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Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian
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Experience:  More than 30 years of companion animal practice.
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Customer: I have a nine year old cat that stopped eating yesterday

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Customer: I have a nine year old cat that stopped eating yesterday and was acting lethargic. This morning he is panting with his tongue out and is meowing. He tried to throw up but he couldn't get anything up. What could be the problem?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Anything else I can tell the Veterinarian before I connect you two?
Customer: I have another cat. Should I keep them separated?
JA: I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and connect you two.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.
Hello, I am sorry to hear about your cat. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help. Anytime a cat is panting to breathe, or having open mouth breathing, I consider it to be an emergency. He may be having an asthma attack, he may have fluid in his lungs or an infection such as pneumonia. The trying to throw up might be his trying to bring up fluid from his lungs or chest. If you look at his tongue and gums, do they look a normal bright pink color or do they look pale? If this were my own cat, I would not be trying to treat him at home. I would be using my stethoscope and taking a chest Xray as soon as possible. Let me know how he is doing and if I can answer anything else.
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.
How is your cat doing? Can I help with or answer anything else?
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?


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