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My cat has stopped eating. Is drooling, sleeping all day and

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My cat has stopped eating. Is drooling, sleeping all day and lethargic. What does this sound like to you? He also feels warm
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Thanks for the question.

It sounds like he has a fever and and oral ulcers (to cause the drooling). This is usually due to a viral infection- Calici Virus is the most likely. They can also have secondary bacterial infections. If you want to check a temperature, you can use a digital thermometer and take a rectal temp. Normal is 100-102. A fever is > 103.

The treatment is usually with some fluids to rehydrate- just something under the skin or Sub Q fluids. I also like to put them on an antibiotic (Clavamox or Doxycycline) and an anti-inflammatory (Onsior or Metacam). The combination usually breaks the fever and gets them back to normal pretty quickly.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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