggish and not eating or drinking. This sounds serious I am afraid. Cats are good maskers of disease and when they stop eating it is usually indicating a serious underlying medical issue.
Swelling around the neck can be caused by: swollen lymph nodes due to infection or cancer, or an abscess (bacterial infected pocket).
Do you have a picture of the swollen area to show me?
Also please look at Mommy Cat's gums and tell me what color they are?
- Dr. H