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Garfield has diabetes and kidney disease. He was receiving…

Garfield has diabetes and...

Garfield has diabetes and kidney disease. He was receiving fluids but did not have any for 10-12 day. Then he was given about 1 1/2 or 2. He does not seem to feel well. He is not eating but he has had something to drink. His breathing is about 48 times a minute. His gums seem pink. He has gone to pee and poop but doesn't have the energy to get completely in the box. Is this an emergency? Can I call the vet tomorrow?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?

Garfield is a cat at 12 years or above. There are 3 people taking care of him from different houses.

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help with the diabetes. What is the cat's name?

Garfield

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Garfield?

He is resting sort of but does not seem completely relaxed. He has diabetes and kidney disease. He gets 1/2 unit of insulin, 2 x day.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I was mainly concerned with his breathing 48 times per minute. Is that an emergency?
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I'm am very concerned about Garfield. His increased respiratory rate, lack of appetite, lack of energy and history of diabetes and kidney disease put him in a concerning state at this time.

I recommend seeking emergency care for Garfield this evening so that he can be evaluated and stabilized.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
That is what I needed to know. Thank you.

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