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My 2.5 year old male cat is warmer than usual to the touch

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and is lethargic and won't...
My 2.5 year old male cat is warmer than usual to the touch and is lethargic and won't eat
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. While Watson's symptoms are important, they're not pathognomonic (specifically indicative) of any one disorder. i understand that you didn't come to this site to be told that Watson needs to be seen by his vet but that's the best advice I can give you at this time. I, too, would need to perform a thorough physical exam possibly including diagnostics in the form of blood and urine tests and imaging in the form of X-rays or ultrasound in an attempt to clarify why Watson is behaving so. Please check his gums and tongue for me. They should be nicely pink - not whitish (anemia) or greyish-bluish (lack of oxygen). Please check his respiratory rate at rest. He should be breathing no more than 40 times per minute. Please take his rectal temperature - this is a two person job! Any body thermometer placed 1.5" into his rectum for 1 minute will do. Normal is 100.5-102.5.
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