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My cat is 14 years old. Twice in the past month, I have
My cat is 14 years old. Twice in the past month, I have witnessed coughing spells, without the production of a hairball/vomit. The spell lasts for about 30 seconds and the cough is rather high in pitc… read more
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Dr. Nicole
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We have a very poorly cat with what the vet has told us is
Hi there. We have a very poorly cat with what the vet has told us is acute renal failure. He is 7 years old and medium weight, usually steady and healthy, but a week ago we noticed he wasn't eating an… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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I am stuck in a snowstorm in Montana on Christmas Eve and my
Hi - I am stuck in a snowstorm in Montana on Christmas Eve and my cat has been lethargic all day. I just took his temperature with an oral digital human thermometer. It read 106. There is no way to ge… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
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We have a female ragdoll cat that will be 17 this October.
We have a female ragdoll cat that will be 17 this October. She has not coughed up a hairball in over a year. We have used gell and hairball formula food to help and all she has done is poop out 2 hair… read more
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petdrz
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Doctoral Degree
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My 7 month old neutered male cat has become lethargic over
My 7 month old neutered male cat has become lethargic over the past several days. His breathing appears rapid and today he has not eaten. He has primarily stood on his back legs all day and he is relu… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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My cat has suddenly become lethargic, not cleaning herself
My cat has suddenly become lethargic, not cleaning herself well and not wanting to go outside as usual. She is about 5-6 years old and has had occasional hairball vomit. She is drinking water okay and… read more
Doctor 4 Cats
Doctor 4 Cats
Owner- Cat Hospital
Doctoral Degree
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Dear Vet, I have an old male neutered cat (11 years) who
Dear Vet, I have an old male neutered cat (11 years) who is generally in good health, but a bit overweight. I have had him on old age cat biscuits (Ekanuba) for the last month, and 1 x tin of Fancy Fe… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
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My cat eats and then vomits it up. This happens about 3 times
My cat eats and then vomits it up. This happens about 3 times a week. Other than that he is playful and alert. He is a semi-long haired cat and he has a great deal of belly hair that is very fine. If … read more
CriticalCareVet
CriticalCareVet
Veterinary Specialist
Doctoral Degree
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My 7 year old cat has been off his food for the last 2/3 days,
My 7 year old cat has been off his food for the last 2/3 days, he is eating grass in front of me and earlier he was under my bed making a coughing/hacking noise. He was sick about 3 days ago but nothi… read more
Denise Colgrove
Denise Colgrove
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Doctoral Degree
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Our 5 year old neutered male ocicat has been spraying increasingly
Our 5 year old neutered male ocicat has been spraying increasingly inappropriately on all surfaces in the house for several months including most recently countertops and has been eating but is steadi… read more
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Doctor 4 Cats
Owner- Cat Hospital
Doctoral Degree
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cat: rescued..full grown..skittish..notice that his coat was matting
i have a cat that i rescued about 7 years ago, shadow. he was full grown so i don't know exactly how old he is. he was abused and the poor guy is still very frightful and skittish. this winter he has … read more
Dr. Johnson
Dr. Johnson
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cats: 7 Year old Male..eating but losing weight..threw..stopped eating
7 Year old Male Neutered Cat He has been eating but losing weight and a bit lethargic I tried a worm treatment 4 days ago but he threw that up with a little hair I then tried a hairball treatment and … read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,998 satisfied customers
My 2 year old cat just went for a checkup. He has lost more
My 2 year old cat just went for a checkup. He has lost more than 10% of his body weight in last year. Also he has been drinking alot. The vet did bloodwork for kidneys, diabieties and liver problems. … read more
Dr. Shawn
Dr. Shawn
DVM
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I have a male cat that is 10 years old. He weighed in, a few
I have a male cat that is 10 years old. He weighed in, a few months ago, at 18 pounds. I noticed last week that he seems to be losing weight. When petting him this week, he seems to have lost more. He… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
33,483 satisfied customers
My cat is 15 years old. He was always healthy, active and was
My cat is 15 years old. He was always healthy, active and was eating and drinking a lot of water. Now, it is a week ago it was difficult to feed him and I have offered him different food but he totall… read more
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Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
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cat: My 18..suddenly throws up when ever she eats, and cant poop
My 18 year old cat suddenly throws up when ever she eats, and can't poop. Is it a hairball in her instestine? Should i take her to the vet or give her otc hairball meds?… read more
Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,076 satisfied customers
cat: time, even though her eating habits have not changed
My cat seems to have lost a lot of weight in a short amount of time, even though her eating habits have not changed. Could this be caused by stress?… read more
Dr. Scarlett
Dr. Scarlett
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,699 satisfied customers
Doctor,can you please tell me why my 18-month old neutered
Doctor,can you please tell me why my 18-month old neutered male Siamese cat acts like it wants to barf often and never does. Thank you,… read more
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