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Dr. Gary, Cat Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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My cat hasn't eaten sick yesterday morning. He had a very

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My cat hasn't eaten sick yesterday morning. He had a very small amount of canned chicken with broth this morning and nothing else. I gave him some chicken baby food and he didn't eat that. About half hour an hour ago he licked about 1/8 tsp of butter from my finger. He's not hacking or acting like he's trying to throw up. Since I have 2 cats I can't tell for sure if he's using the litter box. He doesn't appear to be in any urinary distress.He's very lethargic. Does he need to go to the vet? Thank you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I'm Dr. Deb and will do my best to help you today.

I'm sorry for this concern for Oscar. I do have a few additional questions to ask about him first if you don't mind:

1. Can you tell me the color of his gums?

2. Can you take his temperature?

3. Does he seem painful when you press his abdomen in between his legs?

There may be a slight delay after I receive your answers since I have to type up a response to you. Thanks for your patience. Deb