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Not sure except she has started to lose weight and her lips are instead of pink. Is is around 10 and her name...

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Not sure except she has...
Not sure except she has started to lose weight and her lips are white instead of pink
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Is is around 10 and her name is Savannah. She was a stray, so not sure I'd
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Savannah?
Customer: Not sure her exact age
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Cat Veterinarian: Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert replied 1 year ago
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Hello,

I am so sorry Savannah is ill.

How long has she had white gums?

Does she go outdoors?

How much weight has she lost?

Is she eating? What foods?

Thanks,

Terri

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Cat Veterinarian: Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert replied 1 year ago

White gums are a symptom of anemia or shock.

If Savannah's PCV is below 20 she needs immediate vet care an possibly a blood transfusion.

The kidneys make some of the red blood cells so they may be the culprit.

She needs blood and urine testing ASAP.

Please let me know what is found and how she is doing.

Best wishes for her,

Terri

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Cat Veterinarian: Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert replied 1 year ago
Hi,

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

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