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Sophie is 5 year old female. recently has become pretty
Sophie is 5 year old female. recently has become pretty lethargic, not wanting to really eat or drink much. Has occasional rough cough, like she is going to expel hairball but produces nothing.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help Sophie. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Sophie?Customer: Does not appear to be in pain if I palpate belly but that will produce to cough. Nose is dry and warm. Does have one weepy eye (allergies). Does goes outside but hasn't been for last couple of days. Has not used litter pan in last day. Doesn't want to et or drink water with tuna juice.
All of a sudden he sounds very hoarse and raspy. Nothing
All of a sudden he sounds very hoarse and raspy. Nothing else has changed about him just his meow.JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the cat?Customer: He seems to be losing his meow and sound really raspyJA: Where does the cat seem to hurt?Customer: He doesn't, other than his meow he seems perfectly normal.JA: OK. No obvious pain. Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?Customer: No, he's acting normal and his outward appearance seems normal.JA: OK. Nothing visually obvious. Is the cat eating normally?Customer: Yes, his diet hasn't changed at all.JA: OK. No appetite problems. Is the cat having trouble peeing or pooing?Customer: No, other than his meow he seems normal.JA: OK. No obvious problems there. How is the cat behaving differently?Customer: No, he is acting the same.JA: OK. No obvious behavior changes. What is the cat's name and age?Customer: Leroy and about 6 or 7 years old.JA: How old is Leroy?Customer: about 6 or 7 years oldJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Leroy?Customer: Not that I'm aware of.
I've come back to this site because I received the best help
I've come back to this site because I received the best help from Terri, a true expert with cats. I am currently fostering 3 five-week-old kittens who were rescued about 3 weeks ago. They were tied inside of a garbage bag, and thrown out of a moving vehicle onto the highway. Their previous foster was not taking care of them, and starved them, and locked two outside in the rain/cold.1 kitten has abrasions on her face/body from being thrown of a car, and the other two are dealing with a URI.I have had them since Sunday afternoon, and they came to me with VERY bloated stomachs, unlike anything I've ever seen before in kittens. 1 kitten with abrasions on her face had a bad case of diarrhea Wednesday evening, and has dealt with very soft stool since I've had her. The other two are okay in the elimination department.I have taken them to the veterinarian, and have been giving them a low dose of an antibiotic called "Bactrivet", which is an "all-inclusive" medication: treating gastrointestinal issues, respiratory issues, and diarrhea. The veterinarian gave 1 kitten a very low dose of a supplement for parasites (orally), and we are returning on Thursday for a check-up.My biggest issue right now is their food-- I am currently feeding them Blue Buffalo Wilderness (grain-free) wet food (chicken), but my shipment has been delayed, and the remainder of their food will not be arriving here until Friday of next week at the earliest-- I only have 5 more cans (3oz) of the food left, and have been unable to find anything here except for adult cat food. I'm wondering what to do? I was told to not give them kibble, but that is the only kitten food available right now.
I returned home today to my elderly cat limping heavily on s
I returned home today to my elderly cat limping heavily on his left hind leg and stumbling in circles. A few minutes later and he has returned to normal behavior. I don't know how long this was occurring or what happened prior, and am waiting on a return call from my vet, but in the meantime, given his behavior is stable again, am wondering if a more urgent visit is in order or if he can wait a couple hours for a call back...
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Sr kitty. 15 yrs. has sniffles and occasional sneezing. very
Sr kitty. 15 yrs. has sniffles and occasional sneezing. very little discharge. About once a day, white "snot" comes out, but just a little. Is it just a cold?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the kitten's name?Customer: Tommy.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Tommy?Customer: He seems to have allergies to dust and such. All his life he gets tears/discharge from eyes - they said it was herpes. Otherwise extremely healthy and eats very well. Lively, does not seem sick
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My cat has been acting very lethargic the last couple of
Hello. My cat has been acting very lethargic the last couple of days which is not her typical behavior. She likes to lounge around like most cats but not to the degree in which she has been. Usually when I get home I feed them both a treat. I shake the bag and they come running, but Instead she never came and I found her tucked away underneath the bed in our spare bedroom where she layed for another 2 or 3 hours before coming out. She also typically lays with us at night, but instead she tucked herself away in a clothes drawer and layed in there. When I pick her up she never seems to mind but last night she growled as if she was upset or in discomfort and this morning she threw up.
I found a male KITTEN in our backyard who seemed a bit sick.
I found a male KITTEN in our backyard who seemed a bit sick. I took him to the vet yesterday. He is about 6 weeks old and weighs 1 pound. He was treated with one quarter of a tablet of an 18.2 mg drontal tablet for worms. He had very liquid diarrhea, yellow colored, before that time. He also had subcontaneous liquid for dehydration, and I am giving him flagyl suspension every hours (antibiotic). Test results on his stool sample won't come back for five days. He is eating wet kitten food, drinking water and some kitten milk substitute. Last night he had projectile diarrhea, very liquid--one round yellow, one clearer with all kinds of little spots in it which I assume were worms. I've dewormed kittens before, so I know they come out one way or another. He is not vomiting, he had no fever yesterday, either. Here is why I'm writing. Though he is still eating and drinking, the diarrhea is still just dripping out at will, over and over. It is not quite as liquid and it is not projectile. It just falls out, though, then he strains to go once he has dripped some. Forget the litter box. We're running through puppy pads by the dozens. We've had to bathe him gently in warmish water. His bottom is so tender and soar. His rectum is poking out, distended, and he just screams if you try to wipe no matter how gently and with a warm damp wash cloth. He doesn't scream in pain as much if we put him in a warm bowl of water and use our hand to gently clean him. Drying him is a bit difficult, but we're managing. He is still lethargic, still dripping, and he's shivery off and on, even when dry. I'm keeping him wrapped up, and I've got a large bin with puppy pads in a warm room, and a towel, water, litter, and food to put him in if we have to go somewhere--or when I grab a little sleep. I haven't had much. I'm worried about three things--the lack of any bowel control and just dripping or going without any warning. The shivering (not constant, but this was not happening yesterday.) And third, the soreness and little distended bottom. As I've said, he is still eating and drinking. I bought the kitten milk substitute to get more liquid into him for fear of deeper dehydration, and he quite likes it. Anyway--is there anything else I can do for him to make him more comfortable or to help him? Do I need to go back to the vet with him? I took him to a vet open 24 hours and with Sunday appointment times about 45 minutes from where I live yesterday for immediate treatment, so I wouldn't be seeing the same vet, if I take him back. By the way, we have those warming pads for outside cat houses we can put under a towel for him, if you think he needs to be warmer. Okay, that's all I can think of. Sorry for the long note. Thank you for your time. Luanne Smith
I believe my cat had a reaction to flee medication,,it'sView more cat veterinary questions
I believe my cat had a reaction to flee medication,,it's been over a week,,iv been giving him cat vitamins and cat milk along with pedalight ,,all he wants to do is lay around, I'm just wondering if he will pull threw this or is there something else I need to do
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