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My male 2 year old cat is lethargic and dry heaving. ding in

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My male 2 year old cat is lethargic and dry heaving. Hiding in the closet
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How long has he had these signs?

Has he vomited? Can he keep water down?

Are his gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?

If you press on his belly, does he have any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?

Could he have eaten something he should not have (ie bones, toys, plants, chemicals, etc)?

Is he passing urine normally?

Has he had any diarrhea?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He's using the box OK. I noticed his nose is runny. No discomfort when I press on his belly. Gums seem normal
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
One minute it seems like he's lethargic and the next he's running and jumping
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you,

I am very glad to hear that he is using the box normally (since urinary blockage is a feline emergency when it arises). Otherwise, if we have a young cat with lethargy and dry heaving is intermittent, I'd be concerned about whether he has eaten something he should not have. So, can you tell me if there is any chance he has access to any plants, bones, or if any toys have gone missing?

How is his appetite?