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My cat of 19 years suddenly howled oddly. I found him on the

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my cat of 19 years suddenly howled oddly. I found him on the floor and he was laying on his side. He calmed at my touch and I noticed he was pooping, then he vomited. He is currently laying beside me, resting, no stress, but did not get up, I carried him.
JA: Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The veterinarian will know how to help your cat.
Customer: He was perfectly fine seconds before, following me around the house. This was sudden. He has had a stroke before.
JA: Have there been any changes in appearance or diet?
Customer: No. I noticed he was limping a day ago, like his hind leg had fallen asleep, but he shook it off.
JA: Is there anything else you think the vet should know?
Customer: He had what we believe was a stroke about 6 months ago, but recovered. Has been a little weaker in the hind legs since but slowly build them back up.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

1) Any shaking behavior?
2) Was he conscious during this episode?
3) When was bloodwork last run?
4) Can you describe the 'stroke' he suffered?

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