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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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Barn cat staggering losing fluids not able to walk3 to 4 years old

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barn cat staggering losing fluids not able to walk
3 to 4 years old
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
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I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Leo is profoundly ill if ataxic ("drunken sailor") and immobile. Please clarify what "losing fluids" means - vomiting and/or diarrhea?
Yes, poisoning is a consideration - particularly by an anticoagulant rodenticide which causes uncontrolled bleeding and profound anemia. Please check his gums and tongue for me. They should be nicely pink - not whitish. His symptoms aren't pathognomonic (specifically indicative) of poisoning, however. Many severe disorders/trauma can result in his presentation.