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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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19LB Large frame (and overweight) neutered male American Shorthair

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19LB Large frame (and overweight) neutered male American Shorthair cat. Driving across country (moving). Day 2, and he hasn't eaten or drank any water, and he's developed a 2.5cm goiter on one side. I am in a hotel outside Kansas City and have no idea where I can find a vet. Is there anything I can do to help him? Could this become acute or fatal?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.
Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me:
Is the goiter located mid-neck?
Is it hard, soft, fluidy, or sore?
Any retching, gagging, lip licking, or vomiting?
Are his gums nice and pink (not white/pale)? Moist or sticky?
If you press on his belly, does he have any tensing, tenderness, discomfort, or pain?
Could he have eaten anything he should not have (ie bones, dead animals/insects in the hotels, plants, chemicals, human meds, etc)?