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Dr. Gary, Cat Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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My 7 month old male kitten is very lethargic this evening.

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Customer: My name is***** 7 month old male kitten is very lethargic this evening. He was fine this morning, and is usually very active and enjoys his food. Tonight? No appetite. Feels warm to the touch. I found some clear fluid on the floor; looks like he may have vomited. His sister is fine. I've been away at work all day so I don't know when this started.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: He's very quiet and removed...just lays very still.
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Customer: sure...meanwhile I'll call the emergency vet. They're very far away, so I hope it's not necessary. But my local vet doesn't open until Monday a.m.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I can help you wit your question today.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Do you have a digital thermometer available to take his temperature?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My 7 month old cat is usually VERY active, loving, great appetite. He was fine this a.m. I got home from work to find him very lethargic and with no appetite. Feels warm. Just lays there. Found a puddle of clear vomit on the floor.
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Do you have a thermometer available?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Use some lubricant (vaseline, KY jelly etc) on the end of the digital thermometer (do not use a mercury thermometer). Then insert about 1/4-1/2 inch into the rectum.